Spotlight Article Archive

Rose Ann Cleveland announces future plans

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I wanted to let you know that I will be retiring from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation at the end of October, 2017. Working at the Foundation has been such an honor and a blessing—I am astonished when I do the math and realize that .. Read More

Our New Program Officer

Mike joined the Foundation in August 2016 and is responsible for grants related to housing, homelessness, community and economic development, as well as volunteerism, advocacy and civic engagement. Mike brings with him an extensive background in public policy and corporate social responsibil.. Read More

We are excited to announce our new grant application!

Dear Colleagues, We are excited to announce the launch of our new grant application format, effective for the November 1, 2016 proposal deadline. For many years, applicants have used the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’ Common Grant Application (CGA). In response .. Read More

New Grant Application!

Dear Colleagues, We are excited to announce the launch of our new grant application format, effective for the November 1, 2016 proposal deadline. For many years, applicants have used the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’ Common Grant Application (CGA). In response to.. Read More

Arts and Humanities Program Officer

We are happy to let you know that Program Officer Jessica Plocher will now be overseeing the Foundation’s arts and humanities docket. Jessica joined the Foundation staff in September 2007, bringing an excellent background in sociology and studio art. She has worked as a teaching.. Read More

Spotlight: The Potomac Riverkeeper Network

The Foundation strives to preserve the region’s resources and raise awareness so that individuals can enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives in a clean environment. Through our grant-making, we support groups that are concerned with our natural environment’s past, present and future. Since 2000, the.. Read More

5 Steps to Take When Your Grant Proposal Fails

By Tobi Printz-Platnick September 29, 2015 Tobi Printz-Platnick is a program officer for the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. During my first week at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the executive director put a file on my desk and said, “This group i.. Read More

14th Annual Cafritz Awards for Distinguished DC Government Employees

Now in its 14th year, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Awards for Distinguished DC Government Employees were created to honor the best in public service by the District’s municipal workers. This year’s winners were selected from over 300 nominations. “Some Was.. Read More


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July 5th  by 5:00 pm. 

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