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.
Harford Family House, Inc.
$70,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($35,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that helps homeless families transition into permanent housing.
Episcopal Housing Corporation
Baltimore County, MD
$60,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($30,000 per year) to support the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program that assists families facing eviction and homelessness.
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.
Tuscon Jewish Community Center, Inc.
$300,000 capital grant to support the construction of a classroom, activity space, and indoor playground that will provide inclusive programs for children with and without disabilities.
American Friends of Ptach
$150,000 program grant to support the expansion of this organization’s educational and psychotherapeutic services for children with learning disabilities.
Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent Living
$150,000 program grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to support the Weinberg High Functioning Autism program that provides academic and workforce training including organizational, time management, and social skills.
Ben Shemen Youth Village*
Ben Shemen, Israel
$25,000 program grant to support staff training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) so that this organization can better serve students who have experienced trauma.
For grants within the United States, 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.
For grants within Israel, for the next several years, the Weinberg Foundation is funding only capital grants which support early education and youth-at-risk. Capital grants are for new construction, renovations, major equipment, and some infrastructure. The Foundation is primarily funding the following types of projects:
- Early childhood centers (Merkaz L’Gil HaRach)
- Youth villages, mishpachtons, and boarding schools for youth who do not have any family support.
Educare of California at Silicon Valley
San Jose, CA
$500,000 capital grant to support the construction of a facility that will house early childhood education programs for children, birth to age five.
Women’s International Zionist Organization (WIZO)
Jezreel Valley and Rishon LeZion, Israel
$360,000 capital grant to support the renovation of three dormitories at three youth villages serving at-risk youth. http://www.wizousa.org/
Hod Hasharon, Israel
$250,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides job placement and education for young adults who are leaving the Israeli foster-care system.
Hamifal Educational Children’s Homes*
$215,000 capital grant to support the renovation of three foster family homes called mishpachtonim at the Carmiel Children’s Village for foster youth.
Dr. Israel Goldstein Youth Village
$177,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory that serves at-risk youth.
Employment Opportunity & Training Center Of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Lackawanna County, PA
$75,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides integrated child/family and job-readiness programs for low-income residents.
Commonwealth Advocacy Project
$50,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support the Hispanic Outreach Project that provides representation and outreach for low-income, Spanish-speaking workers.
Ingenuity Project, Inc.
$50,000 Maryland Small Grant to support the out-of-school time component of the accelerated mathematics and science program serving students at Mount Royal Middle School.
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.
St. Mary’s Outreach Center, Inc.
$20,000 Maryland Small Grant to support this organization that connects older adults with a range of services, including SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medicare, Medicaid, and the Maryland Energy Discount.
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.
CASA De Maryland, Inc.
Baltimore City; Montgomery County; and Prince George’s County, MD
$150,000 program grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to support a workforce development program that provides job training and placement services for low-income immigrants.
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.