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 Summer Board of Directors’ Meeting in June 2017, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 128 grants for a total of $7,145,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between November 2, 2016 and March 1, 2017. 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 Name


Breast Care for Washington


General support.

Common Good City Farm


General support.

Community of Hope, Inc.


$75,000 outright for general support and $15,000 as capital support for the Marie Reed Health Center.

Consumer Health Foundation


For the Regional Primary Care Coalition.


General support.

Food Research and Action Center


General support for the D.C. Hunger Solutions and Maryland Hunger Solutions initiatives.

FRESHFARM Markets, Inc.


General support.


General support.

Mary's Center for Maternal & Child Care, Inc


$100,000 for general support and $500,000 to offset the costs of expanding to a new, larger location in Montgomery County.

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc.


General support.