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.
Presbyterian Villages of Michigan
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the construction of a PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) center that will provide health care services, transportation, and social opportunities for older adults, allowing them to age in their communities.
Aging Care Connections
La Grange, IL
$965,000 program grant over two years ($530,000/$435,000) to support the national replication of two programs—the Bridge Model of Transitional Care and Ambulatory Integration of the Medical and Social (AIMS)—that focus on addressing older adults’ social determinants of health in transitional care and primary care settings, in order to increase quality of life and independence.
Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders
Throughout the United States
$300,000 capital grant to support the development of a new technology platform that will enable this organization and its affiliates to better collect data, assess programs, measure outcomes, and replicate best practices for LGBT older adults.
$150,000 program grant to support the recruitment and placement of fellows within organizations serving older adults, as part of this nonprofit’s broader fellowship program.
CHANA (an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore)
$125,000 program grant to support SAFE (Stop Abuse of Elders), a program that provides counseling, community outreach, and education in response to elder abuse.
Menorah Park of Central New York
$60,000 program grant over two years ($30,000 per year) to support the AgeWise Care program that provides older adult residents, and those living in the surrounding community, with a comprehensive model of care and case management with the goal of helping them achieve maximum quality of life.
Howard County Autism Society
$25,000 program grant to support the development of an intergenerational community that will serve older adults as well as families with children who have disabilities.
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.
$500,000 program grant to support READI Chicago, a program that provides transitional employment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and coaching for individuals who live in neighborhoods plagued by violence.
Maryland New Directions
$220,000 operating grant over two years ($110,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides employment-readiness training, one-on-one job coaching, and job search and placement assistance for individuals who are experiencing life and career transitions.
$100,000 operating grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides career and life-skills training for Certified/Geriatric Nursing Assistant or Certified Pharmacy Technician positions.
Los Angeles, CA
$100,000 operating grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that that provides job training and placement services for young adults to become production assistants in the entertainment industry.
Montgomery County, MD
$80,000 Small Grant over two years ($40,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides career exploration and work-based learning opportunities for youth ages 18-25.
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.
Light Health and Wellness Comprehensive Services
$300,000 program grant over two years ($150,000 per year) to support the expansion of this organization’s early childhood program that will extend the hours for childcare services until midnight.
Ayanot Youth Village
Ness Ziona, Israel
$250,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory that houses 44 at-risk youth, grades 10 to 12, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
Atid Educational Network and Schools
$200,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory, at the David Raziel Youth Village, that houses 95 at-risk youth, grades 7 to 12, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
Kanot Youth Village
$125,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a dormitory that houses 16 at-risk youth, ages 14 to 18, from Ethiopia, the Former Soviet Union, and Israel at this Na'Amat-operated school, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
Hamifal Educational Children’s Homes
$110,000 capital grant to support the renovation of three foster family units that will house 12 at-risk youth annually at the Carmel Children’s Village, as part of a national program in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Naor Foundation.
Patterson Park Public Charter School
$60,000 program grant to support Providing Avenues to Student Success (PASS), an after-school program that provides services, including reading intervention and family support, for students reading below grade level.
Raising a Reader
$50,000 program grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support this organization’s core program that provides family engagement through reading at Weinberg Library Project schools.
Play on Purpose
$80,000 Small Grant over two years ($40,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that works to help youth become better scholars, athletes, and leaders both on and off of the court.
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.
The Haifa Learning Enhancement Center
$150,000 operating grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides a treatment program for children with learning disabilities who are at risk of dropping out of school.
Prince George’s County Child Resource Center
Prince George’s County, MD
$100,000 program grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support Project WIN, an early childhood mental health program that emphasizes the importance of early intervention and works to prevent expulsions while also providing support to teachers.
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.
Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care
Montgomery County, MD
$1,500,000 capital grant to support the purchase and renovation of a facility that will allow this organization to expand its medical, dental, and behavioral health services. https://www.maryscenter.org/
Maryland Food Bank
$600,000 operating grant over two years ($300,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides food assistance programs and services for families, children, and older adults.
$150,000 capital grant to support the purchase and renovation of a day center for older adults with psychiatric disabilities.
Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs in Frederick County
$120,000 operating grant over two years ($60,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides emergency services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Catherine McAuley Center
$75,000 capital grant to support the purchase and renovation of an emergency shelter for homeless women and children.
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 promoting social and financial independence. http://www.womenshousing.org/
Child Center and Adult Services (ASPIRE)
Montgomery County, MD
$50,000 Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies program that provides therapy for pregnant women and new mothers with depression. http://we-aspire.org/
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
$475,000 capital grant to support the purchase and renovation of an additional facility that will serve as a central location for programming, research, and evaluation.
Team Red, White, and Blue
$150,000 capital/operating grant ($50,000/$100,000) to support the construction of a regional hub, and to support the general operations of this organization that provides social activities, leadership programs, and educational opportunities for veterans, and their families, reintegrating into their communities.
Travis Manion Foundation
$150,000 program grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to support the expansion of this program that supports veterans during transition out of military service and provides school-based community engagement opportunities for military members and students.
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity
Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties, MD
$50,000 Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support the Veteran Critical Home Repairs program that provides critical home repairs, including accessibility accommodations, for veterans.
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.
$200,000 operating grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that strengthens neighborhoods by providing below-market loans as well as funding for capital improvements, marketing, and schools.
The Netanya Foundation
Kiryat Nordau, Israel
$200,000 program grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support the general operations of an early childhood center, operated according to the principles of the National Program for Children and Youth at Risk, with the goal of identifying children with, or at risk of, developmental delays and to ensure that children are prepared for first grade.