Areas of Giving

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The Weinberg Foundation awards grants through seven areas of giving (in order of annual funding goals): Older Adults, Workforce Development, Education, General Community Support, Disabilities, Basic Human Needs & Health, and Veterans.

Older Adults

Older Adults

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.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development

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.

Education Children Youth & Families

Education

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.

General Community Support

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.

Disabilities

Disabilities

The Foundation supports organizations 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.

Basic Human Needs & Health

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.

Veterans

Veterans

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.