The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation will donate up to $1 million to assist with ongoing relief efforts in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
After consulting with organizations on the front lines of the recovery effort, the Weinberg Foundation is awarding a series of specific grants to several different organizations working directly with storm victims. Together these funds will provide both short-term and long-term assistance to thousands in need. For more details, please click here.
The Weinberg Foundation has a long and proud history of responding to emergency needs both in the United States and around the world including Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the December 2006 tsunami in Indonesia, and the Haiti earthquake in 2010. The Foundation’s funding approach in reponse to Hurricane Sandy includes supporting multiple partners who collectively will help address acute, basic needs, as well as long-term, systemic issues including housing, employment, and health. In these ways, Weinberg Foundation support of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts will mirror the Foundation’s core mission and grantmaking goals.