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 Fall Board of Directors’ Meeting in October 2017, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 128 grants for a total of $6,694,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between March 2, 2017 and July 5, 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


Christ House


General support for the Medical Services Program.

DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy


General support.


$10,000 as a 1:1 match for general support to provide therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted activities to children and adults with special needs from across the Washington metropolitan area.

Institute for Public Health Innovation


General support to meet a Trinity Health challenge grant for the Healthy Montgomery Transforming Communities Initiative.

La Clinica del Pueblo


General support.

Montgomery Hospice


General support for Casey House.


$15,000 outright and $5,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington


General support.

PRS, Inc.


General support.

Share Our Strength


For the No Kid Hungry efforts in the metropolitan Washington area.