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An equitable approach to D.C. nonprofits

The Cafritz Foundation turned to Catchafire in 2019 to provide operational support to hundreds of D.C.-area nonprofits.

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With budget and staff size as key indicators of grantwinning ability, The Cafritz Foundation set out to provide equitable access to resources to smaller nonprofits in their community.

Catchafire has been a tremendous resource for our organization. As a small nonprofit, we often don't have in-house expertise in areas outside of our content area. Catchafire has been able to fill that gap and has given us the confidence to move forward in achieving our mission.

Julie C.
Executive Director
D.C. Special Education Cooperative


Of the Foundation’s grantees, a majority with access to Catchafire have a staff size of less than 25 people; small nonprofits gain the most value from working with volunteers on Catchafire. Providing The Cafritz Foundation with custom impact reporting and demographic data has allowed them to:

  • Understand local nonprofit needs and trends
  • Examine areas where they can invest more money
  • Build relationships with underserved nonprofits

All-time impact

nonprofit value created
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volunteer hours donated

Top nonprofit needs

  1. Human resources
  2. Website
  3. Translation

About the Foundation

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation aims to improve the quality of life for Washington, D.C. residents.They focus on community needs related to humanities, community services, education, public health, and the environment.

The Cafritz Foundation is excited to expand access to nonprofits using our new active user model.

The Foundation is thrilled to offer the Catchafire platform to more of our grantees with smaller staff. Catchafire’s volunteer support can help strengthen nonprofits’ infrastructure and build capacity while allowing teams to focus on achieving their organization’s programmatic goals.

Tobi Printz-Platnick
Associate Director
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation


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