Morris And Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

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Location: 1825 K St Nw 12th Fl Ste 1400, Washington, 20006 DC

EIN: 52-6036989

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37Responsive27Friendly26"Gets" nonprofits and issues26Builds relationships26Positive leader in the field24Openminded14Insightful13Culturally sensitive13Gives more than money10Likes site visits4Risk taker

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Morris And Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

Jul 05, 2022

Grant Applicant - applied in 2021

The grant process is time consuming but is a good opportunity to clarify the ask.

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Apr 13, 2021 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2020

Staff has a savior mentality.

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Aug 08, 2018

Reviewer 7506 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

The grant proposal and reporting process is relatively lengthy, and requires enough financial reporting that this funder is best for a nonprofit with strong financial management. They are great champions of DC-area nonprofits, and many grants include a match, which can be helpful in fundraising campaigns.



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Feb 07, 2018

Reviewer 214 - Grant Applicant - applied before 2014

Program officers will talk to you on the phone or in person before you submit an application, helping you shape your proposal.


Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Nov 07, 2017

Reviewer 4560 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

Cafritz is a relationship-based funder first and foremost. Once they agree to fund an organization, they tend to give a little bit of money every year, over many years. Like many foundations, they care more about metrics than results. By this I mean that you have to have metrics, but they really don't have any clear guidelines for how to measure the performance of their grantees. So if you do get funded, keep the relationship strong. They'll fund even not-so-great organizations for many years if the relationship is a good one. Now under new leadership, it will be interesting to see how or if the foundation changes.


Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded

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Oct 08, 2017

Reviewer 728 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

The staff has been responsive from the beginning of our relationship with them. They will give feedback, set-up site visits and help you put your best foot forward.


Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Aug 29, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Arrange a meeting with your program officer in advance.
Answer the application questions as written, call for clarity if you're unclear about what is being requested.
Propose matching grants, they're often seen more favorably.


Positive leader in the field, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded

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