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 Fall Board of Directors’ Meeting in October 2017, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 128 grants for a total of $6,694,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between March 2, 2017 and July 5, 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 School Fund www.21csf.org

$50,000

General support for DC programs.

CollegeTracks, Inc. http://www.collegetracksusa.org

$25,000

General support.

Collegiate Directions, Inc. www.collegiatedirections.org

$25,000

General support.

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School www.dbcr.org

$50,000

General support.

$25,000

To support advocacy efforts on behalf of low-income children in Washington, DC.

Education Pioneers www.educationpioneers.org

$75,000

For the DC Metro Area Fellowship and Alumni Programs.

Edu-Futuro www.edu-futuro.org

$20,000

General support to provide academic enrichment and leadership development programs for middle and high school students across northern Virginia.

Foundation Schools www.foundationschools.org

$40,000

$25,000 for the Foundation Links program and $15,000 for the Food for Thought program.

Horton's Kids www.hortonskids.org

$35,000

$20,000 outright and $15,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

Kid Power - DC www.kidpowerdc.org

$40,000

General support.