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 Summer Board of Directors’ Meeting in June 2017, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 128 grants for a total of $7,145,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between November 2, 2016 and March 1, 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



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

AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation


General support.



General support.

Capital Partners for Education


General support.

Child and Family Network Centers


General support.

District of Columbia Public Library Foundation Inc.


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

Dream Project Inc


General support.

Dumbarton Concert Series


General support for the Inner City-Inner Child program.

Euphemia L. Haynes Public Charter School


For Extended Day and Intersessions programs.

Friends of Choice in Urban Schools


General support.