The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation


1825 K Street, NW, Suite 1400
Washington, DC20006
United States
(202) 223-3100
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Private Foundation
Type of Support: 
General Grantmaking
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Only gives grants to organizations in the Washington, DC area.
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The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is the largest private, independent, local Foundation focused exclusively on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Foundation is the legacy of Morris Cafritz, one of Washington’s leading commercial and residential builders from the early 1920’s to the mid-60’s. An outstanding civic leader known for his generosity, Morris Cafritz established the Foundation in 1948.

The Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for residents of the Washington, DC area. It focuses on seven funding collaboratives to achieve these goals, including revitalizing and stabilizing low income neighborhoods; increasing education and opportunities for low-income children, youth, and adults; revitalizing and developing the workforce of Washington, DC; and addressing the growing need for HIV/AIDS education.