The Morris & 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 Georgeís and Montgomery Counties in Maryland, Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church in Virginia.
Grants are made in four program areas: Arts and Humanities, Community Services, Education and Health & Environment.
The following list represents areas which the Foundation supports. If, after reading the list, you have questions about whether or not your organization or project fits within our funding priorities, please Contact Us.
Art Service Organizations
Arts Education (In-School and Out-of-School Time)
Community and Economic Development
Faith and Religion
Family Support Services
Foster Care & Child Welfare
Homeless and Emergency Services
Immigrant Services and Rights Protection
Juvenile Justice and Disconnected Youth
Older Adult Services and Centers
Older Adult Housing
Out-of-School Time and Youth Development
Adult Education and GED
College Access Programs
Early Childhood Education
Educational Services and Schools
English as a Second Language
Literacy and Life Skills Training
Domestic Violence/Violence Against Women
Environmental Conservation and Stewardship
Environmental Education (In-School and Out-of-School Time)
Community Health Centers and Home Health Care
Maternal and Prenatal Health
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
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 Foundationís average grant size.