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.
Walnut Street Community Health Center
$528,000 capital grant to support the purchase and renovation of a facility that will provide expanded primary care, behavioral health, laboratory, pharmacy, and dental services for low-income residents.
$250,000 capital grant to support the construction of the Center for Employment Training that will be co-located with affordable housing and a Federally Qualified Health Center.
$80,000 program grant over two years ($40,000 per year) to support the Baltimore Warmth in Winter program that provides new winter coats to more than 4,600 children each year.
$60,000 program grants (three separate grants) to support a benefits connection program for low-income individuals living in high-need neighborhoods:
Women’s Resource Center
$100,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support this organization’s transitional housing program that provides 6-24 months of transitional housing for individuals who are homeless and fleeing abusive relationships.
Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United
$40,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($20,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides safe, emergency shelter and permanent, supportive housing programs for homeless individuals.
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.
Petach Tikva, Israel
$213,000 capital grant to support the construction of a career advancement center that will help individuals with mental illness prepare for and secure employment.
Bizchut, The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities
$100,000 program grant to support a program that provides legal aid services for individuals with physical, sensory, intellectual, and psychiatric disabilities, and their families.
Sherman Oaks, CA
$50,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides young adults on the Autism Spectrum with customized instruction and hands-on experience in the fields of multi-media, computer animation, and post production.
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 primarily capital projects in early education and for youth at-risk including early childhood centers, shelters for women who are escaping intimate partner violence and their children, and youth villages for youth at-risk without family support.
$660,000 capital grant to support the construction of a national technology center that will serve as this organization’s headquarters.
Mosenson Youth Village
Hod Hashron, Israel
$180,000 capital grant to support, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation, the renovation of a dormitory that houses 48 at-risk students in a youth village with a unique urban agriculture program.*
Hadassah Neurim Youth Village
$136,000 capital grant to support, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation, the renovation of a dormitory that houses 32 at-risk students in a youth village with programs in automobile and heavy machinery repair.*
$125,000 capital grant to support, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation, the renovation of a dormitory that houses 32 at-risk students in a youth village specializing in maritime studies and aquaculture programs.*
Ramat Hadassah Youth Village
Kiryat Tivon, Israel
$100,000 capital grant to support, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation, the renovation of two dormitories that house 36 at-risk students in a youth village with programs in hotel management and computerized chip processing.*
Wide Angle Youth Media
$75,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s main office enabling it to serve more high school students and strengthen its apprenticeship program.
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.
Jewish Community Center of Scranton PA
$300,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this facility’s swimming pool in order to better serve the community through aquatic wellness programs.
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.
Legal Aid Bureau
$800,000 program grant over two years ($400,000 per year) to support this organization that provides legal services focused on helping older adults maintain health, housing, and independence, and to support this organization’s role in Together We Care, a collaborative effort that seeks to make Maryland “The Best Place to Grow Old.”
Maintaining Active Citizens
$315,000 capital grant to support the construction of an addition to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Senior Services Center—the Maryland Living Well Education Center— increasing the availability of evidence-based disease prevention programs, including nutrition counseling and exercise, for older adults suffering from chronic diseases and health problems.
Ministry of Caring
$250,000 capital grant to support the construction of Sacred Heart Village II, a facility that will provide permanent, affordable housing for older adults.
Action in Maturity (AIM)
$240,000 operating grant over two years ($120,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides supports and services for older adults, with a focus on improving quality of life and helping them maintain independence as they age in their communities.
Washington County Healthy Living Association
$140,000 capital grant to support the construction of a senior activity center that will provide home delivered meals, health services, educational programs, and community activities.
Chesapeake Housing Mission
$32,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($16,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides home repair services including wheelchair ramps, grab bars, and stair railings for older adults and individuals with disabilities.
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.
$350,000 capital grant to support the construction of the Center for Economic Opportunity that will provide a variety of adult education, training, and employment services.
Scranton Area Foundation
Lackawanna County, PA
$300,000 program grant over two years ($150,000 per year) to support the Women in Philanthropy initiative that helps women and girls work toward independence and economic stability.
Center for Urban Families
$150,000 program grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to support this organization’s implementation of the Anchor Institution Workforce Development Initiative (AIWD), a pilot initiative with local partners that will utilize the Weinberg Library at The Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School as a community hub serving 200 members of the school and local community for job readiness and training, as well as wrap-around services.
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
$25,000 program grant to support the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative.
* 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.