Holding Hands

Program Areas

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation administers grants through six primary program areas with unique geographic reach. MSGP (Maryland Small Grants Program) administers smaller, streamlined grants for all program areas.

Meeting a variety of societal needs by providing grants for nonprofit organizations

Click here to get a better idea of the Foundation’s geographic focus specific to the following program areas.

Older Adults

Older Adults This is the single largest area of grantmaking by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The Foundation remains committed to providing support to older adults to live dignified, meaningful, and engaged lives in the community and to maintain their independence for as long as possible.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development The Weinberg Foundation is committed to helping people to help themselves by obtaining and keeping employment, preferably on a career track. The Foundation supports programs that provide the “life-tools” for clients to lift themselves from poverty into solid self-support.

Basic Human Needs & Health

Basic Human Needs & HealthThe Foundation supports organizations that assist people to meet their basic needs and move toward self-sufficiency. The major goals are to prevent and end homelessness; provide sufficient and nutritious food; and increase access to primary health care.


DisabilitiesThe Foundation supports organizations and programs that respect and promote the independence, integration, individual choice, and civil rights of children and adults with intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities, as necessary preconditions for a good life.


Education Children Youth & FamiliesThe Foundation strives to ensure that all children enter kindergarten ready to learn; achieve grade-level academic performance in reading, math, and science; and graduate from high school prepared for college, the workforce, and self-sustained participation in society. This program also supports interventions that promote child and family safety and reduce the traumatic effects of child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

General Community Support

General Community SupportThis program area includes support for Jewish causes worldwide, grants to organizations that distribute funds to many of the Foundation’s priority areas, and local community development efforts including renovation or construction of affordable housing and improvement projects in low-income neighborhoods.

Maryland Small Grants Program (MSGP)

Maryland Small Grants ProgramThe MSGP supports smaller Maryland nonprofits seeking general operating support, program support, or certain capital requests. The Foundation offers this reminder: “5/50/50,” a streamlined 5-page proposal and, in most cases, only 50 days for up to $50,000.


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