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, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 123 grants for a total of $7,742,000. 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.

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

$200,000

$100,000 for general support and $100,000 for capital improvements for the newly acquired building.

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School www.dbcr.org

$50,000

General support.

Education Pioneers www.educationpioneers.org

$75,000

For the DC Metro Area Fellowship and Alumni Programs.

Foundation Schools www.foundationschools.org

$40,000

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

Horton's Kids www.hortonskids.org

$35,000

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

Kid Power - DC www.kidpowerdc.org

$35,000

General support.

KIPP DC www.kippdc.org

$75,000

For the Capital Teaching Residency project.

Live It Learn It www.liveitlearnit.org

$35,000

General support.

Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy www.mcael.org

$35,000

General support.