Health

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 in March 2019, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 134 grants for a total of $5,864,550. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between July 3, 2018 and November 1, 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

Amount


Arlington Free Clinic http://www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org

$65,000

General support.

Ascensions Community Services Inc http://www.2ascend.org

$25,000

General support.

Capital Area Food Bank www.capitalareafoodbank.org

$20,000

General support.

CCI Health & Wellness Services, Inc. http://www.cciweb.org

$20,000

To provide prenatal services to low-income women in Prince George's County.

$20,000

General support.

Cornerstone Montgomery Inc. http://www.cornerstonemontgomery.org

$20,000

General support.

Crossroads Community Food Network, Inc. http://www.crossroadscommunityfoodnetwork.org

$30,000

General support.

$30,000

General support.

$10,000

General support to provide therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted activities to children and adults with special needs from across the Washington metropolitan area.

Healthy Living, Inc. www.healthylivinginc.org

$30,000

General support.