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.
Community Intervention Center
$100,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides behavioral health interventions, social rehabilitation, and homeless day shelter services for low-income individuals.
Schuylkill Women in Crisis
$70,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($35,000 per year) to support this organization’s emergency shelter that provides counseling and case management services for victims of domestic and sexual violence.
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.
Kiryat Tivon, Israel
$155,000 capital grant to support the purchase of a house that will accommodate four young adults with developmental, intellectual, and emotional disabilities.
The Association for Innovation and Advancement of Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities
Moshav Avichail, Israel
$130,000 program grant over two years ($65,000 per year) to support the transition of individuals with disabilities from institutions to integrated community residences.
Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.
$120,000 capital grant to support the purchase and renovation of a house that will serve residents with mental illness.
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.
The Weinberg Foundation supports select education programs in Israel, including early childhood centers, youth villages, mishpachtons, and boarding schools for youth who do not have any family support.
Children’s Home & Aid Society of Illinois
$300,000 capital grant to support the construction of an early childhood and family center serving children from low-income families.
Hodayot Religious Youth Village*
$174,000 capital grant to support the renovation of two dormitories that house 40 at-risk youth, grades 7 to 12, at this village and school that offers a police studies curriculum, as well as life science and agriculture, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
Raising a Reader
$50,000 program grant to support this organization’s early literacy program that promotes family engagement through reading.
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.
The City of Nome
$100,000 operating grant to support the renovation of the Kegoayah Kozga Public Library.
Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority
$50,000 Maryland Small Grant to support the construction of a natural play area, which will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, at the Green Ridge Trailhead of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.
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. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, Inc.
$1,500,000 capital grant to support the construction of an intergenerational center for older adults with dementia as well as adults and children with cognitive and developmental disabilities.
Getting Out and Staying Out, Inc.
New York, NY
$25,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides ex-offenders with workforce training and mentoring services.
* 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.