The Weinberg Foundation awards grants through seven areas of giving.
The Foundation supports organizations that help low-income and vulnerable older adults to age in their communities with independence and dignity. This is the largest single area of grantmaking by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
Covenant Place Foundation
St. Louis, MO
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the construction of an affordable housing development for older adults, including an integrated resource and services center that will serve older adults and residents in the surrounding community.
Elderhelp of San Diego
San Diego, CA
$400,000 program grant over two years ($200,000 per year) to support the Concierge Club, a program that provides comprehensive, membership-based homecare solutions for older adults and their families.
CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.
$360,000 program grant over two years ($180,000 per year) to support the expansion of the Supportive Community Network, which will enable more than 1,200 older adults to age in their communities with maximum independence.
The Foundation supports organizations that are committed to helping people help themselves by obtaining and retaining employment, preferably on a career track. Grants are directed to organizations that provide job training, placement, and retention for unemployed or underemployed individuals.
Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
New York, NY
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the expansion of this organization’s facility, which will include additional classrooms and office space for workforce development programs, as well as an outdoor intergenerational recreation area.
New York, NY
$525,000 operating grant over two years ($275,000/$250,000) to support the general operations of this organization that provides job search and placement services for highly-skilled unemployed or underemployed immigrants and refugees.
$500,000 operating grant over two years ($250,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that helps homeless individuals secure and sustain employment.
Jane Addams Resource Corporation
Baltimore, MD and Chicago, IL
$500,000 operating grant over two years ($250,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides job-training and placement services in the manufacturing sector for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinists and welders.
The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG)
$150,000 program grant through the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative to support the Jacob France Institute’s efforts to collect data of local workforce grantees with the goal of tracking their long-term impact.
$120,000 operating grant over two years ($60,000 per year) to support the core program "Employment, Empowerment, and Leadership for Ethiopian Israeli University Graduates and Students," which assists Ethiopian Israeli graduates and students in finding high-quality jobs.
Economic Empowerment for Women
$50,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides Israeli women with the confidence, skills, and support needed to run a small business and achieve self-sufficiency.
$50,000 program grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support employment readiness programs that provide job-training and placement services for individuals facing a financial or housing crisis.
US - The Foundation supports organizations that ensure 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 early childhood development, STEM (Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Math) literacy, out-of-school time, and child and family safety.
Israel - The Foundation supports primarily capital projects in early education and for youth at-risk including early childhood centers, shelters for women and their children who are escaping intimate partner violence, and youth villages for youth at-risk without family support.
Teach for America * Baltimore
$1,200,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides recruitment, selection, training, and ongoing support for college graduates who teach pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
$500,000 capital grant to support the construction of a new headquarters for this organization that will provide early childhood education, after-school programs, parent support, and access to healthy food.
Building Science Technology and Education Partnerships (Building STEPS)
$110,000 operating grant over two years ($55,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides high school students with the tools needed to enroll in and graduate from college through STEM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) seminars, paid summer internships, college access workshops, and alumni services.
Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women
$100,000 capital/program grant ($70,000/$30,000) to support technology upgrades and new furniture for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) labs, and to support professional development for STEM teachers and out-of-school time STEM programs.
Friends of the Poor
$50,000 program grant to support a summer program that provides a STEM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum for 65 students, pre-kindergarten through grade six.
$50,000 program grant to support the Power Scholars Academy, a summer program that provides academic instruction, camp-like enrichment activities, field trips, and family engagement events for students, kindergarten through grade eight.
Baltimore School for the Arts Foundation
$25,000 program grant to support HelloTWIGS!—a program that works to make after-school and weekend instruction accessible to 75 additional students in need of transportation.
McGlynn Learning Center
$100,000 Small Grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides educational, cultural, and academic outreach programs for children and their families.
The Foundation supports organizations that respect and promote independence, integration, and individual choice as the preconditions for a good life for children and adults with multiple disabilities.
Sherman Oaks, CA
$400,000 program grant over two years ($200,000 per year) to support a three-year vocational program that provides young adults on the autism spectrum with customized instruction and hands-on experience in the fields of multi-media, computer animation, and post production.
Montgomery County, MD
$390,000 capital grant to support the purchase and renovation of six homes that will provide permanent, affordable, and independent housing for up to 15 adults with psychiatric disabilities.
Aspire of Illinois
$300,000 capital grant to support the construction of the Aspire Career Academy, a simulated learning lab that will provide job-training and placement services, in the culinary, hospitality, office, retail, and warehouse sectors, for adults with developmental disabilities.
Basic Human Needs & Health
The Foundation supports organizations 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.
Empire Homes of Maryland
$500,000 capital grant to support the construction of Restoration Gardens 2, 42 units of permanent supportive housing for young adults, ages 18 to 24, who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness.
The Open Door Shelter
$250,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s facility, which will include affordable housing, a health clinic operated by a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and an education and job-training program for individuals who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness.
$200,000 operating grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides an array of services, including case management, after-school and summer programs, and health and wellness programs for residents in the Pigtown, Washington Village, and surrounding Southwest Baltimore communities.
CASA of Baltimore County
Baltimore County, MD
$40,000 Small Grant over two years ($20,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that works to place abused and neglected children in safe, permanent homes.
The Foundation supports organizations and programs committed to ensuring military members and their families effectively reintegrate into their communities. Grants made within this portfolio emphasize programs focused on workforce development, physical and mental health, and the elimination of barriers to a variety of services.
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
West Haven, CT
$150,000 operating grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that helps veterans overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare, and employment.
General Community Support
The Foundation supports major Jewish and greater community development efforts as well as philanthropic investments that support low-income and vulnerable families. This area largely includes major leadership and multi-service organizations which do not fit into other specific areas of focus for the Foundation because their missions, while focused on low-income populations, are broad and diverse.
The United Way of Central Maryland
$700,000 capital grant to support the relocation of this organization’s headquarters to Montgomery Park, a location that is more central to the community it serves, and to support technology upgrades.
Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency
Lackawanna County, PA
$400,000 program grant over two years ($200,000 per year) to support a series of renovation projects for 60 families with homes in need of remediation work as part of this organization’s weatherization program.
Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Berwick
$375,000 capital grant to support the completion of a capital campaign for this organization that works to strengthen the community with programs that focus on building a healthy spirit, mind, and body.