Since 1970, more than $507 million has been awarded by the foundation.
By focusing on programs in the arts and humanities, community services, education, health and the environment, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is committed to building a stronger community for residents of the Washington, DC metro area.
The largest private, independent foundation focused exclusively on the Washington, DC metro area.
The Foundation is the legacy of Morris Cafritz, one of Washington’s leading commercial and residential builders from the early 1920’s to the mid-60’s. An outstanding civic leader known for his generosity, Morris Cafritz established the Foundation in 1948.