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.
Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center
$3,000,000 capital grant to support the construction of a comprehensive wellness center, including a patient-centered community health clinic and an adult day program, that will provide older adults with a range of services to promote independence and improve quality of life.
Jewish Senior Life Foundation
$1,500,000 capital grant to support the construction of nine small Green House® homes, which will each provide 12 older adults with person-centered care in a home-like environment.
Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly
$1,250,000 capital grant to support the construction of an independent living community with an integrated service center that will enable older adults to remain independent.
Amigour Asset Management
Tel Aviv, Israel
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the construction of Derech Shalom, a residential facility that will provide 143 older adults, 70 percent of whom are Holocaust Survivors, with affordable housing.
Hebrew Home for the Aged
$1,000,000 program grant over two years ($500,000 per year) to support the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention that works to prevent and intervene in the abuse of older adults by providing emergency services, public and professional education regarding elder abuse, and support to other elder abuse shelters.
New York, NY
$400,000 program grant over two years ($200,000 per year) to support the expansion of Project ORE (Outreach to the Elderly), which provides isolated older adults with case management, health care, and socialization services that will allow them to remain independent with maximum quality of life.
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
$300,000 operating grant over two years ($150,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides nutritious food and case management services for homebound older adults.
$150,000 capital grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to support the expansion of a program that provides home repairs and modifications, promoting independence and improving quality of life for older adults, including Holocaust survivors. http://www.tenufa.org/
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.
Goodwill of Greater Washington
$800,000 capital grant to support facility improvements to the Excel Center where adult students receive a variety of support services as they manage work, life, and family concerns while obtaining a high school diploma.
$600,000 program grant over three years ($200,000 per year) to support MyGoals for Employment Success, a program that provides job-training services for individuals who receive housing choice vouchers and/or reside in public housing.
Vehicles for Change
$500,000 operating grant over two years ($250,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that helps families achieve economic and personal independence through car ownership and technical training.
New York, NY
$300,000 capital grant to support renovations that will advance this organization’s mission to help the hardest-to-employ and most at-risk individuals find sustained employment.
$200,000 operating grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides technology training and job-placement services for Ethiopian-Israelis facing employment barriers.
Israel Religious Action Center
$70,000 program grant to support the Legal Aid Center for Olim, a program that provides legal aid and counseling services for new immigrants.
Citywide Youth Development
$25,000 Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides job-training and placement services for young adults by actively engaging them in small business enterprises.
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.
$700,000 program grant over two years ($350,000 per year) to support the Career Readiness Demonstration model that provides job-skills training for more than 400 high school graduates between the ages of 18 and 24, who are not enrolled in four-year colleges or universities, with the goal of transitioning them into high-demand jobs.
The BELL Foundation
$500,000 operating grant over two years ($250,000 per year) 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.
Kaf-Gimel Yordei Ha-Sira, The Israeli Nautical “College”
$440,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory that houses 72 at-risk youth, grades 9 to 12, at this youth village, which offers three educational tracks, including electronics, nautical engineering, and marine studies, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
Fund for Educational Excellence
$325,000 capital grant to support the construction of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) center at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School that will provide students, pre-kindergarten through grade 12, with activities that will expose them to real-world concepts and critical thinking skills.
TOM Bneri-Akiva Institute
Herev Le’et, Israel
$284,000 capital grant to support the final stage of renovation of a dormitory that houses 136 at-risk youth at this vocational high school and youth village as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
Baltimore Curriculum Project
$200,000 program grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support Wolfe Street Academy's after-school program that provides academic tutoring, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming, and enrichment activities for elementary school students.
Employment Opportunity & Training Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania
$200,000 operating grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides integrated job-readiness and family-skills programs.
My Sister’s Circle
$200,000 operating grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides mentoring programs for girls as they transition from middle school through college.
Teach for All
$150,000 program grant to support Teach First Israel, a program that recruits and trains Israel’s top university graduates and young professionals to teach for at least two years in high-need schools and to continue to work as leaders in education.
Hodayot Youth Village
$125,000 capital grant to support the renovation of two dormitories that house 40 at-risk youth, grades 7 to 12, at this residential 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.
N’shei AMIT (AMIT Women)
Petach Tikva, Israel
$110,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a foster home—mishpachtonim—for 18 at-risk youth, and their surrogate parents, at the Kfar Blatt Youth Village as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
Dr. Israel Goldstein Youth Village
$100,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory that houses 40 at-risk youth from around the world (disabled and non-disabled) at this Zionist youth village as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
The Learning Collaborative
Grier Heights, NC
$73,000 capital grant to support the construction of an early childhood center that will provide a family support program and on-site speech and occupational therapy for children, ages three to four, and their families.
Fund for Educational Excellence
$70,000 program grant over two years ($35,000 per year) to support the Chicago Parent Program, which works to reduce behavioral problems, suspensions, and expulsions of children entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.
Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens (MERIT)
$40,000 Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides academic and internship assistance for students who want to pursue college tracks and careers in healthcare.
Montgomery County, MD
$25,000 Small Grant to support the general operations of this organization that works with young women, helping them to become exceptional students and positive leaders through after-school, summer, and mentoring activities.
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.
ENOSH – The Israeli Mental Health Association
Kfar Saba, Israel
$400,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a facility that will provide job training, housing placement, and socialization skills for individuals with psychiatric disabilities.
The Association for Children at Risk
Givat Shmuel, Israel
$120,000 program grant over two years ($60,000 per year) to support bringing Early Start Denver model, an evidence-based treatment model for children on the autism spectrum, to more preschools.
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.
Asian Health Services
$750,000 capital grant to support the construction of a new dental care and wellness clinic that will integrate oral and mental health services for more than 9,000 patients, primarily from the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community.
Community of Hope
$140,000 capital grant to support the purchase of medical and dental equipment for the Marie Reed Health Center with the goal of increasing this organization’s capacity to provide medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare for medically underserved individuals.
HealthCare Access Maryland
$85,000 capital grant to support technology upgrades, which will allow this organization to more efficiently serve clients and improve outcomes.
Move the Mountain Leadership Center
$25,000 program grant to support the replication of the Circles USA model, a program that pairs trained volunteers with single mothers with the two-year goal of helping them become self-sufficient.
Montgomery County, MD
$60,000 Small Grant over two years ($30,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides assistance with basic needs for homeless individuals, including Critical Time Intervention for those entering permanent supportive housing.
Intercultural Counseling Connection (Fusion)
$60,000 Small Grant over two years ($30,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides culturally and linguistically-sensitive mental health services for asylum seekers, refugees, and other forced immigrants who have experienced trauma.
Throughout Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC
$50,000 Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that gathers food from restaurants, caterers, farms, and other food providers and donates it directly to those in need.
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.
Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides comprehensive services to veterans who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness with the goal of helping them to successfully reintegrate into their communities. http://www.mcvet.org/
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Maryland
$60,000 program grant over two years ($30,000 per year) to support NAMI Homefront (an adaptation of NAMI Family-to-Family), a program for family members and friends of those living with mental illness that works to improve their coping and problem-solving skills.
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.
Jewish Community Center of Scranton, PA
$1,000,000 capital grant to support infrastructure improvements for this organization’s facility, including replacing the heating, air conditioning, and lighting with energy efficient systems.
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
$400,000 capital grant to support the construction of a facility that will provide free, temporary housing for young adults who are receiving treatment for cancer, along with their caregivers.