Education

The Foundation’s Education docket invests in learning from cradle to career. It includes schools that provide early childhood education, kindergarten through twelfth-grade instruction and undergraduate and graduate institutions. The Foundation also looks for models that provide comprehensive services to help students improve academic success and future employment outcomes. This may include charter and private schools, college access programs, groups focusing on teacher and school leader training, as well as certain supportive scholarship programs. In addition, the Foundation invests in adult basic education, literacy programs and preparation and testing for the General Equivalency Diploma.

The Foundation’s grants related to workforce development largely reflect two types of organizations: those that focus on a specific field and help individuals on a career pathway or those that concentrate on broader job- and career-readiness.

 

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

Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School http://www.aohdc.org

$50,000

General support for student services.

Bright Beginnings, Inc. www.bbidc.org

$60,000

$30,000 outright and $30,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

Capital Partners for Education www.cpfe.org

$50,000

General support.

Center for Inspired Teaching www.inspiredteaching.org

$75,000

General support.

$35,000

General support.

$50,000

General support.

Dream Project Inc http://www.dreamproject-va.org

$25,000

General support.

Education Forward DC http://edforwarddc.org

$600,000

To help double the number of at-risk and special education students in DC district and public charter schools who are college- and career-ready, to be paid over three years.

$35,000

General support.

$60,000

General support, including the expansion to Prince George's County.