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 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. Below is a list of our recent grantees in this program area.

Organization Name


Baileys Crossroads Health Access Partnership Inc


$10,000 outright and $5,000 as a 1:1 match for general support for the Culmore Clinic.

Breast Care for Washington


General support.

Christ House


General support for the Medical Services Program.

DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy


General support.

FRESHFARM Markets, Inc.


General support.

Institute for Public Health Innovation


General support for DC-area programs.

La Clinica del Pueblo


General support.


General support.

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC


$300,000 for general support and $100,000 for the Contraceptive Equity Fund, which includes a focus on Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) support.


General support.