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.
Family Recovery Program
$1,200,000 capital grant over two years ($800,000/$400,000) to support the renovation of a former school into 23 apartments that will provide transitional housing and supportive services for families with young children.
Helping Up Mission Of Baltimore City
$400,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s commercial kitchen and dining room that serve approximately 500 homeless individuals each day.
Episcopal Refugees & Immigrant Center Alliance/Cathedral of the Incarnation
$29,000 Maryland Small Grant to support the renovation of the Gilead House, the rectory of St. Mark’s on the Hill, which provides housing for individuals seeking asylum.
JHP (Jobs Have Priority)
Prince George’s County
$25,000 Maryland Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that helps individuals who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless find, obtain, and retain employment and stable housing.
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.
Eliya, the Israel Association for the Advancement of Blind and Visually Impaired Children
Beer Sheva, Israel
$250,000 capital grant to support the construction of a rehabilitative day care and kindergarten for blind and visually impaired children.
St. Joseph’s Center
$250,000 operating grant over two years ($125,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that strives to help people with disabilities through services including companion and respite care and supportive living.
US - 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.
Israel - The Weinberg Foundation supports primarily capital projects in early education and for youth at-risk including early childhood centers, shelters for women and their children who are escaping intimate partner violence, and youth villages for youth at-risk without family support.
Light Health and Wellness Comprehensive Services
$85,000 grant ($50,000 program/$35,000 capital) to support this organization’s early childhood program that provides full-day, year-round care for children between the ages of two and four, and to support the renovation of the organization’s facility.
Drexel Neumann Academy
$80,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($40,000 per year) to support the general operations of this independent Catholic school that strives to provide a safe learning environment for students, pre-kindergarten to eighth grade.
Voluntary Action Center of Northeast Pennsylvania
$50,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support Big Brothers Big Sisters, a program that provides elementary and middle school children with community, school, and site-based, one-on-one mentorships.
Cambridge-South Dorchester High School
$12,500 Maryland Small Grant to support this organization’s three-year college access program that provides students with mentors, leadership through service, and pathways to college.
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.
$100,000 capital grant to support a state-wide collaborative effort to reduce alcohol abuse through the creation of a treatment referral system.
$25,000 Maryland Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that utilizes the leadership and organizational skills of military veterans and community volunteers to execute neighborhood revitalization projects in the Oliver, Johnston Square, and Darley Park neighborhoods.
South Baltimore Learning Center
$25,000 Maryland Small Grant to support this organization’s Adult Basic Education classes, GED achievement, and National External Diploma 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.
Beit Avraham – The Sephardic Home for the Aged
$500,000 capital grant to support the renovation of two nursing wards creating four home-like communities based on the Green House model, which emphasizes a more home-like, client-centered approach.
Indianapolis Jewish Home dba Hooverwood
$500,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a 188-bed nursing home, increasing the amount of personal and group activity space for all residents, based on the culture-change model that emphasizes a more individualized, home-like environment.
Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services
San Francisco, CA
$250,000 capital grant to support the construction of the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center co-located with affordable housing that will help older adults age-in-place, remain independent, and maintain community and cultural connections.
New Rochelle, NY
$250,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a vacant skilled nursing facility into an independent housing campus that will include a technology-enabled hub providing residents and older adults living in the surrounding community with a range of health and information services and programs.
Cook County, IL
$150,000 program grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to support the continued development of the Caring Together, Living Better (CTLB) partnership that coordinates the efforts of faith communities in supporting older adults and their caregivers.
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.
Urban Alliance Foundation
$150,000 operating grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides high school students with paid internships, formal training, and mentorship in order to help them transition into higher education, technical training, and/or employment.
Red Hook Initiative
$100,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s facility in order to expand middle school, high school, and young adult out-of-school time programs focused on college and career preparation.
IT Works – Empowering People
Sderot and Bet Shean, Israel
$80,000 program grant to support this organization’s integrative technology and professional training programs for underemployed or unemployed individuals.*
* 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.