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, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 125 grants for a total of $5,102,500. Below is a list of our recent grantees in this program area.

Organization Name


Arlington Free Clinic


General support.

Aspire Counseling


For the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program, which provides free, home-based mental health therapy to uninsured and under-insured low-income pregnant women and new mothers suffering from depression.

Capital Area Food Bank


General support.

CCI Health & Wellness Services, Inc.


General support.

Cornerstone Montgomery Inc.


$20,000 for general support and $25,000 as a 1:1 match to support the capital campaign to relocate the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic.

Crossroads Community Food Network, Inc.


General support.


General support.

District of Columbia Primary Care Association


General support.



General support.

Healthy Living, Inc.


General support.