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.

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake
Baltimore, MD
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the renovation and construction of 20 energy-efficient, affordable homes for families in the Milton-Montford and Pen Lucy neighborhoods. https://www.habitatchesapeake.org/

YWCA Evanston North Shore
Chicago, IL
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the construction of the Domestic Violence Family Support Center, which provides housing and support services for women and children escaping violence. https://www.ywca-ens.org/

Valley Youth House
Bethlehem, PA
$400,000 program grant to support this organization’s Rapid Re-Housing program that works to ensure youth have the skills and resources necessary to sustain stable housing and engage as stable community members. https://www.valleyyouthhouse.org/

Family Recovery Program
Baltimore, MD
$300,000 capital grant to support the renovation of five single-family rowhomes through this organization’s Monarch View project, which will provide supportive housing for families. https://frp-inc.org/

La Casa Norte
Chicago, IL
$250,000 capital grant to support the construction of this organization’s community and housing center, which provides supportive housing, as well as nutrition, drop-in, and health centers for youth and families. http://www.lacasanorte.org/

All Chicago Making Homelessness History
Chicago, IL
$120,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which coordinates efforts to end homelessness across the City and manages an emergency fund focused on homelessness prevention. https://allchicago.org/

Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
Baltimore, MD
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which works to increase the construction of healthy and energy efficient homes for families. https://www.greenandhealthyhomes.org/

Helping Hands Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, HI
$50,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides emergency assistance, including eviction prevention, access to household necessities, help applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, and more. http://helpinghandshawaii.org/

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.

Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale
Throughout the United States
$1,225,000 program grant to support the expansion and replication of this organization’s Center for Elder Justice, which provides shelter, counseling, and legal services for older adults who have experienced abuse. https://www.riverspringhealth.org/hebrew-home/

Women’s Crisis Shelter
Haifa, Israel
$950,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a building for this organization that provides safe shelter, counseling, and other support services for women escaping domestic violence, as well as their children. http://www.hwcs.org.il/index.asp?DBID=1&LNGID=1

Lrefuah Medical and Rehabilitation Center
New York, NY
$600,000 capital grant to support the construction of this organization’s dental clinic with the goal of expanding affordable care for children and adults.

Aging Care Connections
La Grange, IL
$500,000 program grant to support the Bridge model of transitional care and the Ambulatory Integration of the Medical and Social (AIMS) model, both of which provide comprehensive supports for older adults who have experienced a medical event with the goal of preventing rehospitalization and promoting aging in place. https://www.agingcareconnections.org/

Institute on Aging
San Francisco, CA
$500,000 capital grant to support the construction of this organization’s Dementia Enrichment Center, which will work to advance best practices in dementia care while allowing more older adults with dementia to age in community with maximum quality of life. https://www.ioaging.org/

Safe Horizon
New York, NY
$450,000 program grant to support this organization’s Streetwork Project that provides a range of trauma services including food, medical care, and emergency shelter for young people in crisis. https://www.safehorizon.org/

Civic Works
Baltimore, MD
$400,000 program grant to support the expansion of this organization’s food access program, which provides older adults with access to fresh, local food, as well as nutrition education workshops and food production activities at nearby farms. http://civicworks.com/

Maui Youth and Family Services
Maui County, HI
$400,000 capital grant to support the construction of the Coordinated Services and Training Center with the goal of increasing the capacity of this organization, and its two partner agencies, to provide behavioral health care. https://myfs.org/

CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
$360,000 program grant to support the expansion of this organization’s Supportive Community Network with the goal of helping older adults age in community with maximum quality of life. https://chaibaltimore.org/

Corporation for Supportive Housing
Baltimore, MD and Chicago, IL
$350,000 program grant to support the implementation of this organization’s Healthy Aging in Place initiative, which trains service providers who work with older adults with disabilities how to promote healthy aging and independence. https://www.csh.org/

Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
Baltimore, MD
$325,000 program grant to support this organization’s home delivered meal program that provides two nutritious meals each day for older adults. https://www.mealsonwheelsmd.org/

Hearing and Speech Agency of Metropolitan Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
$300,000 program grant to support the Hearing Health Collaborative—a partnership among Hearing and Speech Agency, Access HEARS, and Baltimore City Health Department—that works to address hearing loss, social isolation, and related health challenges among older adults in the City through an integrated system of client identification and service delivery. https://www.hasa.org/

Lakeview Pantry
Chicago, IL
$300,000 capital grant to support the construction of this organization’s new warehouse (the hub), which will implement a “hub and spoke” model for addressing food insecurity. https://www.lakeviewpantry.org/

National PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Association
Throughout the United States
$300,000 program grant to support PACE 2.0, a program that expands comprehensive, fully integrated medical care and long-term support services with the goal of serving more older adults nationwide. https://www.npaonline.org/

House of Ruth Maryland
Baltimore, MD
$200,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides programs and services for those escaping domestic violence, including emergency shelter, legal representation, counseling, intervention, and community support. https://hruth.org/

Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale
Bronx, NY
$150,000 capital grant to support the renovation of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice with the goal of expanding service delivery for survivors of elder abuse. https://www.riverspringhealth.org/hebrew-home/

Search and Care
New York, NY
$130,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides comprehensive case management, including benefits access, transportation, social isolation prevention, and financial education for older adults with the goal of helping them age in community. https://www.searchandcare.org/

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center
Chicago, IL
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement, family advocates, and medical and mental health clinicians for children experiencing trauma and/or abuse. https://www.chicagocac.org/

Domestic Violence Action Center
Honolulu, HI
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides outreach programs, legal services, and case coordination for survivors of intimate partner violence and their families. https://www.thehotline.org/

First Fruits Farm
Freeland, MD
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides fresh produce for distribution to food-insecure individuals and families through regional and local networks. https://www.firstfruitsfarm.org/

ElderHelp of San Diego
Baltimore, MD and San Diego, CA
$50,000 program grant to support the Concierge Club with the goal of helping older adults age in their communities with maximum independence and quality of life. https://www.elderhelpofsandiego.org/

Schuylkill Women in Crisis
Pottsville, PA
$50,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides a crisis hotline, as well as shelter and counseling services for individuals and families affected by domestic and sexual violence. https://www.s-wic.org/

United Neighborhood Houses of New York
New York, NY
$50,000 program grant to support the replication of the Institute for Empowered Aging program at four community service centers with the goal of creating opportunities for older adults to find meaningful community engagement and prevent social isolation. https://www.unhny.org/

NAMI Maryland
Columbia, MD
$40,000 program grant to support NAMI Homefront, a program for family members and friends of those living with mental illness that works to improve their coping and problem-solving skills. http://namimd.org/
Rural Health Corporation of North Eastern Pennsylvania
Wilkes-Barre, PA
$25,000 capital grant to support the purchase of new medical examination tables that will replace outdated and unsafe equipment. https://www.rhcnepa.com/

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. 

CASH Campaign of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
$500,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides free income tax return services and asset-building activities, including financial education and coaching. http://cashmd.org/

Center for Urban Families
Baltimore, MD
$500,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which works to strengthen urban communities by helping fathers and families achieve stability and economic success. https://www.cfuf.org/

Kupu
Honolulu, HI
$500,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides work-based learning opportunities for youth, ages 16 to 24, who are not enrolled in school and/or are unemployed. https://www.kupuhawaii.org/

The Arc of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA
$350,000 program grant to support this organization’s Arc Discovery Employment Transitions (ADEPT) program, which prepares and helps integrate youth with disabilities into their communities. https://thearcpa.org/

The HOPE Program
New York, NY
$350,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which helps individuals become self-sufficient by providing them with comprehensive training, paid work experience, and career advancement services in the green energy, infrastructure, and maintenance sectors. https://www.thehopeprogram.org/

Chicago Horticultural Society
Chicago, IL
$300,000 program grant to support the Windy City Harvest, a program that provides job training and placement in the agricultural industry, as well as access to healthy produce. https://www.chicagobotanic.org/info/chicago_horticultural_society

Nontraditional Employment for Women
New York, NY
$300,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which prepares, trains, and places women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades. https://www.new-nyc.org/

Tsofen
Nazareth, Israel
$300,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides job-training and placement services within the high-tech industry for Israeli-Arabs. http://www.tsofen.org/

Vehicles for Change
Baltimore, MD
$270,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides job training in the automotive industry, as well as vehicles for work, with the goal of helping individuals reach self-sufficiency. https://www.vehiclesforchange.org/

Civic Works
Baltimore, MD
$250,000 program grant to support this organization’s Baltimore Center for Sustainable Careers that provides residents from historically marginalized communities with the skills, certifications, and technical experience necessary to secure careers in the environmental construction industry. http://civicworks.com/

ENOSH – The Israeli Mental Health Association
Afula, Israel
$240,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s Afula branch, in the northern district of Israel, with the goal of expanding job-training and placement programs for people with mental illness. https://www.enosh.org.il/en/service/enosh-the-israeli-mental-health-association/

Marimed Foundation for Island Healthcare Training
Kaneohe, HI
$200,000 program grant to support the expansion of the Maritime Careers Exploration and Placement program, which will increase access to maritime job training and placement for adults in rural communities. http://marimed.org/

NPower
Baltimore, MD; Detroit, MI; and Newark, NJ
$180,000 capital grant to support classroom improvements at three of this organization’s sites, which work to prepare young adults and veterans to enter the field of information technology. https://www.npower.org/

Caroline Friess Center
Baltimore, MD
$150,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides career and life-skills training for women pursuing careers in the health care field. https://caroline-center.org/

Code Nation
New York, NY
$150,000 program grant to support this organization’s after-school program that teaches youth computer programming skills in tandem with professional development in a corporate setting. https://codenation.org/

EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute
Cleveland, OH
$150,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s bakery and training center with the goal of expanding a culinary and hospitality training program. https://edwinsrestaurant.org/

Her Academy
Tel Aviv, Israel
$110,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides job training and placement, in a range of industries, for women escaping sexual exploitation. https://theheracademy.org/

National Able Network
Chicago, IL
$100,000 program grant to support this organization’s IT Career Lab, a program that provides students with blended in-classroom and hands-on instruction, personalized career coaching, and job-search assistance. https://www.nationalable.org/

New York Community Trust
New York, NY
$100,000 program grant to support the New York City Workforce Funders efforts to identify gaps in workforce development, help job seekers build skills that will prepare them for sustainable employment, and increase public and private investment in workforce development policies and programs. https://www.nycommunitytrust.org/

Maryland Philanthropy Network
Baltimore, MD
$50,000 program grant to support the development and management of an integrated data system that will allow workforce organizations to track and measure data needed for the City to improve outcomes for working residents. https://www.marylandphilanthropy.org/

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Throughout Israel
$40,000 program grant to support the Haredi Employment Coalition, a partnership of funders that strives to strengthen the field of Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) employment training by working with employers on broadening the scope and quality of job-training and placement programs. https://www.jdc.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.

Salvadori Center
New York, NY and Scranton, PA
$900,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming for students, as well as professional development for teachers. https://salvadori.org/wordpress/

Urban Teachers
Baltimore, MD
$800,000 program grant to support this organization’s four-year teacher preparation program that recruits qualified college graduates to earn a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, while teaching in an urban school district. https://urbanteachers.org/

Young Audiences of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
$800,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s new building (to be shared with Code in the Schools) to create additional office and program space with the goal of expanding out-of-school time programs, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education, and college and career preparedness. https://www.yamd.org/

Teach for America – Hawai‘i
Throughout Hawai‘i
$600,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which will strengthen summer school offerings for public school students in a rural area and increase the number of homegrown teachers in Hawaiʻi’s Title I public schools. https://www.teachforamerica.org/where-we-work/hawaii

Thread
Baltimore, MD
$600,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides intensive mentoring services for high school students experiencing barriers to learning both in and out of the classroom. https://www.thread.org/

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep
Waukegan, IL
$500,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this high school to create additional space for meetings, as well as classrooms for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning. https://www.cristoreystmartin.org/

Consortium for Hawai‘i Ecological Engineering Education
Kau, HI
$350,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides science and math tutoring, as well as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs for middle school students.

It Takes a Village to Help Our Children
Crisfield, MD
$350,000 capital grant to support the construction of a facility providing out-of-school time academic and enrichment programs for at-risk youth. https://www.facebook.com/ITAV2HOC/

Saga Innovations
Chicago, IL
$300,000 program grant to support this organization’s math lab that provides intensive, personalized tutoring with the goal of enhancing algebra instruction for students in ninth grade. https://www.sagaeducation.org/

Green Street Academy
Baltimore, MD
$250,000 capital grant to support the construction of this organization’s Innovation Center, which will allow for an increase in student collaboration and hands-on learning in multiple career pathways. http://greenstreetacademy.org/

Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Scranton, PA
$225,000 program grant to support the Friends of the Poor Camp Connections program, which provides summer and after-school, theme-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) instruction for youth. http://www.sistersofihm.org/

Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
$200,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides after-school and summer programs focusing on academic success, character development, and healthy habits for youth, ages six to 18. https://www.bgcmetrobaltimore.org/

New Leaders
Baltimore, MD
$200,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which works to develop school leaders and a “principal pipeline” for Baltimore City Public Schools. https://newleaders.org/

Baltimore SquashWise
Baltimore, MD
$155,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which works with middle and high school students to support their education, health, wellness, and college/career goals, while introducing them to the sport of squash. https://baltimoresquashwise.org/

Young Audiences of Maryland
Baltimore, MD
$125,000 program grant to support this organization’s Summer Arts and Learning Academy, a five-week program that provides learning opportunities for students, pre-kindergarten through grade five. https://www.yamd.org/

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Baltimore, MD
$120,000 program grant to support this organization’s Pathways to Post-Secondary Success program with the goal of strengthening the high school’s career-preparedness work, including increasing the number of internships available to students. https://www.cristoreybalt.org/home/36136

BellXcel
Baltimore, MD
$100,000 program grant to support this organization’s out-of-school time program that blends academic and enrichment activities for students, kindergarten through grade 12. https://www.bellxcel.org/

Higher Achievement Program
Baltimore, MD
$100,000 program grant to support an after-school program for middle school students with the goal of better preparing them for high school and college. https://higherachievement.org/where-we-work/baltimore/

Project Syncere
Chicago, IL
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education and out-of-school time for middle and high school students. http://www.projectsyncere.org/

Ramapo for Children
Baltimore, MD
$70,000 program grant to support a professional learning community designed to provide up to 12 out-of-school time agencies (in the City and County) with a yearlong continuum of support, with the goal of building more inclusive programs that meet the needs of all children. https://ramapoforchildren.org/

Adult Friends for Youth
Honolulu, HI
$50,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which uses a trauma-informed intervention that works to reduce violence and increase educational and career opportunities for youth. https://www.afyhawaii.com/

Dent Education
Baltimore, MD
$50,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides high school students with the resources and opportunities to develop their creative and entrepreneurial potential. https://www.denteducation.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 also is engaged in selected initiatives addressing Jewish poverty on a national scale, as well as strengthening the leadership of nonprofits that will serve the Jewish community moving forward.

Jews of Color Initiative
San Francisco, CA
$500,000 program grant to support this organization that focuses on grantmaking, research and field building, and community education. https://jewsofcolorinitiative.org/

The Luzerne Foundation
Wilkes Barre, PA
$500,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which works to enhance the lives of residents by evaluating and addressing community needs through strategic grantmaking, promoting responsible philanthropy, and connecting donors to causes that matter to them. http://www.luzfdn.org/

YMCA of Central Maryland
Baltimore, MD
$500,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides in and out-of-school time programs, including academic support and college and career readiness, as well as health and wellness enrichment for school-age youth. https://ymaryland.org/

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Chicago, IL
$250,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s two new service locations, which will provide sexual violence support services, as well as economic empowerment and entrepreneurship programs. https://ywcachicago.org/

Orr Shalom
Throughout Israel
$210,000 program grant to support this organization’s Beating the Odds program that provides housing, case management, job training, and counseling for women, ages 18-26, who experienced abuse and neglect during their childhood. https://orr-shalom.org.il/en/

Roca
Baltimore, MD
$130,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s offices and program space to better serve its mission of reducing gun violence, as well as providing life skills and job opportunities for young adults. https://rocainc.org/locations/roca-baltimore/

Yeladim Be’Sikkuy
Tel Aviv, Israel
$95,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s offices with the goal of creating a new employment center for young adults who have graduated from youth villages throughout Israel.

Chicago Community Trust
Chicago, IL
$50,000 program grant to support the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities, a program that provides rapid-response grants for community-based activities that work to reduce violence and promote peace. https://www.cct.org/