The Library Project is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the Weinberg Foundation has redesigned the Library Project website to better capture the exciting growth and accomplishments of this collaborative initiative.
Weinberg grantee Baltimore Safe Haven is partnering with the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services to develop a transitional housing project for LGBTQ youth—one of four youth homelessness initiatives in Baltimore started with federal funds. This partnership will provide seven housing units for up to 25 people annually, specifically for transgender youth, and others, experiencing homelessness, […]
The Weinberg Foundation recently approved more than 35 grants totaling $19 million 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 […]
Baltimore’s YouthWorks program welcomed some participants back to in-person jobs this summer after the COVID-19 pandemic pivoted the program to remote work last year. The program, which ran from the end of June through mid-August, offers summer employment to young adults, ages 14 to 21. Job placements included neighborhood cleanup and urban farming. The Weinberg […]
Across Hawai‘i, an estimated 30 percent of people released from the prison system exit to homelessness. This data is particularly relevant given the population reduction in Hawai‘i’s correctional facilities that occurred throughout the pandemic. One partnership between two Maui nonprofits—Maui Economic Opportunity and Ka Hale A Ke Ola—went above and beyond in the last year […]
The Jews of Color Initiative (JOCI) recently released the findings of its latest research study—Beyond the Count: Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Jews of Color. The study was conducted by a multiracial research team housed at Stanford University. More than 1,100 Jews of Color completed the survey, and 61 were randomly selected for an in-depth […]
November 17, 2021 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. EST This online gathering is invitation-only! RSVP to confirm your participation at hjweinbergfoundation.org/gathering. Everyone who RSVPs will receive a special “thank you” from the Foundation! The possibility of any in-person attendance will not be decided until much closer to the event. Even if some level of attendance becomes […]
In the April Hawai‘i e-news, we shared how a $500,000 capital grant to Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, provided the 20 percent match necessary for the Hawai‘i State Library System to access federal funds to upgrade IT and internet capacity in libraries throughout rural and low-income communities. That commitment has provided the building blocks […]
The Weinberg Foundation recently approved $2 million in Hawai‘i-specific 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. […]
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