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The Weinberg Foundation's sole purpose is to assist financially disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals and families through grants (operating, program, and capital) to direct service organizations. The end goal is to help these individuals and families overcome obstacles and achieve greater self-sufficiency.

Assisting the disadvantaged and vulnerable through foundation grants

With total assets of approximately $2 billion, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the United States. Most of the Foundation’s approximately $100 million annual grantmaking funds nonprofits primarily in Maryland, Hawaii, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Israel, and the Former Soviet Union.

Foundation grants are allocated through six program areas and are focused on meeting basic needs such as shelter, nutrition, health, and socialization and on enhancing an individual’s ability to meet those needs. Additionally, the Foundation’s grantmaking emphasizes serving older adults and the Jewish community.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is a national funder of programs serving older adults and workforce development.

The remainder of the Foundation’s grantmaking is dedicated to local direct-service providers and programs, with emphasis on those seen as being replicable regardless of location. Click here for a quick reference guide to program areas by geographic focus.

Here are all of the Foundation’s program areas:

  • Older Adults (funded nationwide)
  • Workforce Development (funded nationwide)
  • Basic Human Needs & Health
  • Disabilities
  • US Education
  • General Community Support

Weinberg Foundation Grants

The Foundation is committed beyond the Jewish community with at least 40% of all grants going to the community at large.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation looks forward to expanding its role in the philanthropic community; from being simply a provider of grants to becoming known as a leader in identifying and supporting the most innovative ideas and practices within various program areas.

The only building owned or operated by the Foundation, and displaying the names of Harry and Jeanette Weinberg, are the Foundation’s offices in Owings Mills, Maryland. All other buildings named for Harry and Jeanette Weinberg – wherever located in the world — are owned and operated by either the recipient organizations that received a Foundation grant or by other third-parties not affiliated with The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.

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