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, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 125 grants for a total of $5,102,500. Below is a list of our recent grantees in this program area.

Organization Name

Amount


American Film Institute - Silver Theatre and Cultural Center http://www.AFI.com/Silver

$15,000.00

General support.

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

$30,000.00

$25,000 outright and $5,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

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

$30,000.00

General support.

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

$35,000.00

General support.

$20,000.00

General support.

Forum Theatre www.forum-theatre.org

$15,000.00

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

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

$15,000.00

To support Hillyer Art Space.

interPLAY Orchestra http://www.interplayband.org

$10,000.00

General support.

Joy of Motion Dance Center http://www.joyofmotion.org

$20,000.00

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

National Building Museum http://www.nbm.org

$30,000.00

For school, outreach and family programs.