More than $10 million in recent grants announced

The Weinberg Foundation recently approved more than $10 million in grants supporting the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services.

Housing

Stable housing provides a foundation for individuals, children, and families to lead healthy and productive lives. Without housing, people are unable to focus on education, employment, health care, and meeting other basic needs.

Bowery Residents Committee
New York City
$1,000,000 capital grant to support The Way Home Fund, an initiative working to advance the development of affordable and supportive housing. https://www.brc.org/

Cathedral Square Corporation
South Hero, VT
$180,000 capital grant to support the construction of Bayview Crossing, an affordable housing community designed to promote wellness for older adults using the Services and Supports at Home (SASH) model. https://cathedralsquare.org/  

Homeless Prenatal Program
San Francisco, CA
$200,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides crisis intervention, long-term case management, prenatal and parenting support, housing assistance, and mental health services for families. http://www.homelessprenatal.org/

ReBUILD Metro
Baltimore, MD
$500,000 capital grant to support the Homeownership Works project, which will convert vacant, abandoned houses into homes that will be sold to low- and moderate-income homeowners in Johnston Square, as part of a neighborhood redevelopment effort. https://rebuildmetro.com/

Health

Good health is essential to help people move and remain out of poverty. Poor physical or mental health can prevent or complicate the pursuit of education, employment, and other opportunities for economic mobility.

Community Assistance Network
Baltimore County, MD
$400,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s food pantry, outreach offices, and supportive housing facility. https://www.canconnects.org/

First Fruits Farm
Freeland, MD
$300,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a packaging and distribution facility with the goal of expanding services to more people, while managing increased demand and production. https://www.firstfruitsfarm.org/

Hawaiʻi Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice
Throughout Hawaiʻi 
$50,000 program grant to support the evaluation of sustainably funding a “food as medicine” model in Hawaiʻi that will inform the Foundation’s rural strategic grantmaking and open new opportunities to increase federal funding for healthy food access. https://hiappleseed.org/

Hopewest
Grand Junction, CO
$500,000 capital grant to support the completion of a PACE (Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Center, which will provide comprehensive health care services for older adults. https://www.hopewestco.org/

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
Throughout the United States
$480,000 program grant to support six local agencies in providing person-centered, trauma informed (PCTI) care for Holocaust survivors, other older adults with a history of trauma, and their caregivers. https://www.jewishfederations.org/

Jobs

Employment provides the best opportunity for personal success and financial security. Quality training programs that lead to employment enable individuals and families to achieve economic stability. 

Aspire of Illinois
Chicago, IL
$500,000 program grant to support the expansion of this organization’s Community Employment program, which provides job-readiness training, job placements, and on-the-job support for people with disabilities. https://aspirechicago.com/

City Incite
Chicago, IL
$100,000 Small Grant (program) to support Building Up Important Lives and Dreams (BUILD), a job training program for youth, ages 16 to 24, focused on construction trades. https://cityincite.org/

Education

Education can help break the cycle of poverty. Providing at-risk children and youth with academic opportunities helps prepare them for a stable and productive future. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting organizations that provide or supplement a high-quality education from kindergarten through high school.

Soccer Without Borders
Baltimore, MD
$100,000 Small Grant (operating) to support the general operations of this organization, which uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth with skills to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. https://www.soccerwithoutborders.org/

Soccer Without Borders
Baltimore, MD
$75,000 capital grant to support the purchase of a building, which will allow this organization to expand programming and provide additional community and office space. https://www.soccerwithoutborders.org/

Community Services

The Foundation recognizes that certain service providers operate multiple programs that meet a range of needs and therefore incorporate many of the Foundation’s focus areas. Organizations that provide services bridging the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, and Education may be eligible for a Community Services grant. The Foundation is also engaged in a range of proactive strategic initiatives focused on addressing Jewish poverty on a national scale, as well as strengthening the Jewish nonprofit sector at-large.

Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library
Baltimore County, MD
$100,000 capital grant to support the purchase and buildout of a mobile library vehicle, which will provide children with access to technology, homework assistance, and learning activities with the goal of improving outcomes in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. https://www.foundationforbcpl.org/

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
Throughout the United States
$355,000 program grant to support the expansion of this organization’s research benchmarking initiative—which focuses on improving available research within local Jewish communities relating to Jewish poverty, Jews of Color, and LGBTQ individuals within the Jewish community—to five additional cities. https://www.jewishfederations.org/

Luminus Network for New Americans
Columbia, MD
$100,000 program grant to support the Afghan Alliance of Maryland, which will coordinate resettlement agencies, community providers, and volunteers to collectively meet the needs of Afghan refugees arriving in Maryland to escape persecution. https://www.beluminus.org/

Non-Profit Technology Enterprise Network
Throughout the United States
$5,000,000/$700,000 capital/program grant to support a new initiative to upgrade the information technology systems for Jewish nonprofits, which will enhance direct services and organizational infrastructure. https://www.nten.org/

Urban Strategies
Baltimore, MD
$300,000 program grant to support case management and supportive services for families with children in the Central Baltimore neighborhoods of Midway, Barclay, and Greenmount West. https://urbanstrategiesinc.org/

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