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The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-07-14

At A Glance

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

1825 K St. N.W., Ste. 1400

Washington, DC United States 20006-1202

Telephone: (202) 223-3100

URL: www.cafritzfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-04-30)

Assets: $702,943,954

Total giving: $17,401,123

EIN

526036989

BRIDGE Number

7226905162

Background

Incorporated in 1948 in DC - The foundation is the legacy of Morris Cafritz, one of Washington's leading commercial and residential real estate builders from the early 1920's to the mid-1960's. He established the foundation in 1948. His wife, Gwendolyn, was Pres. of the foundation from 1964 to 1988.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is committed to building a stronger community for residents of the Washington, D.C. area through support of programs in arts and humanities, community services, education, and health and the environment.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Matching Gifts

The foundation matches the monetary gifts of its board members to charitable organizations.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation makes loans to a low-income housing charity.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Addiction services
  • Adult education
  • Arts and culture
  • Basic and remedial instruction
  • Child development
  • Child educational development
  • Child welfare
  • Community and economic development
  • Dance
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Early childhood education
  • Elementary education
  • Environment
  • Environmental studies
  • Family planning
  • Family services
  • Food aid
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Homeless services
  • Hospice care
  • Housing development
  • Housing for the homeless
  • Human rights
  • Human services
  • Immigrant rights
  • Mental health care
  • Minority rights
  • Museums
  • Music
  • Natural resources
  • Performing arts
  • Rehabilitation
  • Reproductive rights
  • Rights of the aged
  • Secondary education
  • Senior services
  • Theater
  • Voluntarism
  • Women's rights
  • Women's services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Female children
  • Female children and youth
  • Females
  • Homeless people
  • Immigrants and migrants
  • Incarcerated people
  • LGBTQ people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Military personnel
  • People of African descent
  • People of Asian descent
  • People of Latin American descent
  • People with disabilities
  • People with hearing impairments
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • People with vision impairments
  • Seniors
  • Single parents
  • Students
  • Substance abusers
  • Victims of crime and abuse
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-04-30

Assets: $702,943,954 (market value)

Expenditures: $42,263,846

Total giving: $17,401,123

Qualifying distributions: $42,929,742

Giving activities include:

$17,401,123 for grants