Arts and Humanities

Our giving in the Arts and Humanities includes theater, dance, music, visual arts, film and other multidisciplinary art forms, as well as organizations that promote the humanities. We focus on nonprofits that have deep, meaningful impact and can demonstrate the depth and breadth of their local initiatives. The Foundation examines how access to the Arts and Humanities for diverse populations is created and how unique opportunities are provided for all ages to engage. In addition to more traditional approaches, we believe in the power of the Arts and Humanities to be innovative and create social change.

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


$20,000

$15,000 outright, including $5,000 to support the Shade Structure Project, and $5,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

BlackRock Center for the Arts http://www.blackrockcenter.org

$20,000

General support.

Capital Fringe, Inc. www.capfringe.org

$30,000

General support.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland http://theclarice.umd.edu

$40,000

General support.

Dance Exchange, Inc. http://danceexchange.org

$30,000

General support.

DC Jazz Festival http://www.dcjazzfest.org

$30,000

General support.

DC Youth Orchestra Program http://www.dcyop.org

$45,000

General support.

$20,000

General support.

Imagination Stage www.imaginationstage.org

$50,000

General support.

International Arts & Artists http://www.artsandartists.org

$10,000

To support the IA&A at Hillyer, the Washington-area initiative of International Arts & Artists (IA&A).