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 Summer Board of Directors’ Meeting, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 128 grants for a total of $7,145,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees in this program area.


 

Organization Name

Amount


Anacostia Riverkeeper http://www.anacostiariverkeeper.org

$20,000

General support.

Anacostia Watershed Society http://www.anacostiaws.org

$35,000

General support.

Audubon Naturalist Society http://www.anshome.org

$20,000

General support.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation http://www.cbf.org

$50,000

For the Clagett Farm operations and programs.

Georgetown Climate Center http://www.georgetownclimate.org

$30,000

To support the Partners for Places program in establishing an Equity Advisory Group (EAG) of racially representative community residents from the Watts Branch neighborhood to guide planning and implementation of two climate initiatives.

Global Green USA - DC Environmental Network www.globalgreen.org

$15,000

$10,000 outright and $5,000 as a 1:1 match for the DC Environmental Network.

Maryland Pesticide Education Network www.mdpestnet.org

$15,000

General support for the Pesticides and the Chesapeake Bay Project.

Potomac Conservancy www.potomac.org

$35,000

General support.

Rock Creek Conservancy http://www.rockcreekconservancy.org

$20,000

General support.