Funding Restrictions

Organizations may submit a proposal for only one deadline within a 12-month period. For example, if a proposal is submitted for the November 1 deadline, the organization must wait until the following November 1 deadline to submit another proposal.

In addition, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation does not generally fund the following projects:

  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Multi-year grants
  • Special events or tables for special events

Please also note, the Foundation does not fund:

  • Organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS
  • Private Foundations
  • Public charities with a non-private foundation status of 509(a)(3)
  • Individuals
  • Organizations whose missions fall outside our Funding Priorities
  • Organizations serving residents outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area (see Eligibility Quiz)