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.

Strengthening our hometowns here in the US and half-a-world away

Geographic Focus

  • International (including Israel and the Former Soviet Union)
  • Maryland
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania


Jewish Issues
  • Jewish communities in need that do not fit into other program categories.
  • Jewish organizations that preserve or advance the security of Israel.
Community Development
  • Renovation or construction of affordable housing.
  • Neighborhood revitalization and community improvement projects in low-income areas.
Adult Literacy
  • Organizations focused on increasing employment, self-sufficiency, and parental engagement with children.
Federation-type organizations
  • Organizations that distribute funds to many of the Foundation’s priority program areas.
  • This could include The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Catholic Charities, Associated Black Charities, United Way, the Baltimore Community Foundation and the like in the Baltimore area, and similar organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania and Hawaii.

Your First Step in the Grants Process is the Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Grants are made in one of three categories: General Operating Support, Program Support, Capital Project.
  • Each type of grant requires its own specific LOI.
  • The Foundation will confirm receipt of each LOI within 30 days.

If you have any questions about the LOI process or the status of your LOI, please contact Nakia Horton, Gifts Administrator, at nhorton@hjweinberg.org or 410-654-8500, ext. 254.

For more program-specific information or if you have any questions, please contact Kate Sorestad, Program Officer, General Community Support & Libraries, at ksorestad@hjweinberg.org or 410-654-8500, ext. 249.