COVID-19 Response

To date, the Foundation has committed a total of $10.5 million in COVID-19 emergency funding within all of its priority communities. 

The Foundation is proactively directing its emergency grant support and is not encouraging unsolicited funding requests. Please contact the appropriate program team member (listed below) for additional information on funding priorities and processes within your priority community:

Baltimore:

Darius Graham

Program Director, Baltimore

Chicago:

Amy Kleine
Senior Program Director

Hawaiʻi:

Marisa Castuera Hayase
Program Director

Israel:

Rafi Rone
Program Director, Israel and Jewish Community, US

New York City:

Marci Hunn
Program Director, Jobs

Northeastern Pennsylvania:

Earl Millett
Program Officer, Health

San Francisco:

Rachel Duden
Program Officer, Education

Phase 1 Grants

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation committed $4 million in emergency grant funding as the Foundation’s initial response to the developing COVID-19 public health crisis. 

You can learn more about Phase 1 of the Foundation’s COVID-19 emergency response here.

Baltimore

Baltimore

Total of $500,000 in emergency grants

Baltimore Community Foundation
Baltimore
$100,000 operating grant to support the COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund that will enable rapid response to mitigate the effects of the current public health emergency, as well as the Baltimore County Response Fund that is coordinating a response focused on families and older adults

Center for Urban Families
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to help families maintain stable employment and financial stability

CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.
Baltimore
$50,000 operating grant to provide economic assistance for families in the City, as well as a range of emergency services for older adults

Community Assistance Network
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to provide essential household resources for residents in Baltimore County

Franciscan Center
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to provide emergency assistance and supportive services, including hot meals, pantry items, clothing, and toiletries for residents

Fund for Educational Excellence
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support Baltimore City Public Schools’ Emergency School Closure Family Support Fund that will provide food and essential supplies for families who visit emergency meal sites  

Jewish Community Services
Baltimore
$50,000 operating grant to support the increased demand for emergency needs, food insecurity, and tele-case management

Maryland Food Bank
Baltimore
$50,000 operating grant to support additional food distribution for residents

Maryland Philanthropy Network
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support efforts convening funders and local governments statewide with the goal of responding more efficiently and to support the purchase of essential supplies for partner organizations

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support meal delivery for older adults 

Moveable Feast
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support meal and grocery delivery, as well as nutritional counseling and other services for individuals with life-threatening illnesses

United Way of Central Maryland
Baltimore
$75,000 operating grant to support the COVID-19 Community Fund, as well as the 211-assistance line that connects residents with critical services

Hawaiʻi

Hawaiʻi

Total of $400,000 in emergency grants

Catholic Charities
Hawaiʻi
$50,000 operating grant to support increased emergency assistance for families

Family Life Center
Hawaiʻi
$25,000 operating grant to support housing and economic security for families on Maui and Kauaʻi

Family Promise of Hawaiʻi
Hawaiʻi
$50,000 operating grant to help families secure and maintain housing and emergency shelter on Oʻahu

The Food Basket
Hawaiʻi
$100,000 operating grant to support food distribution for residents of Hawaiʻi Island, to help small farms provide produce to their communities, and to help Hawaiʻi Good Food Alliance provide food to their communities

Hawaiʻi Foodbank Oʻahu
Hawaiʻi
$50,000 operating grant to provide additional food for residents

Hope Services Hawaiʻi
Hawaiʻi
$25,000 operating grant to support access to health and comprehensive services for residents on Hawaiʻi Island

Institute for Human Services
Hawaiʻi
$50,000 operating grant to support comprehensive services for residents on Oʻahu

Kauaʻi Independent Food Bank
Hawaiʻi
$25,000 operating grant to support food distribution for residents of Kauaʻi and to help small farms provide produce to their communities

Maui Food Bank
Hawaiʻi
$25,000 operating grant to support food distribution for families and older adults in Maui County

Israel

Israel

Total of $250,000 in emergency grants

Amigour
Israel
$50,000 operating grant to support food and emergency supplies for older adults, including Holocaust survivors, as well as overtime costs for staff providing heightened care for these older adults

Claims Conference
Israel
$50,000 operating grant to support food and emergency supplies for homebound Holocaust survivors

Latet
Israel
$50,000 operating grant to support food and emergency hygiene products for homebound older adults 

Leket
Israel
$50,000 operating grant to support daily hot meals for residents

United Hatzalah
Israel
$50,000 operating grant to support the Emergency Covid-19 Response Fund that is working to provide protective gear, medical supplies, and other critical equipment for emergency personnel supporting homebound older adults

New York City

New York City

Total of $425,000 in emergency grants

Bowery Residents Committee
New York City
$50,000 operating grant to support a range of programs and services, including outreach to the homeless, transitional and permanent housing, substance abuse treatment, mental and physical health services, workforce development, and senior services

City Harvest
New York City
$50,000 operating grant to support continued food delivery for residents

Jewish Aging Services Association (JASA)
New York City
$75,000 operating grant to support the essential needs of older adults, as well as the immediate needs of direct service staff who are still performing field work

Met Council
New York City
$75,000 operating grant to provide resources for older adults, as well as emergency food for members of the Jewish community

New York Community Trust
New York City
$50,000 operating grant to support the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund that will help bridge the gap for nonprofits losing revenue

Robin Hood Foundation
New York City
$50,000 operating grant to support the Robin Hood Relief Fund that will enable rapid response to mitigate the effects of the current public health emergency in the City

Sanctuary for Families
New York City
$25,000 operating grant to support emergency needs for those escaping domestic violence and other forms of abuse

Selfhelp Community Services
New York City
$25,000 operating grant to support emergency food and other direct services for those aging in place, including Holocaust survivors from the Former Soviet Union (FSU)

Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE)
New York City
$25,000 operating grant to support emergency food and other direct services for LGBT older adults

Chicago

Chicago

Total of $300,000 in emergency grants

All Chicago
Chicago
$50,000 operating grant to support the COVID-19 Agency Emergency Fund that is working to ensure
agencies are supported in their response to the crisis and that the homeless response system remains in
operation

The Ark
Chicago
$50,000 operating grant to support the local Jewish community with financial assistance, meals,
medicine, and other essential services

CJE Senior Life
Chicago
$25,000 operating grant to provide meals and critical support for older adults, including Holocaust survivors, within the Jewish community

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Chicago
$25,000 operating grant to support the purchase of additional food for residents

New Moms
Chicago
$25,000 operating grant to support the purchase of essential supplies, including diapers and wipes, as
well as additional food and financial assistance for residents who are losing their hourly jobs

Northern Illinois Food Bank
Chicago
$25,000 operating grant to support the distribution of emergency food boxes for residents, especially
older adults

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago & Chicago Community Trust
Chicago
$100,000 operating grant to support the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to ensure the region’s health and human service organizations have the resources they need to operate at their highest capacity

San Francisco

San Francisco

Total of $300,000 in emergency grants

Community Foundation of San Joaquin
San Francisco
$75,000 operating grant to support the Mayor of Stockton’s COVID-19 Response Fund that is working to increase the capacity of frontline nonprofits facing increasing demand for services

Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco
San Francisco
$25,000 operating grant to support this organization’s emergency fund that will be used to help isolated, older adults and sick members of the community

Rising Up Campaign (under Larkin Street)
San Francisco
$75,000 operating grant to support public and private agencies working together to support homeless youth

San Francisco and Marin Food Bank
San Francisco
$75,000 operating grant to support additional food distribution for residents

Tipping Point
San Francisco
$50,000 operating grant to support nonprofits on the frontlines of this crisis

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Total of $300,000 in emergency grants

Commission on Economic Opportunity
Northeastern Pennsylvania
$150,000 operating grant to support the purchase of additional food, as well as transportation costs, for residents

Community Intervention Center
Northeastern Pennsylvania
$25,000 operating grant to support comprehensive services for residents

Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Northeastern Pennsylvania
$25,000 operating grant to support the distribution of kosher food for residents in the Jewish community

Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Northeastern Pennsylvania
$25,000 operating grant to support the distribution of kosher food for residents in the Jewish community

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Northeastern Pennsylvania
$50,000 operating grant to support access to health care programs, food bags for pick up, and outreach for older adults experiencing isolation

Valley Youth House
Northeastern Pennsylvania
$25,000 operating grant to support the social distancing of youth with hotel stays, as well as overtime for additional staff needed

National

National

Total of $100,000 in emergency grants

Claims Conference
Throughout the United States
$50,000 operating grant to support food and emergency supplies for homebound Holocaust survivors 

The Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies (NJHSA)
Throughout the United States
$50,000 operating grant to support this organization’s direct services agencies with best practices, information and resources, professional development, and other support

Phase 2 Grants

The Weinberg Foundation has committed an additional $6.5 million in emergency grant funding to nonprofits in all of its priority communities as part of the Foundation’s Phase 2 response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

You can learn more about Phase 2 of the Foundation’s COVID-19 emergency response here.