Our giving in Health and Wellness supports integrated healthcare and prevention efforts and broad collaborations, to ensure that all DC metropolitan residents live longer, healthier lives. We strive to bridge the worlds of health and healthcare through a broad range of investments. These may include support for community-based nonprofit health centers and coalitions of healthcare providers, in order to increase access to coordinated, high-quality medical, dental and mental health services for our region’s low-income and most vulnerable residents.

We also look for models that keep people healthy in the first place. Support may go towards increasing access to nutritious, affordable food; creating opportunities for better health in our neighborhoods, homes, schools and workplaces; and decreasing the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the DC metropolitan region.

To address disparities among our region’s most vulnerable populations, the Foundation also funds nonprofits that provide community-based, culturally competent, comprehensive services to children, older adults and disabled individuals. Our hope is that every metropolitan Washington resident can actively participate in a robust community life and maintain independent living for as long as possible.


At our Summer Board of Directors’ Meeting in June 2020, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 132 grants for a total of $6,385,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between November 2, 2019 and March 1, 2020. Please visit our Annual Report Page for a full list of Cafritz grantees. Below is a list of our recent grantees in this program area.

Organization                                              Amount

Baileys Crossroads Health Access Partnership Inc            $15,000
Common Good City Farm $20,000
Cornerstone Montgomery Inc. $20,000
District of Columbia Primary Care Association $75,000
Equipment Connections For Children $15,000
Food and Friends $60,000
Food Research & Action Center $50,000
Joseph's House, Inc. $45,000
Mary's Center for Maternal & Child Care, Inc $400,000
Mobile Medical Care, Inc. $25,000
Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc. $30,000
Nueva Vida $30,000
Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County $55,000
Regional Primary Care Coalition (RPCC) $40,000
Wendt Center for Loss and Healing $60,000