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.
Health Care for the Homeless
$400,000 program grant over two years ($200,000 per year) to support the expansion of dental services for individuals and families who are homeless and face barriers accessing oral health care.
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
Throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania
$225,000 capital grant to support the purchase and renovation of a warehouse that will allow the Second Harvest Food Bank to operate in one central location.
Wright Center Medical Group
$135,000 capital grant to support the construction of an oral health clinic that will provide low-cost dental care, with an expectation of more than doubling the number of patients served from 1,200 to 2,500 in the first year of operation.
AHC Greater Baltimore
$60,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($30,000 per year) to support an asset-building program that works to move residents of affordable housing complexes from financial crisis into financial stability.
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.
$400,000 capital grant to support the renovation of nine one-bedroom apartments that will provide permanent, supportive, and affordable housing for individuals with mental illness.
Nitzan – The Israeli Association for the Advancement of Children with Learning Disabilities
Tel Aviv, Israel
$200,000 program grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support a job training and placement program for unemployed or underemployed adults, ages 21 to 45, with learning disabilities, including ADHD and dyslexia.
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.
Fund for Educational Excellence
$125,000 program grant to support two Maryland Out of School Time Network (MOST) programs: BmoreSTEM, which provides nonprofits and educators with the tools and training to implement STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) out-of-school time opportunities and SummerREADS, which provides daily literacy activities, book check-out, and meals for students at libraries renovated as part of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project.
Hodayot Youth Village
Lower Galilee, Israel
$125,000 capital grant to support the renovation of two dormitories that house 40 at-risk youth, grades 7 to 12, at this youth 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.
Ayanot Youth Village
Ness Ziona, Israel
$113,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory that houses 37 at-risk youth, grades 10 to 12, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
Boys’ School of St. Paul
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of Bridges, a year-round out-of-school time program that provides academic support, enrichment, and mentoring for students, grade four through college.
Higher Achievement Program
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that works with middle school students to improve their grades, test scores, and attendance and prepares them for placement in top high schools and colleges.
First Generation College Bound
Prince George’s County, MD
$60,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($30,000 per year) to support the College Access Program, which provides guidance and preparation for high school students who are navigating the college admissions process.
Baltimore Curriculum Project
$50,000 Maryland Small Grant to support Wolfe Street Academy’s after-school program that provides academic tutoring, STEM programming, and enrichment activities for elementary school students.
Code in the Schools
$35,000 Maryland Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides out-of-school time, computer science education for youth and professional development for teachers and librarians.
Family Crisis Resource Center
$30,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($15,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides shelter, counseling, and legal services for adults and children who are escaping intimate partner violence or recovering from trauma, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, child abuse, and stalking.
Village Learning Place
$30,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($15,000 per year) to support Let’s Invest in Neighborhood Kids (LINK), an after-school program that provides academic instruction and enrichment activities for students, pre-kindergarten and up, performing below grade level.
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.
Robison Jewish Home
$500,000 capital grant to support the construction of the Harold Schnitzer Health and Rehab Care Center, a 48-bed skilled nursing facility operated under the Green House© model that emphasizes a more home-like living environment.
Washington County Nursing Home
$350,000 capital grant to support the replacement of this nursing home with four Green House residences, containing a total of 40 beds, that emphasize a more individualized, home-like living environment.
National Center for Healthy Housing
$330,000 program grant over two years ($165,000 per year) to support Aging Gracefully, a program that works to improve the quality of life for older adults by replicating the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place) model.
Cathedral Square Corporation
South Burlington, VT
$300,000 capital grant to support the construction of 30 independent-living apartments that will incorporate the Support and Services at Home (SASH) model, enabling older adults to age independently and remain within their community.
Aging Care Connections
La Grange, IL
$150,000 program grant to support the Ambulatory Integration of the Medical and Social (AIMS) model that works to improve health outcomes for older adults by integrating social workers into primary care settings.
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.
$250,000 program grant to support the Baltimore Center for Green Careers, a program that provides participants with certifications in Brownfields remediation (the restoration of a former industrial or commercial site where future use is affected by environmental contamination), residential energy efficiency, and solar energy installation.
William and Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation
Windsor Mill, MD
$10,000 program grant to support the Reaching New Heights program that prepares bilingual, underemployed Latino candidates for careers in the financial services industry.