Basic Human Needs & Health
The Foundation supports programs that meet the basic needs of individuals, families, and communities. These include programs in the areas of homeless services, economic assistance, food security, and health.
Rabbi Chaim Nachman Kowalsky Memorial Ahavas Yisrael Fund, Inc.
$120,000 program grant over two years ($60,000 per year) to support the food package and voucher program that assists low-income families.
Baltimore City Health Department
$20,000 program grant to support the Preventing Substance Exposed Pregnancies Collaborative, part of the B’More for Healthy Babies Initiative, which strives to decrease substance-exposed pregnancies.
Jesuit Volunteers Corps
Baltimore, MD and Scranton, PA
$100,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support 11 Jesuit volunteers who will provide community service at 10 nonprofits serving low-income populations.
Sullivan County Action, Inc.
Sullivan County, PA
$60,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($30,000 per year) to support this organization that provides dental health services for low-income individuals and families.
YWCA Of The Greater Baltimore Area, Inc.
$40,000 Maryland Small Grant to support a permanent supportive housing program that provides subsidized housing and case management services for formerly homeless women.
Newborn Holistic Ministries, Inc.
$25,000 Maryland Small Grant to support Martha’s Place, a program that provides transitional and permanent housing opportunities for low-income women in recovery from substance abuse.
Family Promise Of Carbon County
$20,000 Maryland Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides temporary shelter, meals, and fellowship for families without permanent housing. http://familypromisecarboncounty.com/home/
The Foundation supports organizations and programs that respect and promote the independence, integration, individual choice, and civil rights of children and adults with intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities as necessary preconditions for a good life.
Association of People with Disabilities in Haifa and the North District (AHVA)*
$234,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s Center for Independent Living that promotes employment and independent living for people with multiple disabilities.
Abilities Network, Inc.
$165,000 program grant to support Project ACT (All Children Together), a program that will provide inclusion training for early childhood education caregivers and teachers, as well as individualized services that will help integrate children with disabilities into regular preschool classrooms. http://www.abilitiesnetwork.org/
The Weinberg Foundation supports organizations and programs committed to ensuring that children are ready for kindergarten; achieve grade-level academic performance in reading, math, and science; and graduate from high school prepared for college and the workplace. This portfolio includes an emphasis on STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math) literacy, out-of-school time, early childhood development, and child and family safety.
Greater Carbondale YMCA
$750,000 capital grant over three years ($250,000 per year) to support the completion of a multi-year capital campaign which included the renovation of existing space as well as the construction of new space, including a pool.
The Wright Center Medical Group
$300,000 program grant over two years ($150,000 per year) to support the implementation of Together in Health,a program that seeks to improve the health, wellness, and academic performance of students by removing barriers to learning.
McGlynn Learning Center
$60,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($30,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides after-school and summer programming for children living in Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority.
It Takes A Village To Help Our Children, Inc.
$25,000 Maryland Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides after-school and summer programs for youth from low-income families.
Education - Israel
Atid Educational Network and Schools, Ltd.*
$314,000 capital grant over two years ($200,000/$114,000) to support the renovation of a dormitory at the David Raziel Youth Village that serves at-risk youth.
Israel Center for Educational Innovation
Kfar Saba, Israel
$250,000 program grant to expand the School Turnaround program that works to improve the literacy skills of Ethiopian-Israeli elementary school students; increase parent involvement; and improve teaching and management skills.
General Community Support
This program area includes support for Jewish causes worldwide, grants to organizations that distribute funds to many of the Foundation’s priority areas, and local community development efforts including renovation or construction of affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization.
Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Inc.
$100,000 capital grant to support the construction of the Babe Ruth Youth Development Park (on the St. Agnes Hospital campus) that will include a multipurpose synthetic field and walking path, a safe place for at-risk youth to play, learn, and grow.
This is the single largest area of grantmaking by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The Foundation remains committed to providing support to older adults to live dignified, meaningful, and engaged lives in the community and to maintain their independence for as long as possible.
Elderhelp of San Diego
San Diego, CA
$340,000 program grant over two years ($170,000 per year) to support the Concierge Club that provides comprehensive, membership-based homecare solutions for older adults and their families.
Jewish Association On Aging
$330,000 capital grant to support the renovation of four kosher dining areas in the Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home Foundation, Inc.
$150,000 capital grant to support the renovation of the Leonard Florence Center for Living, a Green House residence that provides a client-centered approach as well as a home-like atmosphere for low-income older adults.
Govans Ecumenical Development Corporation
$100,000 operating grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides affordable housing, supportive services, and emergency assistance for low-income and homeless individuals and families.
The Weinberg Foundation is committed to helping people to help themselves by obtaining and keeping employment, preferably on a career track. The Foundation funds programs which provide the "life-tools" for clients to lift themselves from poverty into solid self-support.
Vehicles for Change, Inc.
$400,000 operating grant over two years ($200,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that helps families achieve economic and personal independence through car ownership and technical training.
Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, Inc.
$200,000 operating grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that addresses healthcare worker unemployment and underemployment by identifying career pathways that lead to economic independence.
$200,000 program grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support Catalyst Kitchens, a nationwide program that provides food-service job training for individuals facing barriers to employment.
Defy Ventures, Inc.
New York, NY
$125,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training for individuals with criminal histories.
Flint Area Specialized Employment Services, Inc.
$50,000 operating grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support the STRIVE employment program that helps older adults earn a livable income and achieve financial independence.
A Safe Haven Foundation
$30,000 program grant to support the STRIVE employment program that helps formerly homeless individuals achieve long-term economic success.
* All grants with an asterisk are paid to either United Israel Appeal (U.I.A.) or PEF Israel Endowment Funds with the recommendation, but not requirement, that they be distributed as described.