More than $13 million in recent grants announced

The Weinberg Foundation recently approved more than $13 million in grants that span its five focus areas, including support for housing for older adults and people experiencing homelessness; health services; job training; professional development for educators; and nonprofits that serve the Jewish community.

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.

CJE SeniorLife
Chicago, IL
$300,000 capital grant to support the renovations of residential buildings, as well as an adult care center for older adults.

Corporation for Supportive Housing
Throughout the United States
$300,000 program grant to support this organization’s engagement in the Foundation’s homelessness grantmaking strategy and to support field-building activities in Baltimore and Hawai’i.

Covenant Place Foundation
St. Louis, MO
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the renovation of affordable housing units, as well as the construction of additional housing units for older adults within the larger Jewish community campus.

Domestic Violence Action Center
Honolulu, HI
$240,000 capital grant to support this organization’s expansion, including the completion of Hale Wahine—permanent supportive housing for families of survivors of domestic violence.

Gulf Coast Housing
New Orleans, LA
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the development of accessible, affordable housing for LGBTQ older adults.

HOPE Services Hawai’i
Hawai’i Island, HI
$400,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which works to leverage Medicaid funding for community-based health services with the goal of strengthening connections to housing for people experiencing homelessness.

Housing Accelerator Fund
San Francisco, CA
$3,000,000 capital grant to support work to accelerate the creation of permanent supportive housing units.

Springboard Community Services
Baltimore, MD
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides housing support, mental health services, financial assistance, and other wraparound services.

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.

Aiding Women from Abuse and Rape Emergencies (AWARE)
Juneau, AK
$350,000 capital grant to support the renovation of an existing facility into housing for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Family Rescue
Chicago, IL
$60,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides comprehensive services, including shelter and prevention education for those escaping domestic violence, as well as survivors of domestic violence.

Maryland Food Bank
Baltimore, MD
$750,000 capital grant to support the expansion of this organization’s headquarters with the goal of increasing comprehensive services and supports for those receiving food access.

Maternal and Family Health Services
Scranton, PA
$1,000,000 ($600,000/$400,000) capital/operating grant to support the expansion, relocation, and general operations of the Circle of Care health clinic with the goal of increasing access to essential and preventative health services for women, children, and families.

Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence
Easton, MD
$50,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides comprehensive services for those escaping domestic violence.

Scranton Primary Health Care Center
Scranton, PA
$600,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a Federally Qualified Health Center, which will expand this organization’s existing dental clinic, as well as add a behavioral health department and increase accessibility.

VIP Community Services
New York City
$200,000 capital grant to support the development of a community dental clinic, which will provide a range of comprehensive oral health care services.

Waikiki Community Center
Honolulu, HI
$100,000 capital grant to support renovations at this organization’s primary facility by leveraging state funding with the goal of increasing building and program access for older adults and people with disabilities.

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. 

Association House of Chicago
Chicago, IL
$80,000 program grant to support the BankWork$ program, which trains individuals for careers in the financial industry, including helping them achieve the American Bankers Association Universal Banking certificate.

New York Community Trust
New York City
$100,000 program grant to support the New York City Workforce Funders Collaborative, which develops projects that test innovations or provide management assistance for nonprofits preparing New Yorkers for employment.

STRIVE International
New York City
$120,000 capital grant to support technology upgrades for this organization, which provides comprehensive job training and career development services.

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.

Middle Grades Partnership
Baltimore, MD
$200,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides summer and after-school programs designed to improve educational outcomes and personal development, as well as increase acceptance of middle school youth into the high schools of their choice.

New Leaders
Baltimore, MD
$100,000 operating grant to support the Aspiring Principals Pathway program, which prepares teachers, principals, and other school administrators to advance academic achievement for students in Baltimore City Public Schools.

Ramapo for Children
New York City
$50,000 operating grant to support the implementation of a technology platform, which will allow community organizations to provide virtual services.

Urban Teachers
Baltimore, MD
$800,000 program grant to support the recruitment, preparation, coaching, and ongoing development and support of diverse, effective educators for Baltimore City Public Schools.

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.

GreenLight
Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA
$250,000 program grant to support the replication of direct services programs proven to have significant, measurable impact for children and families.

Hawai’i Community Lending
Throughout Hawai’i
$500,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides financial counseling and low-interest loans with the goal of helping families build credit, afford housing opportunities, and achieve economic stability.

Israel Gay Youth (IGY)
Tel Aviv, Israel
$450,000 operating grant to support the flagship socio-educational programs offered in youth clubs and drop-in centers, as well as opening new groups for the Arab-speaking Jewish and Haredi populations.

Jewish Funders Network
Throughout the United States
$310,000 program grant to support the analysis of diverse experiences with poverty within the Jewish community, including a survey of more than 1,000 individuals and in-depth interviews with 50 of the survey respondents. This analysis will be led by Dr. Ilana Horowitz and Rosov Consulting.

National Council of Jewish Women
Throughout the United States
$50,000 program grant to support this organization’s efforts to combat antisemitism through partnership development and relationship building with other community-based organizations.

Otot
Jerusalem, Israel
$450,000 operating grant to support members of the LGBTQ community with emergency and temporary housing, as well as additional wraparound services.

The Shalom Hartman Institute
New York City
$350,000 program grant to support the launch of two leadership cohorts with the goal of building lasting relationships between Black and Jewish leaders residing in the same region.

Tel Aviv LGBTQ Center
Tel Aviv, Israel
$350,000 capital grant to support the construction of a new hub and drop-in center for LGBTQ individuals that will provide access to employment trainings, group therapy, and culturally appropriate medical services in a safe, communal space.

Union for Reform Judaism
Throughout the United States
$120,000 program grant to support a cohort-based program for nonprofits to develop unique projects focused on building awareness, education, and community engagement related to antisemitism.

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