Program Areas

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The Weinberg Foundation awards grants through six areas of giving: Basic Human Needs & Health, Disabilities, Education, General Community Support, Older Adults, and Workforce Development.

Basic Human Needs & Health

Basic Human Needs & Health

The Foundation supports programs 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.

Disabilities

Disabilities

The Foundation supports organizations and programs 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.

Education Children Youth & Families

Education

The Foundation supports organizations and programs committed to ensuring that 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 STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math) literacy, out-of-school time, early childhood development, and child and family safety.

General Community Support

General Community Support

This area of giving includes support of Jewish and non-Jewish community development efforts including major programs of Associated Black Charities, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Baltimore Community Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland, and Catholic Charities. Grants made within this program area also support efforts such as renovation or construction of affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, and community improvement projects in low-income neighborhoods.

Older Adults

Older Adults

This is the largest single area of grantmaking by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. No other American foundation of similar size has emphasized care for low-income and vulnerable older adults to the extent demonstrated by the Weinberg Foundation. The Foundation seeks to fund organizations that help the frailest, poorest older adults to live dignified, meaningful, and engaged lives in the community and maintain their independence for as long as possible.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development

The Weinberg Foundation is committed to helping people help themselves by obtaining and retaining 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.