Basic Human Needs & Health
The Foundation supports organizations 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.
The Women’s Housing Coalition
$75,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that works to break the cycle of homelessness for women and children by providing affordable housing and supportive services with the goal of helping them achieve and maintain social and financial independence.
Baltimore Bikur Cholim
$50,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides food, transportation, and other personal and medical support services for patients who are in medical crisis and their families. www.baltimorebikurcholim.org
Mid-Shore Pro Bono
Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne, and Talbot Counties, MD
$50,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides access to free or reduced-fee legal services for qualified individuals.
The Foundation supports organizations that respect and promote the independence, integration, and individual choice of children and adults with intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities as necessary preconditions for a good life.
The Netanya Foundation
$430,000 capital grant over two years ($215,000 per year) to support the construction of a rehabilitative day care center, operated by ALUT, that will serve children with autism. www.netanyafoundation.org
Kiriyat Bialik, Israel
$300,000 capital grant over two years ($150,000 per year) to support the construction of a rehabilitative day care center that provides inclusive programs for children, birth to age three, with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Pro Bono Counseling Project
$40,000 Maryland Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides free mental health services for under-insured or uninsured residents who are ineligible for Medicaid.
US - The Foundation supports organizations that ensure 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 early childhood development, STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math) literacy, out-of-school time, and child and family safety.
Israel - The 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.
Be’er Sheva, Israel
$300,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s shelter that provides safe, temporary housing for women escaping domestic violence.
YMCA of Central Maryland
$150,000 program grant to support early childhood, out-of-school time, STEM, and summer youth development programs serving more than 23,000 youth annually.
Ben Shemen Youth Village
Ben Shemen, Israel
$125,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory that houses 31 at-risk youth, ages 12-18, from Argentina, Brazil, Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Former Soviet Union, and France, who study at this agricultural youth village, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
Ben Yakir Youth Village
$100,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory that houses 24 at-risk youth, ages 12-18, from Ethiopia and Israel at this educational and therapeutic youth village, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation. www.benyakir.org.il/
The Foundation supports organizations that help low-income and vulnerable older adults to age in their communities with independence and dignity. This is the largest single area of grantmaking by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
Gilchrist Hospice Care
$500,000 capital grant to support the construction of the Jewish hospice wing that will provide hospice care to individuals and families in accordance with Jewish customs, religion, and traditions.
CHANA (an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore)
$100,000 program grant to support SAFE (Stop Abuse of Elders), a program that provides counseling, community outreach, and education in response to elder abuse. www.chanabaltimore.org
Baltimore Bar Foundation
$35,000 Maryland Small Grant to support the Legal Services to the Elderly program that provides free legal counseling and representation to individuals age 60 and over. www.baltimorebar.org/foundation/
The Foundation supports organizations that are committed to helping people help themselves by obtaining and retaining employment, preferably on a career track. Grants are directed to organizations that provide job training, placement, and retention for unemployed or underemployed individuals.
National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Throughout the United States
$250,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that works to strengthen local economies by creating talent supply chains and advancing workers into family-supporting careers.