Shalom from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation!

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, is excited to announce a new e-news just for its stakeholders and friends in Israel! This e-news will include significant Foundation initiatives and grants in Israel, as well as other important news. Beginning in 2023, we will distribute this newsletter quarterly.

The Weinberg Foundation is dedicated to meeting the basic needs of people experiencing poverty. In 2022, the Foundation expects to provide approximately $150 million in total grant activity, across the United States and within Israel, supporting nonprofits that provide direct services in the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services. Grants support organizations that serve a range of populations, including older adults, women at risk, people with disabilities, and veterans, as well as the Jewish community.

Israel is one of seven priority communities where the Foundation administers the majority of its funding. These communities represent personal ties to the life and legacy of Harry Weinberg, as well as locations where Weinberg Foundation trustees reside and provide leadership. Today, the Foundation invests approximately $18 million annually in nonprofits in Israel that provide direct services in the following three areas—Aging in Community, Jobs, and Women at Risk:

  • Aging in Community: As in the United States, the Foundation supports projects that enable older adults to age independently, within their communities, and with maximum quality of life.
  • Jobs: The Foundation supports nonacademic, technical training programs leading to economic independence. Projects may serve a range of populations, including but not limited to Israeli-Arab citizens, the Haredi or ultra-Orthodox population, Ethiopian Israelis, women at risk, older adults, and adults with disabilities.
  • Women at Risk: The Foundation supports organizations and programs that meet the needs of women who experience homelessness or unstable employment, are survivors of domestic violence and other forms of abuse, or are transitioning from sex work.

These areas align with the Foundation’s funding priorities under Housing, Health, and Jobs. Please note that the Foundation does not fund in the area of education in Israel, nor does it support hospitals, higher education, or advocacy. You can learn more about the Foundation’s grants serving the Jewish community both in Israel and the United States here.

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