The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation supports IRS-registered, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations with a public charity status of 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) only. These organizations must serve residents in the District of Columbia, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in Maryland, Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church in Virginia.
While there is no steadfast rule as to how much an applicant should request, you can view the breakdown of grants in our Annual Report to determine the Foundation’s average grant size.
Grants are made in five program areas: Arts and Humanities, Community Services, Education, Health, and the Environment.
Our giving in the Arts and Humanities includes theater, dance, music, visual arts, film and other multidisciplinary art forms, as well as organizations that promote the humanities.
The Foundation’s Community Development grant-making includes affordable housing production and preservation, homeless services, supportive housing, foreclosure and eviction prevention and civic engagement.
The Foundation’s Education docket invests in learning from cradle to career, including early childhood education, kindergarten through twelfth-grade instruction and higher education.
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.