Environment

The Foundation strives to preserve the region’s resources and raise awareness so that individuals can enjoy healthy and fulfilling lives in a clean environment. Through our grant-making, we support groups that are concerned with our natural environment’s past, present and future. To help restore and protect our region’s natural resources, we have focused on local parks, the Anacostia and Potomac rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay watershed. We have also funded programs that create future stewards. Through such education and outreach efforts, the public becomes more aware of the dangers of an unhealthy environment — including pesticides and toxins — and better understands the need to protect open natural spaces.

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


City Blossoms www.cityblossoms.org

$20,000

$10,000 outright and $10,000 as a 1:1 match for general support.

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments http://www.mwcog.org

$30,000

To support and expand the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' Regional Food Systems Program.

The Accokeek Foundation http://www.accokeekfoundation.org

$20,000

General support for its work to interpret the past, present, and future of agriculture and environmental stewardship on 200 acres in Piscataway Park, along the Potomac River in Prince George's County.