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, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 125 grants for a total of $5,102,500. Below is a list of our recent grantees in this program area.

Organization Name

Amount

Bright Beginnings, Inc. www.brightbeginningsinc.org

$50,000.00

General support.

Center for Inspired Teaching www.inspiredteaching.org

$75,000.00

General support.

$30,000.00

General support.

DC Preparatory Academy http://www.dcprep.org

$200,000.00

General support, including the launch of four new campuses in Wards 7 and 8.

$50,000.00

General support.

For Love of Children www.floc.org

$30,000.00

For the Neighborhood Tutoring Program.

$20,000.00

General support.

Higher Achievement Program http://www.higherachievement.org

$60,000.00

General support.

LearnServe International www.learn-serve.org

$30,000.00

General support.

Literacy Council of Montgomery County, Maryland http://www.literacycouncilmcmd.org

$30,000.00

General support.