Arts and Humanities

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. We focus on nonprofits that have deep, meaningful impact and can demonstrate the depth and breadth of their local initiatives. The Foundation examines how access to the Arts and Humanities for diverse populations is created and how unique opportunities are provided for all ages to engage. In addition to more traditional approaches, we believe in the power of the Arts and Humanities to be innovative and create social change.


At our Spring Board of Directors’ Meeting in March 2020, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation awarded 132 grants for a total of $6,225,000. Below is a list of our recent grantees who applied for a grant between July 2, 2019 and November 1, 2019. 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

Americans for the Arts $30,000
ARCH Development Corporation $35,000
Art Works Now $15,000
Bowen McCauley Dance $10,000
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland $40,000
Dance Exchange, Inc. $40,000
DC Jazz Festival $30,000
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture $20,000
Imagination Stage $50,000
International Arts & Artists $10,000
interPLAY Orchestra $20,000
Mosaic Theater Company of DC $20,000
National Building Museum $30,000
Shout Mouse Press $15,000
Step Afrika! USA $25,000
The American Pops Orchestra $10,000
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra $30,000
The MusicianShip $15,000
The Textile Museum $25,000
Washington Bach Consort $20,000
World Arts Focus/Joe's Movement Emporium $40,000
WSC Avant Bard $20,000
Young Playwrights' Theater $30,000