COVID-19 Response

To date, the Foundation has committed a total of $10.5 million in COVID-19 emergency funding within all of its priority communities. 

The Foundation is proactively directing its emergency grant support and is not encouraging unsolicited funding requests. Please contact the appropriate program team member (listed below) for additional information on funding priorities and processes within your priority community:

Baltimore:

Darius Graham

Program Director, Baltimore

Chicago:

Amy Kleine
Senior Program Director

Hawaiʻi:

Marisa Castuera Hayase
Program Director

Israel:

Rafi Rone
Program Director, Israel and Jewish Community, US

New York City:

Marci Hunn
Program Director, Jobs

Northeastern Pennsylvania:

Earl Millett
Program Officer, Health

San Francisco:

Rachel Duden
Program Officer, Education

Phase 1 Grants

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation committed $4 million in emergency grant funding as the Foundation’s initial response to the developing COVID-19 public health crisis. 

You can learn more about Phase 1 of the Foundation’s COVID-19 emergency response here.

Baltimore

Baltimore

Total of $500,000 in emergency grants

Baltimore Community Foundation
Baltimore
$100,000 operating grant to support the COVID-19 Evolving Community Needs Fund that will enable rapid response to mitigate the effects of the current public health emergency, as well as the Baltimore County Response Fund that is coordinating a response focused on families and older adults

Center for Urban Families
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to help families maintain stable employment and financial stability

CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.
Baltimore
$50,000 operating grant to provide economic assistance for families in the City, as well as a range of emergency services for older adults

Community Assistance Network
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to provide essential household resources for residents in Baltimore County

Franciscan Center
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to provide emergency assistance and supportive services, including hot meals, pantry items, clothing, and toiletries for residents

Fund for Educational Excellence
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support Baltimore City Public Schools’ Emergency School Closure Family Support Fund that will provide food and essential supplies for families who visit emergency meal sites  

Jewish Community Services
Baltimore
$50,000 operating grant to support the increased demand for emergency needs, food insecurity, and tele-case management

Maryland Food Bank
Baltimore
$50,000 operating grant to support additional food distribution for residents

Maryland Philanthropy Network
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support efforts convening funders and local governments statewide with the goal of responding more efficiently and to support the purchase of essential supplies for partner organizations

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support meal delivery for older adults 

Moveable Feast
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support meal and grocery delivery, as well as nutritional counseling and other services for individuals with life-threatening illnesses

United Way of Central Maryland
Baltimore
$75,000 operating grant to support the COVID-19 Community Fund, as well as the 211-assistance line that connects residents with critical services

Hawaiʻi

Hawaiʻi

Total of $400,000 in emergency grants

Catholic Charities
Hawaiʻi
$50,000 operating grant to support increased emergency assistance for families

Family Life Center
Hawaiʻi
$25,000 operating grant to support housing and economic security for families on Maui and Kauaʻi

Family Promise of Hawaiʻi
Hawaiʻi
$50,000 operating grant to help families secure and maintain housing and emergency shelter on Oʻahu

The Food Basket
Hawaiʻi
$100,000 operating grant to support food distribution for residents of Hawaiʻi Island, to help small farms provide produce to their communities, and to help Hawaiʻi Good Food Alliance provide food to their communities

Hawaiʻi Foodbank Oʻahu
Hawaiʻi
$50,000 operating grant to provide additional food for residents

Hope Services Hawaiʻi
Hawaiʻi
$25,000 operating grant to support access to health and comprehensive services for residents on Hawaiʻi Island

Institute for Human Services
Hawaiʻi
$50,000 operating grant to support comprehensive services for residents on Oʻahu

Kauaʻi Independent Food Bank
Hawaiʻi
$25,000 operating grant to support food distribution for residents of Kauaʻi and to help small farms provide produce to their communities

Maui Food Bank
Hawaiʻi
$25,000 operating grant to support food distribution for families and older adults in Maui County

Israel

Israel

Total of $250,000 in emergency grants

Amigour
Israel
$50,000 operating grant to support food and emergency supplies for older adults, including Holocaust survivors, as well as overtime costs for staff providing heightened care for these older adults

Claims Conference
Israel
$50,000 operating grant to support food and emergency supplies for homebound Holocaust survivors

Latet
Israel
$50,000 operating grant to support food and emergency hygiene products for homebound older adults 

Leket
Israel
$50,000 operating grant to support daily hot meals for residents

United Hatzalah
Israel
$50,000 operating grant to support the Emergency Covid-19 Response Fund that is working to provide protective gear, medical supplies, and other critical equipment for emergency personnel supporting homebound older adults

New York City

New York City

Total of $425,000 in emergency grants

Bowery Residents Committee
New York City
$50,000 operating grant to support a range of programs and services, including outreach to the homeless, transitional and permanent housing, substance abuse treatment, mental and physical health services, workforce development, and senior services

City Harvest
New York City
$50,000 operating grant to support continued food delivery for residents

Jewish Aging Services Association (JASA)
New York City
$75,000 operating grant to support the essential needs of older adults, as well as the immediate needs of direct service staff who are still performing field work

Met Council
New York City
$75,000 operating grant to provide resources for older adults, as well as emergency food for members of the Jewish community

New York Community Trust
New York City
$50,000 operating grant to support the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund that will help bridge the gap for nonprofits losing revenue

Robin Hood Foundation
New York City
$50,000 operating grant to support the Robin Hood Relief Fund that will enable rapid response to mitigate the effects of the current public health emergency in the City

Sanctuary for Families
New York City
$25,000 operating grant to support emergency needs for those escaping domestic violence and other forms of abuse

Selfhelp Community Services
New York City
$25,000 operating grant to support emergency food and other direct services for those aging in place, including Holocaust survivors from the Former Soviet Union (FSU)

Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE)
New York City
$25,000 operating grant to support emergency food and other direct services for LGBT older adults

Chicago

Chicago

Total of $300,000 in emergency grants

All Chicago
Chicago
$50,000 operating grant to support the COVID-19 Agency Emergency Fund that is working to ensure
agencies are supported in their response to the crisis and that the homeless response system remains in
operation

The Ark
Chicago
$50,000 operating grant to support the local Jewish community with financial assistance, meals,
medicine, and other essential services

CJE Senior Life
Chicago
$25,000 operating grant to provide meals and critical support for older adults, including Holocaust survivors, within the Jewish community

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Chicago
$25,000 operating grant to support the purchase of additional food for residents

New Moms
Chicago
$25,000 operating grant to support the purchase of essential supplies, including diapers and wipes, as
well as additional food and financial assistance for residents who are losing their hourly jobs

Northern Illinois Food Bank
Chicago
$25,000 operating grant to support the distribution of emergency food boxes for residents, especially
older adults

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago & Chicago Community Trust
Chicago
$100,000 operating grant to support the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to ensure the region’s health and human service organizations have the resources they need to operate at their highest capacity

San Francisco

San Francisco

Total of $300,000 in emergency grants

Community Foundation of San Joaquin
San Francisco
$75,000 operating grant to support the Mayor of Stockton’s COVID-19 Response Fund that is working to increase the capacity of frontline nonprofits facing increasing demand for services

Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco
San Francisco
$25,000 operating grant to support this organization’s emergency fund that will be used to help isolated, older adults and sick members of the community

Rising Up Campaign (under Larkin Street)
San Francisco
$75,000 operating grant to support public and private agencies working together to support homeless youth

San Francisco and Marin Food Bank
San Francisco
$75,000 operating grant to support additional food distribution for residents

Tipping Point
San Francisco
$50,000 operating grant to support nonprofits on the frontlines of this crisis

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Northeastern Pennsylvania

Total of $300,000 in emergency grants

Commission on Economic Opportunity
Northeastern Pennsylvania
$150,000 operating grant to support the purchase of additional food, as well as transportation costs, for residents

Community Intervention Center
Northeastern Pennsylvania
$25,000 operating grant to support comprehensive services for residents

Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Northeastern Pennsylvania
$25,000 operating grant to support the distribution of kosher food for residents in the Jewish community

Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Northeastern Pennsylvania
$25,000 operating grant to support the distribution of kosher food for residents in the Jewish community

United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Northeastern Pennsylvania
$50,000 operating grant to support access to health care programs, food bags for pick up, and outreach for older adults experiencing isolation

Valley Youth House
Northeastern Pennsylvania
$25,000 operating grant to support the social distancing of youth with hotel stays, as well as overtime for additional staff needed

National

National

Total of $100,000 in emergency grants

Claims Conference
Throughout the United States
$50,000 operating grant to support food and emergency supplies for homebound Holocaust survivors 

The Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies (NJHSA)
Throughout the United States
$50,000 operating grant to support this organization’s direct services agencies with best practices, information and resources, professional development, and other support

Phase 2 Grants

The Weinberg Foundation has committed an additional $6.5 million in emergency grant funding to nonprofits in all of its priority communities as part of the Foundation’s Phase 2 response to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

You can learn more about Phase 2 of the Foundation’s COVID-19 emergency response here.

AHC Greater Baltimore
Baltimore
$15,000 operating grant to support the distribution of food and other essential items for residents 

Alameda County Community Food Bank
San Francisco
$50,000 operating grant to support additional food distribution for residents 

Aloha Harvest
Hawaiʻi
$100,000 operating grant to support community partnerships that provide individuals with access to healthy and nutritious food

Aloha United Way
Hawaiʻi
$100,000 operating grant to support the coordination and provision of emergency assistance services for households at-risk of losing their home and/or utility services

Asylee Women Enterprise 
Baltimore
$10,000 operating grant to support essential services for immigrants and their families 

Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare
Baltimore
$30,000 operating grant to support the training of residents as community health workers and contact tracers with the goal of stopping chains of transmission while providing sustainable employment opportunities 

The Baltimore Station
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support veterans who are working to overcome obstacles regaining self-sufficiency 

Behavioral Health Leadership Institute
Baltimore
$15,000 operating grant to support the increased demand for mental health services in the community  

Bon Secours of Maryland Foundation
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support the distribution of food and other essential items for residents 

Breaking Ground
New York City
$150,000 operating grant to support the immediate needs of tenants and staff located at 24 residential sites serving individuals with disabilities and other vulnerabilities 

CASA de Maryland
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support food delivery and case management for immigrant households who are unable to access CARES Act relief 

CASH Campaign of Maryland 
Baltimore
$10,000 operating grant to support financial education and coaching for residents, as well as screening for public benefits 

Catherine’s Family and Youth Services
Baltimore
$10,000 operating grant to support the distribution of food and other essential items and to provide tutoring and academic support for youth participating in this organization’s out-of-school time program 

Charm City Care Connection 
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support this organization’s work serving individuals experiencing homelessness 

Chicago Community Trust
Chicago
$75,000 program grant to support the Chicago Education Equity COVID-19 Response Fund with the goal of addressing the medium and long-term challenges within the education system 

Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation
Baltimore
$20,000 operating grant to provide rent payment deferrals and other essential services for residents 

Dayspring Programs
Baltimore 
$25,000 operating grant to support a range of housing and supportive services for families 

Digital Harbor Foundation
Baltimore
$50,000 program grant to support the Digital Equity Initiative, a collaborative of more than 50 partners working to ensure Baltimore City Public Schools students, adult learners, and workforce development program participants can continue learning digitally 

Educational Alliance
New York City
$50,000 program grant to support Project ORE, an organization that is providing emergency food, counseling, case management, and other supportive services for isolated older adults 

Esperanza Health Center 
Chicago
$25,000 operating grant to support the emergency response of this Federally Qualified Health Center, which includes extensive testing, contact tracing, telemedicine, and financial assistance 

Family Crisis Center of Baltimore
Baltimore
$20,000 operating grant to help families move forward from domestic violence by connecting them to the necessary resources and support 

Family Support Services of West Hawaii 
Hawaii
$30,000 program grant to support children and families at-risk for abuse or neglect by connecting them with behavioral health, peer support, and positive activities that promote family stability  

Fuel Fund of Maryland
Baltimore
$20,000 operating grant to support utility assistance for older adults and single parent households 

Fusion Partnerships
Baltimore
$25,000 program grant to support Mera Kitchen Collective’s community meals program that distributes hot meals for residents 

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Chicago
$50,000 program grant to support the Agency Fund that is providing targeted assistance to organizations within the food distribution network 

Hawaiʻi Investment Ready
Hawaiʻi
$10,000 operating grant to support Kukulu’s work to improve real-time response and community resilience

HealthCare Access Maryland
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support this organization’s ability to continue serving clients by connecting them with essential health services 

Helping Up Mission
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support food distribution and other emergency services for residents, including those experiencing addiction 

Humanim
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support the distribution of meals and other essential items for residents 

Itineris Foundation
Baltimore
$20,000 operating grant to support social distancing accommodations and other health precautions for this organization working to provide customized job opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Ka Hale A Ke Ola
Hawaiʻi
$50,000 operating grant to support efforts to prevent homelessness and connect people experiencing housing insecurity to permanent housing on the island of Maui

Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services
Hawaiʻi
$50,000 operating grant to support the health, food security, and well-being of homebound older adult patients at this Federally Qualified Health Center

Kupuna Food Security Coalition
Hawaiʻi
$100,000 operating grant to support food security and meal delivery for at-risk older adults

Living Classrooms Foundation
Baltimore
$15,000 operating grant to support the distribution of food and other essential items for residents 

Manna House
Baltimore
$20,000 operating grant to support meal and grocery delivery for homebound individuals, including older adults 

Maryland Family Network
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support the distribution of food and other essential items for families with young children 

Maryland Philanthropy Network
Baltimore
$20,000 program grant to support the Baltimore Neighbors Network as they respond to the rising behavioral health needs of older adults 

MDRC
Baltimore
$50,000 program grant to support emergency resources for Housing Authority residents, including trauma counseling and workforce coaching for participants of the MyGoals program 

Meals on Wheels of San Francisco
San Francisco
$50,000 operating grant to support meal distribution for older adults, adults with disabilities, and other homebound individuals 

Next One Up Foundation
Baltimore
$10,000 operating grant to provide food and other essential items for members of this organization’s program 

Pacific American Foundation
Hawaii
$50,000 program grant to help students, kindergarten through grade 12, and their families bridge the learning gap created by distance learning 

Project Open Hand
San Francisco
$50,000 capital grant to support the purchase of additional food storage equipment, which will help meet the demand of food and meal delivery for older adults

Red Hook Initiative 
New York City
$50,000 program grant to support a summer youth employment program focused on youth and community development  

San Francisco and Marin Food Bank
San Francisco
$50,000 operating grant to support additional food distribution for residents 

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
San Francisco
$50,000 operating grant to support additional food distribution for residents

Soccer Without Borders
Baltimore
$10,000 operating grant to support food delivery and coping services for refuge and immigrant youth 

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to provide essential services, including food and shelter 

TurnAround
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support this organization’s work helping survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking 

Volunteers of America – Chesapeake 
Baltimore
$20,000 operating grant to support expanded delivery of residential rehabilitative services for adults with mental health illnesses 

Wide Angle Youth Media
Baltimore
$10,000 operating grant to support emergency assistance and employment opportunities for older youth

Women’s Housing Coalition
Baltimore
$25,000 operating grant to support this organization’s delivery of emergency services for formerly homeless individuals and families