To be considered for funding, eligible organizations must submit a complete proposal through the online grantee portal. The Foundation does not invite organizations to apply or require Letters of Interest or Inquiry.
Grant application deadlines are March 1, July 1, and November 1. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on deadline dates. Should the deadline fall on a Saturday or Sunday, applications will be accepted the following Monday.
To ensure each application is given fair consideration, the review process generally takes four to six months. If necessary, Foundation staff will schedule meetings with applicants prior to making recommendations to the Board. All applicants will receive written notification regarding funding decisions.
Online Grantee Portal
To be considered for funding, eligible organizations, including current grantees requesting a new grant, must submit a complete proposal through the online grantee portal. The portal is open four weeks in advance of each deadline:
- March 1 deadline: portal opens February 1
- July 1 deadline: portal opens June 1
- November 1 deadline: portal opens October 1
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation has transitioned to a new grants management database, GivingData.
All applicants will need to create a new login.
General Operating and Project Specific Requests
While most of the Foundation’s grants are for general operating support, there are some instances when project-specific requests are more appropriate. This includes national organizations with local affiliations, large institutions such as universities and hospitals, as well as other organizations that would like to restrict their grant to support a specific need. If you are unsure if the organization should apply for general operating or project-specific support, please contact the Foundation.
What You Need to Apply
Before you begin an application, please review the PDF documents below, to ensure a complete application. Organizations applying for general operating support must complete the organization narrative. Organizations applying for project-specific support must complete both the organization narrative and project narrative.
- Organization and Project Narrative (82 KB)
- Financial Attachments Instructions (181 KB)
- Attachments Checklist (265 KB)
The Foundation generally does not fund capital requests. However, if someone from the organization has spoken to a member of the Foundation’s staff and still wishes to apply for capital support, in addition to submitting the Organization and Project Narrative and Financial Attachments, please also submit the Capital Project Narrative and Capital Project Attachments to the Foundation.
- Capital Project Narrative (212 KB)