The Weinberg Foundation recently approved more than 50 grants totaling $27 million supporting the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services. This does not include COVID-19 emergency grants, which are updated regularly on our website.

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.

BRIDGE Housing Corporation
Berkeley, CA
$500,000 capital grant to support the construction of the HOPE Center and the Berkeley Way Affordable Apartments, a development that will provide permanent supportive, affordable, and emergency housing options for people currently and formerly experiencing homelessness. https://bridgehousing.com/

Deep Roots
Earleville, MD
$40,000 program grant to support this organization’s rapid-rehousing and employment programs, which serve families with children experiencing homelessness. https://deeprootsinc.org/

Enterprise Community Partners
San Jose, CA
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the development of The Kelsey Ayer Station, an apartment
building that will include housing for young adults with disabilities and serve as a model for affordable, inclusive housing. https://www.enterprisecommunity.org/

Episcopal Housing Corporation
Baltimore, MD
$50,000 capital grant to support the renovation of the Epiphany Community Center’s entrance and multipurpose room with the goal of making the building more accessible for all individuals, including those with disabilities. https://www.episcopalhousing.org/

Facing Forward to End Homelessness
Chicago, IL
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides permanent supportive housing and case management services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. https://www.ffchicago.org/

Family Promise of Carbon County
Nesquehoning, PA
$65,000 capital grant to support the purchase and renovation of a vacant building with the goal of expanding a shelter for families experiencing homelessness, as well as office space for staff who provide case management. https://www.familypromisecarboncounty.org/

Haven Ministries
Stevensville, MD
$100,000 capital grant to support the construction of two single-family homes, which will provide up to two years of housing, as well as intensive case management for individuals experiencing homelessness. https://haven-ministries.org/

Point Source Youth
Baltimore, Chicago, Hawai‘i, New York City, Northeastern PA, and San Francisco
$600,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which partners with direct service agencies to provide housing and supportive services for youth experiencing homelessness. https://www.pointsourceyouth.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.  

Amuta Lemaan Hakashish Bet Semesh
Bet Shemesh, Israel
$650,000 capital grant to support the construction of an additional floor at this day care center, which will serve older adults with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, CA
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the construction of a medical clinic at Caritas Center, a new comprehensive housing service facility, to treat individuals experiencing homelessness. https://www.srcharities.org/

Chai Lifeline
Baltimore, MD
$100,000 program grant to support this organization’s Mid-Atlantic Region chapter, which provides children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, and their families, with case management and support services. https://www.chailifeline.org/

Chase Brexton Health Services
Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City and County, Howard County, and Talbot County
$750,000 capital grant to support repairs and upgrades at five of this organization’s clinics. https://www.chasebrexton.org/

ITN (Independent Transportation Network) America
Throughout the United States
$600,000 capital grant to support improvements to this organization’s transit software used by rural communities and small nonprofit transportation services. https://www.itnamerica.org/

Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition
Baltimore, MD
$100,000 program grant to support the Securing Older Adult Resources (SOAR) program, which helps older adults age in place by expanding their financial security through assistance with tax credits, financial counseling, and consumer education. https://www.marylandconsumers.org/

Metropolitan Council of Jewish Poverty
New York, NY
$200,000 program grant to support this organization’s kosher food programs, which are offered through a network of 15 agencies, 40 food pantries, and more than 200 pop-up sites. https://www.metcouncil.org/

Mid-Shore Pro Bono
Easton, MD
$130,000 program grant to support this organization’s Elder Law project, which provides free legal services, case management, and educational resources for older adults on the Eastern Shore. https://midshoreprobono.org/

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation Public Charity
Fort Gratiot, MI
$500,000 capital grant to support the construction of Sunrise PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly), which will provide coordinated health care for high-need older adults with the goal of allowing them to age in their community with maximum quality of life. https://www.pvm.org/

Project Vision Hawai‘i
Throughout Hawai‘i
$50,000 capital grant to support renovations and upgrades to this organization’s mobile health outreach units with the goal of increasing health care access for unsheltered and rural communities. https://www.projectvisionhawaii.org/

San Francisco and Marin Food Bank
San Francisco, CA
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the expansion of this organization’s facilities with the goal of increasing food distribution by 50 percent. https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/

Santa Rosa Community Health Center
Santa Rosa, CA
$500,000 capital grant to support the renovation of the Vista Campus medical clinic (destroyed by wildfires in 2017), which provides patients with primary care and specialty services. https://srhealth.org/

Sexual Assault Spouse Abuse Resource Center
Baltimore, MD
$300,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s safehouse with the goal of providing a safe, supportive environment for adults and children escaping domestic violence. https://www.sarc-maryland.org/

The Social Integration Office in Rishon LeZion Municipality
Rishon LeZion, Israel
$750,000 capital grant to support the construction of a new day care center serving older adults, some of whom are coping with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. https://www.rishonlezion.muni.il/Pages/default.aspx

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. 

Baltimore Civic Fund
Baltimore, MD
$450,000 program grant to support YouthWorks, the City’s Summer Youth Jobs program, operated by the Mayor’s Office on Employment Development, for summer 2021. https://www.baltimorecivicfund.org/

Baltimore Community Foundation
Baltimore, MD
$100,000 program grant to support the County’s Summer Youth Jobs program, operated by the Department of Economic and Workforce Development, for summer 2021. https://www.bcf.org/

Center for Changing Lives
Chicago, IL
$80,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides employment, financial coaching, and wraparound services for those who are homeless or experiencing a financial hardship. https://cclconnect.org/

Friends of the Future
Hawai‘i Island, HI
$200,000 program grant to support a rural initiative to connect high school students to college and career opportunities, while building a local talent pipeline with the goal of addressing the workforce shortage in early childhood education programs. https://www.fofhawaii.org/

The HOPE Program
New York, NY
$150,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s job-training sites with the goal of providing welcoming, professional environments for participants to reach their vocational goals. https://www.thehopeprogram.org/

Hot Bread Kitchen
New York, NY
$75,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a commercial kitchen and administrative offices for this organization, which provides job training in the food and facility management industries. https://hotbreadkitchen.org/

Jewish Community Services
Baltimore, MD
$400,000 program grant to support this organization’s career center, as well as job-training and placement services. https://jcsbalt.org/

Jewish Vocational Service
Boston, MA
$390,000 capital grant to support this organization’s technology upgrades with the goal of improving the effectiveness of job-training programs and services. https://www.jvs-boston.org/

Jewish Vocational Service of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
$500,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides job-training programs resulting in credentials and job placements in the healthcare, technology, and utilities industries. https://www.jvs.org/

Special Education Center of Hawai‘i
Oahu, HI
$45,000 capital grant to support the renovation of the Diamond Head Pathways building with the goal of expanding job-readiness training to more youth with disabilities. https://www.secoh.org/

Temech
Jerusalem, Israel
$110,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides job-training and placement programs for ultra-orthodox women.

Youth Job Center
Chicago, IL
$100,000 program grant to support this organization that helps out-of-school and at-risk youth expand their skills and obtain employment in a career pathway. https://youthjobcenter.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.

BioBus
New York, NY
$200,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides hands-on science education, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) mentoring, and authentic research experiences for students, kindergarten through grade 12. https://www.biobus.org/at-home/

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Scranton, PA
$125,000 program grant to support in-person supervision for children of essential workers, during and after school, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. http://www.bgcnepa.org/

East Oakland Youth Development Center
Oakland, CA
$150,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides after-school and summer programs for youth, ages five through 24, that offer tutoring, mentoring, and academic instruction. http://eoydc.org/

Fund for Educational Excellence
Baltimore, MD
$5,000,000 operating grant to support the first 15 school libraries renovated as part of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project, as well as the development of the next four libraries. https://ffee.org/

Girls, Inc. of Washington County
Hagerstown, MD
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides after-school programs for girls, ages 6-18, focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), literacy, leadership, and career and life planning. https://www.girlsinc-md.org/

Heroes Helping Heroes
Baltimore, MD
$60,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides an after-school enrichment program for youth with the goal of promoting success in school and in life. http://www.helpingheroesinc.org/

KIPP Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
$200,000 program grant to support this organization’s Extended Time program, which keeps students engaged in data-driven learning and enrichment during traditional after-school hours. https://kippbaltimore.org/

Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation
Oahu, HI
$30,000 capital grant to support the purchase of tablets, internet hotspots, and digital library access, which will allow kindergarten students to participate in enrichment reading programs and distance learning. https://www.alwaysdream.org/

Let’s Go Boys and Girls
Baltimore, MD
$70,000 program grant to support this organization’s out-of-school time STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program with the goal of preparing youth for college and career. https://letsgoboysandgirls.org/

Reading Partners
Baltimore, MD
$200,000 program grant to support this organization, which provides in-school, volunteer-led literacy tutoring at 16 Baltimore City Public Schools for students, kindergarten through grade three, reading below grade level. https://readingpartners.org/location/baltimore/

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity
New York, NY and San Francisco, CA
$500,000 program grant to support the SEO Scholars program, an out-of-school time program that prepares high school students for college success. https://www.seo-usa.org/scholars/

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.

Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith
New York, NY
$500,000 capital grant to support the expansion and enhancement of technologies that detect and disrupt hate and extremist threats. https://www.adl.org/

Association of Jewish Aging Services
Throughout the United States
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which provides resources for a network of organizations that serve older adult caregivers and connects caregivers and families to programs and services that promote their well-being. https://ajas.org/

Beth David Institute – Center for Deaf-Blind Persons
Ma’ale Efraim, Israel
$200,000 program grant to support the expansion of essential services for deaf and blind individuals with the goal of helping them live independently while promoting their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. https://www.cdb.org.il/en/home/

Elem Youth in Distress
Throughout Israel
$310,000 program grant to support this organization’s range of programs for young adult women, particularly those who have experienced gender-based violence. https://elem.org/

Fund for Educational Excellence
Baltimore, MD
$100,000 program grant to support B’More Invested, a collaborative fund that provides grants and technical assistance for organizations addressing systemic issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://ffee.org/

Hawai‘i Community Reinvestment Corporation
Throughout Hawai‘i
$500,000 operating grant to support this organization in providing affordable loans and tailoring services to nonprofit organizations, with a special focus on supporting nonprofits led by and serving Native Hawaiian communities—all in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing impact. https://www.hcrchawaii.com/

IFF
Chicago, IL
$2,000,000 operating grant to support this organization in providing affordable loans and tailoring services to nonprofit organizations, with a special focus on supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)-led nonprofits, and to support research and evaluation of this work—in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing impact. https://iff.org/

The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
San Francisco, CA
$25,000 program grant to support the planning of an initiative, in partnership with the Jews of Color Initiative, that will work to advance racial equity within Jewish communal organizations. https://www.jewishsocialjustice.org/

Maryland Philanthropy Network
Baltimore, MD
$20,000 program grant to support the Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition, a collaborative of more than 60 partners that are working to develop short-term interventions, as well as long-term strategies to ensure Baltimore City Public School students, adult learners, and Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative participants have access to the digital tools and skills required for success. https://www.marylandphilanthropy.org/

No Boundaries Coalition
Baltimore, MD
$50,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization, which works to increase access to nutritious food, sustain youth programming that provides college and career preparedness, and deliver job training to young adults. https://noboundariescoalition.com/

Nonprofit Finance Fund
New York, NY and San Francisco, CA
$5,000,000 operating grant to support this organization in providing affordable loans and tailoring services to nonprofit organizations, with a special focus on supporting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)-led nonprofits—all in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing impact. https://nff.org/

Non-Profit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN)
Portland, OR
$60,000 program grant to support the participation of 20 nonprofit agencies from the Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies in a six-month cohort focused on implementing virtual direct services. https://www.nten.org/

Slingshot Fund
New York, NY
$50,000 program grant to support the development of a racial equity guide that will be widely available to the Jewish nonprofit sector. https://www.slingshotfund.org/