How to Apply

Please note: Whether you plan to apply through the Regular Grants Process or the Small Grants Program, you will begin your application via the Foundation’s online application portal. If your organization is based in Baltimore City and has an operating budget of $500,000 or below, it may be best for you to apply through the Baltimore City Community Grants Program. This program has a separate application process.

Letter of Inquiry (LOI)

The Weinberg Foundation accepts Letters of Inquiry (LOI) throughout the year. Before submitting an LOI, you should discuss you proposed project with the appropriate member of the Foundation’s program team. The LOI should provide the name of the program team member with whom you have discussed this project.

While the Foundation is pleased to provide a Hebrew section on its website, all LOI and grant applications must be in English. Thank you for your understanding.

Effective immediately, the Foundation is implementing an online application process for all capital, program, and operating grant requests with the exception of the Baltimore City Community Grants Program. To find out if you are eligible to apply, click the link below, and follow the instructions provided. You can save and return to your LOI application at any time using the link that will be emailed to you upon accessing the application portal. This specific link will direct you to your account and saved application.

Within 30 days*

Grant applicant will receive confirmation from the online portal that they submitted their completed LOI.

Within 60 days*

Grant applicant will either be invited to submit a full grant proposal or will receive notification that the LOI was declined. If your LOI has been submitted, reviewed, and approved, you will receive a link to the full grant application.

Full Grant Proposal Due

Within 60 days* from invitation to submittal

The full grant proposal should include a project description and narrative, project and organizational budget, audited financial statements and 990s for the past two fiscal years, annual report, board list, and resumes of key staff. Capital grant requests should also include value engineered plans or a signed building contract, a list of all pledged and pending funding for the capital project, and a capital data sheet.

Review of Grant Proposal

Within 120 days* of submission

The program team member for each strategy typically communicates with the grant applicant regarding specific questions. He/she will also secure external opinions about the grant proposal before review by the Foundation’s Program Committee, including the trustees who make the final funding decisions. The program team member will make every effort to keep the applicant informed about the review process.

Grant Decision Made and Communicated

Within 180 days* of submission

Organizations who are awarded a grant from the Foundation will receive an email of congratulations which also begins the contract phase of the process. If the award is an operating or program grant without any challenge component, the first or full installment will be issued approximately one month after the signed contract is received, unless there are other specific requirements.

After 1 year

The grantee will submit an annual evaluation report and will continue to respond to the specific requirements of the signed grant agreement.

*Typical time frame, actual grant process may vary

Organizations whose requests are not funded will be notified via email.