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.
Jewish Home of Central New York Foundation of Syracuse
$335,000 capital grant to support the construction of a health and wellness center that will offer a “no wrong door” gateway for older adults to access the comprehensive support services necessary for them to remain independent.
Equal Justice Works
Throughout the United States
$250,000 program grant to support the training of 25 full-time attorneys who will lead multidisciplinary teams that will serve 4,000 victims of elder abuse.
Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
$200,000 program grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support a program focused on serving ethnically diverse individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
The Health and Community Service Center
$100,000 program grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support the Smiling for Posterity program that provides comprehensive dental care and dentures for more than 450 older adults.
Partners in Care
$75,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that uses a time-exchange model, which allows older adults and volunteers to donate services to one another according to their skills and abilities, with the goal of helping older adults remain independent in their homes.
St. Mary’s Outreach Center
$25,000 Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that strives to help vulnerable older adults in and around the Hampden neighborhood remain independent.
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.
Multiple locations throughout the United States and Canada
$200,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization’s Technology Service Corps (TSC) that provides IT job training and placement services for young adults and veterans.
Job Opportunities Task Force
$100,000 program grant to support the Maryland CASH program that provides free tax preparation, financial education, and savings programs with the goal of increasing financial stability.
$65,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s training facility used by its Technology Service Corps (TSC), a program that provides IT job training and placement services for young adults.
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
$25,000 program grant to continue support of the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative through September 2017.
Central Scholarship Bureau
$25,000 program grant to support a workforce program that covers the costs of training resulting in credentials for the healthcare or construction industries for City and County residents who qualify for enrollment but face financial barriers.
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.
WIZO – Women’s International Zionist Organization
$420,000 capital grant to support the renovation of four dormitories at four youth villages—Gan VaNof, Nachlat Yehuda, Nahalal, and Hadassim—that house a total of 145 at-risk youth as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
Ben Shemen Youth Village
Ben Shemen, Israel
$300,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a gymnasium that serves more than 1,000 students, grades 7 to 12, who study at this agricultural youth village.
Aloney Yitzhak Youth Village
$184,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory that houses 52 at-risk youth, ages 12 to 18, from Ethiopia, the Former Soviet Union, Israel, and Latin America as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation. http://knay.alona.k12.il/page.asp?id=796
Mosenson Youth Village
Hod Hashron, Israel
$150,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory that houses 48 at-risk youth at this youth village, which features a unique urban agriculture program, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
The BELL Foundation
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides academic and social enrichment through after-school and summer programs for elementary and middle school students.
$100,000 program grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support the Roving Advisor program that will provide college counseling for an additional 250 students at 10 Baltimore City Public Schools.
The Middle Grades Partnership Fund at BCF
$75,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides summer and after-school programs designed to improve educational outcomes and personal development, as well as increase acceptance of middle school youth into the high schools of their choice.
Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence
Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot Counties, MD
$50,000 Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides intervention and prevention services for those escaping domestic violence through shelter, counseling, legal services, and advocacy.
Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County
$25,000 Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides comprehensive services for individuals experiencing family conflict and family violence.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County
Harford County, MD
$20,000 Small Grant to support i3STEM, a program that uses technology-based activities, including computer programming and mechanical engineering, to help students engage in the processes of scientific inquiry, creative thinking, problem solving, and project management.
General Community Support
The Foundation supports major Jewish and greater community development efforts as well as philanthropic investments that support low-income and vulnerable families. This area largely includes major leadership and multi-service organizations which do not fit into other specific areas of focus for the Foundation because their missions, while focused on low-income populations, are broad and diverse.
Young Men’s Christian Association of Wilkes-Barre
$600,000 capital grant over three years ($200,000 per year) to support the final phase of the Our Future Capital Campaign, a renovation plan that will better utilize space, develop financial stability, and help this organization become a stronger community partner.
The Hampden Family Center
$250,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s facility in order to expand capacity for programs and services, including adult literacy, health clinics for older adults, and after-school academic enrichment.
Strong City Baltimore
$150,000 program grant to support two Baltimore Corp Fellowship positions for Baltimore City Public Schools, and to support the general operations of Baltimore Corps, which connects professionals to high-impact roles in nonprofits, social enterprises, and government agencies.
Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
Baton Rouge, LA
$100,000 emergency grant to support the general operations of this organization following flooding in Louisiana.
Ignatian Lay Volunteer Corps
$100,000 Small Grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support this organization’s new branch that provides trained, volunteer staff to help meet the most urgent needs of individuals and families.
Habitat for Humanity Choptank
Dorchester and Talbot Counties, MD
$40,000 Small Grant to support home repairs and weatherization services through the Neighborhood Revitalization program.
Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland
Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, MD
$40,000 Small Grant to support home repairs and weatherization services through the Neighborhood Revitalization program.
The Foundation supports organizations that respect and promote independence, integration, and individual choice as the preconditions for a good life for children and adults with multiple disabilities.
Sulam Special Education Center
$175,000 capital grant to support the renovation of the Kidkut integrative day care center and outdoor playground for children with and without disabilities.
Kiryat Tiv’on, Israel
$170,000 capital grant to support the purchase of a four-bedroom house that will allow four young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live independently and integrate into their neighborhood.
Legal Clinic for the Disabled
$100,000 operating grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides free legal representation for people with physical disabilities with the goal of helping them overcome legal obstacles that would interfere with their independence, health, or quality of life.
Pocono Environmental Education Center
Dingmans Ferry, PA
$100,000 program grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support Growing Green summer camp, a five-week hands-on program that works to increase education, recreation, and social living skills for young adults with disabilities.
$85,000 program grant to support Project ACT (All Children Together), a classroom-based and one-to-one supportive services program that allows 50 children with multiple disabilities to remain in their integrated preschool or after-school programs.
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.
Episcopal Housing Corporation
$600,000 capital grant to support the construction of 12 units of supportive housing for formerly homeless, single individuals.
Fisher House Foundation
Long Beach, CA
$500,000 capital grant to support the construction of a 16-suite house at the VA Long Beach Health Care System that will provide free, temporary housing for families of military and veterans receiving medical care.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia
Bala Cynwyd, PA
$500,000 capital grant to support the construction of The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center that will provide case management, financial assistance, and counseling for families struggling with issues, including food scarcity, eviction, unemployment, mental health, and/or substance abuse.
Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services
Anne Arundel, Howard, and Prince George’s Counties, MD
$10,000 Small Grant to support the implementation of a new electronic client database system for this organization that enables individuals who are in crisis to achieve stability and long-term self-sufficiency.
The Foundation supports organizations and programs committed to ensuring military members and their families effectively reintegrate into their communities. Grants made within this portfolio emphasize programs focused on workforce development, physical and mental health, and the elimination of barriers to a variety of services.
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation
$100,000 operating grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides retreat-based interventions with the goal of improving the physical, emotional, spiritual, and economic wellbeing of combat veterans and their families.