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 2018, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 132 grants for a total of $9,670,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between March 2, 2018 and July 2, 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


21st Century School Fund


$50,000 for general support and $15,000 for strategic planning.

District of Columbia Public Library Foundation Inc.


To support the MICA Curatorial Practice Fellowship program and the Maker-In-Residence program.

Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School


General support.


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

Education Pioneers


For the DC Metro Area Fellowship and Alumni Programs.

Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS)


General support.

Horton's Kids


General support.

Kid Power, Inc.


$40,000 for general support and $15,000 to support a high school alumni program through the acquisition of the Brainfood program model and curriculum.



For the Capital Teaching Residency program.

Live It Learn It


General support.