About Us

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Mission

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, provides approximately $100 million in annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the United States and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enabling an individual to live as independently as possible. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on serving older adults and the Jewish community.

The Foundation provides hundreds of grants annually to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families. Each year, nearly 200 of these grants exceed $50,000. Since 1980, the Foundation has distributed grants totaling nearly $2 billion.

The Foundation administers the majority of its funding in its priority communities: Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Greater Chicago, Israel, and the Former Soviet Union. Most of these areas are also Foundation “hometowns,” which represent deep, personal ties to the life and legacy of Harry Weinberg.

The Foundation is committed to funding nonprofits in the Jewish community as well as in the community-at-large. In particular, the Foundation focuses on helping low-income older adults to age in their communities with independence and dignity. Other funding goals for the Foundation include preparing the workforce for 21st century jobs, providing high quality education for children, increasing the independence and integration of people with disabilities, ensuring that people’s basic needs are met, and supporting military members and their families. Please see reverse for a more detailed description of each Foundation area of giving.

In addition to responding to hundreds of nonprofit grant requests each year, the Foundation also engages in proactive grantmaking that strategically focuses on supporting best practices and promoting change through collaboration and collective impact.

The only building owned or operated by the Foundation, and displaying the names of Harry and Jeanette Weinberg, is the Foundation’s office 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.