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e-news DECEMBER 2014
The Weinberg Foundation has a lot of news to share! We hope you will take a few minutes to read our latest e-news!

Annual Community Gathering celebrates $102 million in grants distributed during past year

image The Weinberg Foundation hosted its Annual Community Gathering on Wednesday, November 12, 2014—a celebration of the Foundation's mission, partnerships, and past year's accomplishments, including distributing more than $102 million in grants to nonprofits serving low-income and vulnerable individuals and families.

This year’s event took place at Beth El Congregation in Pikesville, Maryland and featured keynote speaker John Wood, founder of Room to Read. We invite you to take a moment to watch (and please feel free to share) his remarks. Nearly 1,000 of the Foundation’s friends, including community, business, and political leaders from Maryland and neighboring states, shared in the celebration.

The Foundation would like to thank all of its partners, grantees, and friends for their meaningful work this year and every year. We hope to continue and expand upon these relationships in 2015!


Weinberg Foundation invests more than $700,000 in Early Childhood Center at The Commodore John Rodgers School

image The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation celebrated the grand opening of the Weinberg Early Childhood Center at The Commodore John Rodgers School—the second of five such centers which the Foundation will support in Baltimore City, and that will be created as part of existing public schools.

The Weinberg Early Childhood Center at The Commodore John Rodgers School will serve parents and their children, birth through age five, who will be transitioning to East Baltimore K-8 schools. The Center will be operated by Kennedy Krieger Early Head Start and the Y of Central Maryland’s Head Start, in partnership with Maryland Family Network and the Johns Hopkins School of Education. The Early Childhood facility will also house a Judy Center, which will coordinate family support services. The Weinberg Foundation is providing $575,000 in capital support and $150,000 in operating support over three years.

Since 2011, the Weinberg Foundation has committed a total of $20 million to early childhood education in Baltimore - including $4.6 million over the next three years. This past September, the Foundation and its partners also celebrated the opening of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center at Henderson-Hopkins.


By 2020, the Weinberg Foundation dreams of making Maryland the best place to grow old

image Whether you are a baby boomer, a Gen-x-er, or a millennial - each of us hopes to live a meaningful, engaged life. As we grow older, we hope to do so with dignity and independence. But, for many of us, that will mean relying – at least in part – on the caring assistance and support of a family member or a professional, a direct care worker.

As a result of the Weinberg Foundation’s first Caregiver Initiative, for example, the Foundation learned that 74% of informal caregivers are women and nearly 40% are daughters. In regard to paid caregivers, by 2020, it is estimated that the United States will need 5 million direct care workers. When this happens, our country will have more direct care workers than all of our teachers combined for elementary, middle, and high school.

The Weinberg Foundation is identifying and implementing best practices that will allow older adults to age with dignity and independence. Reflecting this priority, and with the hope of creating a national model, the Weinberg Foundation has provided $4.4 million in grants to build the framework for Together We Care: Making Maryland – by 2020 – the Best Place to Grow Old. The ultimate goal of this effort is to provide a “no wrong door” approach in Maryland to a variety of services and supports for older adults.

In addition to the seven grants already in place, an advisory committee including funding partners, service providers, stakeholders, and experts has been established to guide this initiative in the coming years.


More than $8 million in additional new grants announced

Basic Human Needs & Health

The Foundation supports programs that meet the basic needs of individuals, families, and communities. These include programs in the areas of homeless services, economic assistance, food security, and health. 

Dayspring Programs, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

$120,000 operating grant over two years ($70,000/$50,000)
to support the general operations of this organization that serves homeless families with a parent who is in recovery from substance abuse. http://www.dayspringbaltimore.com/


The Weinberg Foundation supports organizations and programs committed to ensuring that children are ready for kindergarten; achieve grade-level academic performance in reading, math, and science; and graduate from high school prepared for college and the workplace. This portfolio includes an emphasis on STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math) literacy, out-of-school time, early childhood development, and child and family safety.

The Wright Center Medical Group
Scranton, PA
$300,000 program grant over two years ($150,000 per year)
to support the implementation of Together in Health, a program that works to improve the health, wellness, and academic performance of students by removing barriers to learning. http://www.thewrightcenter.org/

McGlynn Learning Center
Wilkes-Barre, PA
$60,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($30,000 per year)
to support the general operations of this organization that provides after school and summer programming for children living in Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority.


P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds
Bat Melech
Jerusalem, Israel
$400,000 capital grant
to support the purchase and renovation of a facility that will allow this women’s shelter to expand its housing, educational, legal, and psychological support services.* http://batmelech.org/

Older Adults

This is the single largest area of grantmaking by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.  The Foundation remains committed to providing support to older adults to live dignified, meaningful, and engaged lives in the community and to maintain their independence for as long as possible.

P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds
Amigour Asset Management, Ltd.
Tel Aviv, Israel

$3,286,000 program grant
to provide housing for low-income, elderly immigrants and Holocaust survivors.*

Advanced Living Management and Development, Inc.
Lansdale, PA
$2,000,000 capital grant
over three payments ($500,000/$500,000/$1,000,000) to support the construction of a shared community facility that will provide affordable housing and supportive services and programs for low-income older adults. http://www.advancedlivingcommunities.org/

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

$1,235,000 program grant
over three years ($405,000/$415,000/$415,000) to support this organization’s Caregivers Program that will increase caregivers’ access to information and services. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/johns_hopkins_bayview/

Randolph County Senior Adults Association, Inc.
Asheboro, NC

$500,000 capital grant
over two years ($250,000 per year) to support the purchase and renovation of a facility that will house this organization’s new Adult Resource and Enrichment Center. http://www.senioradults.org/

Adult Center for Enrichment, Inc.
Greensboro, NC

$125,000 capital grant
to support the renovation of a facility that will serve as an adult day center and day health center for older adults. http://www.acecare.org/

Workforce Development

The Weinberg Foundation is committed to helping people to help themselves by obtaining and keeping employment, preferably on a career track. The Foundation funds programs which provide the “life-tools” for clients to lift themselves from poverty into solid self-support.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of NEPA
Pittston, PA

$60,000 Maryland Small Grant
over two years ($30,000 per year) to support financial literacy programs for low-income youth, families, older adults, and first-time homebuyers. http://www.cccsnepa.org/

* All grants with an asterisk are grants paid to P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds with the recommendation, but not requirement, that they be distributed as described.


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Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays!


From all of us at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, thank you for your friendship and support.

Wishing you and your family a safe, joyful holiday season and a healthy, happy New Year!

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