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 Summer Board of Directors’ Meeting in June 2017, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 128 grants for a total of $7,145,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between November 2, 2016 and March 1, 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

Amount


21st Century Consort www.21stcenturyconsort.org

$10,000

General support.

Anacostia Playhouse http://www.anacostiaplayhouse.com

$10,000

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

ARCH Development Corporation http://archdevelopment.org

$35,000

General support for arts and cultural activities in Anacostia.

Arena Stage www.arenastage.org

$75,000

General support.

Arts for the Aging, Inc. (AFTA) http://www.aftaarts.org

$40,000

$25,000 outright for general support and $15,000 as a 1:1 match to support the Earned-Income Feasibility Study.

Arts on the Block http://www.artsontheblock.com

$25,000

$20,000 outright and $5,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop http://www.chaw.org

$25,000

$20,000 outright and $5,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

CityDance Ensemble www.citydance.net

$30,000

General support.

$50,000

$25,000 outright and $25,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

Dance Institute of Washington http://www.danceinstituteofwashington.org

$30,000

General support.