Our giving in Health and Wellness supports integrated healthcare and prevention efforts and broad collaborations, to ensure that all DC metropolitan residents live longer, healthier lives. We strive to bridge the worlds of health and healthcare through a broad range of investments. These may include support for community-based nonprofit health centers and coalitions of healthcare providers, in order to increase access to coordinated, high-quality medical, dental and mental health services for our region’s low-income and most vulnerable residents.

We also look for models that keep people healthy in the first place. Support may go towards increasing access to nutritious, affordable food; creating opportunities for better health in our neighborhoods, homes, schools and workplaces; and decreasing the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the DC metropolitan region.

To address disparities among our region’s most vulnerable populations, the Foundation also funds nonprofits that provide community-based, culturally competent, comprehensive services to children, older adults and disabled individuals. Our hope is that every metropolitan Washington resident can actively participate in a robust community life and maintain independent living for as long as possible.


At our Spring Board of Directors’ Meeting in March 2020, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 132 grants for a total of $6,225,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between July 2, 2019 and November 1, 2019. Please visit our Annual Report Page for a full list of Cafritz grantees. Below is a list of our recent grantees in this program area.

Organization                                         Amount

Arlington Free Clinic $65,000
Breast Care for Washington $40,000
CCI Health & Wellness Services $25,000
Crossroads Community Food Network, Inc. $30,000
DC Greens $45,000
District Of Columbia Forensic Nurse Examiners $15,000
Farming 4 Hunger $35,000
Great and Small $10,000
Healthy Living, Inc. $30,000
Home Care Partners $50,000
Institute for Public Health Innovation $30,000
Mercy Health Clinic $35,000
Minds Incorporated $10,000
Neighborhood Health $65,000
NOVA ScriptsCentral, Inc. $30,000
Spanish Catholic Center $50,000
Tracy's Kids Inc $15,000