The Weinberg Foundation is committed to grantmaking that makes a difference in the lives of people experiencing poverty.
In this video, we highlight recent accomplishments from our work with grantees and partners across the United States and in Israel in the Foundation’s focus areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services:
The video features several Foundation grantees sharing a few words about the significance of their work and what it means to them:
- Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae is a community in rural Oʻahu led by and for individuals without housing. By 2025, the community aims to provide permanent housing and locally grown food for 200 residents, most of whom identify as Native Hawaiian. This year, Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae is completing construction on the first 16 units and a communal gathering space on the property.
- Civic Works is home to the Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) program. The program offers home modifications and repairs along with other services to older adults in Baltimore City, assisting them with remaining independent and in their homes. HUBS serves more than 300 individuals annually.
- Met Council is dedicated to fighting poverty, especially in New York City’s Jewish community, through case management, services for older adults, housing programs, and a wide range of other support. The organization maintains a network of food pantries that include kosher and halal options to communities throughout the city. Between 2020 and 2022, Met Council distributed nearly 8 million pounds of food and expanded the number of digital pantries in the area from seven to 12. Its kosher food pantry provides emergency food for over 300,000 New Yorkers each year.
- Outreach – Center for Community Resources aims to help individuals and families in Northeastern Pennsylvania achieve financial stability and self-sufficiency, including providing services for people who have been involved in the justice system and face barriers to employment. From July 2022 through June 2023, Outreach provided employment and training services to about 500 individuals, and almost 80% of those eligible for employment secured a job.
- Spark* SF Public Schools aims to ensure every child in the San Francisco Unified School District receives a quality, equitable education. The organization’s Mission Bay Hub project — a state-of-the-art facility at San Francisco’s Mission Bay School — supports high school students in entering the health and life sciences, emphasizing experiential learning, student input, and the development of essential workforce skills. The project seeks to create paths into these fields for students of color in low-income families, who are significantly underrepresented in the life sciences and biotechnology industries.
- The Aguda brings together LGBTQ organizations, grassroots movements, and communities in Israel committed to advancing the well-being and rights of LGBTQ individuals. The organization offers comprehensive support services, including job training, educational programs for youth, and leadership development for CEOs.