Recent Grantees


At our Fall Board of Directors’ Meeting in October 2018, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 132 grants for a total of $9,670,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between March 2, 2018 and July 2, 2018. Please visit our Annual Report Page for a full list of Cafritz grantees.




Institute of Urban Living Inc.


General support for Hyacinth's Place, which provides affordable housing and support services to homeless women living with a mental health diagnosis.

Iona Senior Services


$70,000 for general support for Iona Senior Services, $30,000 for the DC Long Term Care Coalition and $20,000 for the DC Senior Advisory Coalition.

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington


To support the construction and launch of the new Jewish Museum in the nation�s capital as well as operational support during the pre-opening development phase, to be paid over three years.

Jews United for Justice


General support.

Jill's House, Inc.


General support.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


$225,000 for the Kennedy Center; $225,000 for the National Symphony Orchestra; and $475,000 for the Washington National Opera.

KEYS for the Homeless Foundation, Inc.


General support.

Kid Power, Inc.


$40,000 for general support and $15,000 to support a high school alumni program through the acquisition of the Brainfood program model and curriculum.



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 the Chess Challenge program.

Latino Economic Development Center


General support.

Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, Inc.


$15,000 for general support of the Crisis Center and $5,000 to support an AmeriCorps Volunteer Maryland (VM) Coordinator.

Legal Aid Justice Center


General support for the northern Virginia office.

Leveling The Playing Field Inc.


General support to collect used and excess sporting equipment and to redistribute these items to schools, youth programs, and neighborhood sports teams in underprivileged areas.