Recent Grantees

At our Summer Board of Directors’ Meeting, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 128 grants for a total of $7,145,000.  Below is a list of our recent grantees from the March 1, 2017 deadline.  



Jill's House, Inc.


General support.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


$225,000 for the Kennedy Center and $225,000 for the National Symphony Orchestra, for DC-area education and community programs; and $475,000 for the Washington National Opera's Young Artist Program.

KEYS for the Homeless Foundation, Inc.


$35,000 outright and $10,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

Kid Power - DC


General support.



For the Capital Teaching Residency program.

La Clinica del Pueblo


General support.

Latin American Youth Center


$100,000 for general support, $15,000 to support the President and CEO leadership transition, and $10,000 for continued costs of the acquisition of Chess Challenge.

Latino Economic Development Center


$35,000 for general support and $30,000 to support the one-time costs associated with the merger of Empowered Women International with LEDC.

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, Inc.


General support for the Crisis Center and its programs.

Levine Music


General support.


General support for LIFT-DC.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia


General support.

Live It Learn It


General support.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation


General support for LISC DC.

Manna, Inc.


General support.