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.
YWCA of San Francisco & Marin
Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA
$330,000 program grant over two years to support this organization’s FiftyPlus Employment Support program that provides job-training and placement services for women, age 50 and over, ($200,000) and to support the replication of this program in Chicago ($130,000).
Senior Services Plus
$320,000 capital grant to support the expansion of this organization’s comprehensive wellness center with the goal of helping older adults maintain their independence and quality of life.
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island
$100,000 program grant to support the Senior Citizen Transportation Program that provides transportation options for older adults with the goal of helping them remain connected to family and supportive services.
Casa Central Social Services Corporation
$75,000 program grant to support this organization’s Adult Wellness Center that provides comprehensive services for older adults with the goal of improving cognitive, physical, and emotional well-being.
Prince George’s County, MD
$100,000 Small Grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support comprehensive home repairs with the goal of allowing older adults to age in their communities.
Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition
$80,000 Small Grant over two years ($40,000 per year) to support this organization’s Securing Older Adult Resources (SOAR) program that offers personalized financial counseling and case management for older adults.
Maintaining Active Citizens
Eastern Shore, MD
$40,000 Small Grant to support the general operations of Chesapeake Housing Mission, an organization that provides free construction of wheelchair ramps, and a variety of other critical home repairs, with the goal of helping older adults age in their community.
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.
$2,300,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a new regional education and training center that will provide essential programs and services for immigrants and the surrounding community.
Henry Street Settlement
New York, NY
$1,300,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a former firehouse, adjacent to this organization’s headquarters, that will serve as a neighborhood resource center providing job training and support services.
HopeWorks Social Enterprises
$1,250,000 capital grant to support the construction of a job-training facility that will serve as a hub for classes, workshops, trainings, and workforce-related gatherings.
Jewish Vocational Service
San Francisco, CA
$500,000 operating grant over two years ($250,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that helps people build skills and find jobs with the goal of achieving self-sufficiency.
Red Hook Initiative
$150,000 operating grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that works to prepare youth for adulthood by providing academic support, job-skills training, internships, and part-time employment.
Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG)
$140,000 program grant over two years to support the Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative—a public/private partnership dedicated to advancing the labor market prospects of unemployed and underemployed City residents, and to support the aging funders affinity group—a network of older adults service providers.
Twin Cities Rise
$100,000 operating grant to support the general operations of this organization that provides coaching, personal empowerment, job-skills training, and employment-retention services for unemployed adults.
US - The Foundation supports organizations that ensure children 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 (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) literacy, out-of-school time, and child and family safety.
Israel - The Foundation supports primarily capital projects for youth at risk including shelters for women and their children who are escaping intimate partner violence and youth villages for youth at risk without family support.
$600,000 program grant over two years ($300,000 per year) to support the expansion of this organization’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming to students in fifth and ninth grades.
Hadera Development Fund
$500,000 capital grant to support the construction of a comprehensive early childhood complex focusing on developmental delays, intervention, and integration that will also include an infant and toddler program, as well as three kindergarten classes.
$300,000 program grant over two years ($150,000 per year) to support this organization’s after-school and summer program that provides academic instruction, extracurricular activities, and character development for students, kindergarten through grade eight, with the goal of better preparing them for college.
Older Adults Technology Services
$300,000 program grant to support the implementation of a digital literacy program, in partnership with JDC – Eshel (a program of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee), that will provide older adults with free access to digital technology and hands-on courses with the goal of helping them complete activities of daily living.
Project Lead the Way
$300,000 program grant over two years ($150,000 per year) to support the expansion of this organization’s Launch program that provides hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities for students, kindergarten through grade five.
Friends of the Poor
$115,000 program grant to support this organization’s summer program, and new school-year extension, that provides a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)-infused curriculum for students, pre-kindergarten through grade six.
Discovery Multiple Intelligences Preschool
$105,000 capital grant to support the renovation and expansion of this early childhood program with the goal of increasing the number of students served by at least 50 percent.
Heroes Helping Heroes
$50,000 Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides hands-on, after-school programs, including academics, community service, and athletic components for students ages 5 to 18.
True Star Foundation
$50,000 Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides youth with after-school and summer job training in the journalism, digital media, graphic design, radio, and marketing fields.
The Foundation supports organizations that respect and promote the independence and individual choice of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This portfolio focuses on connecting people with housing and jobs in the most integrated setting appropriate to meet individual needs.
ENOSH – The Israeli Mental Health Association
Bat Yam and Jerusalem, Israel
$430,000 program grant over two years ($195,000/$235,000) to support two centers that provide behavioral health services for young adults.
Bizchut, The Israel Human Rights Center for People with Disabilities
$250,000 program grant over two years ($125,000 per year) to support a program that provides legal aid as well as access to social services for individuals with physical, sensory, intellectual, and psychiatric disabilities and their families.
$250,000 program grant to support the transformation of this organization’s day treatment program into a series of community hubs that will integrate employment, volunteer, and social opportunities.
$200,000 operating grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that offers a variety of services for individuals and families with disabilities.
Benedictine Programs and Services
$150,000 program grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to support this organization’s transition from a day program to a person-centered, community-based program serving people with developmental disabilities.
Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties, MD
$80,000 Small Grant over two years ($40,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides training in pastry arts and customer service for young adults with cognitive 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.
House of Ruth Maryland
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the construction of a new community engagement center that will house a training institute as well as The Gateway Project—a model for abuse intervention programming.
Health Care for the Homeless
$500,000 program/operating grant ($400,000/$100,000) over two years to support this organization’s dental services for individuals and families who face barriers accessing oral health care and to support the general operations of this organization that provides comprehensive health care and supportive services to people experiencing homelessness.
Bread for the City
$350,000 capital grant to support the construction of a new facility that will provide health care services, a pre-employment program, a larger food pantry, and legal and social service programs for individuals and families.
Top Box Foods
$100,000 Small Grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides affordable, fresh foods to people living in food-insecure neighborhoods.
Night of Peace Family Shelter
$70,000 Small Grant over two years ($35,000 per year) to support the general operations of this organization that provides a pathway for homeless individuals to enter permanent housing.
Maryland Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped
Baltimore and rural communities throughout Maryland
$50,000 Small Grant to support the Donated Dental Services program that provides pro bono dental services and laboratory work for individuals with disabilities.
The Meeting Ground
Cecil County, MD
$50,000 Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support the Pathway to Home program that works to guide clients from homelessness to independent living.
Crossroads Community Food Network
Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, MD
$40,000 Small Grant over two years ($20,000 per year) to support Fresh Checks, a healthy food incentive program that matches earned income as well as federal nutrition benefit programs to help individuals and families purchase produce from the Crossroads Farmer’s Market.
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, mental wellness, ensuring stable housing, and establishing coordinated resource networks.
Volunteers of America
$1,000,000 capital grant to support the renovation and expansion of the Paca House that will provide permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals, including veterans.
Throughout Maryland and Washington, DC
$250,000 program grant to support the Serving Together program that connects veterans, active duty military, and their families to health, housing, economic, and educational services.
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.
$355,000 operating grant over two years ($205,000/$150,000) to support the general operations of this organization that recruits and places professionals in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors with the goal of creating change in education, public health, and workforce development and to support the placement of a fellow at the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development.
Seldovia Village Tribe
Anchor Point, AK
$275,000 capital grant to support the construction of a new, stand-alone Federally Qualified Health Center that will provide medical, behavioral health, and tobacco cessation services for uninsured or underinsured families.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County
Worcester County, MD
$40,000 Small Grant to support the construction of an affordable, single family home with the goal of improving the economic stability and overall health of this rural community.