April 15, 2010


Weinberg Foundation Annual Gathering: Hold the Date

On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, we are pleased to invite you to:

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Annual Community Gathering

Thursday, November 4, 2010
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland

More than 450 Letters of Inquiry Received in January 2010 Grant Cycle

The Foundation received more than 450 Letters of Inquiry representing $125 million in total grant requests this past January. After lengthy review and discussion, the Trustees approved 43 Letters of Inquiry. These approvals now move to the next step in the grant process, the submission of full grant applications. This summer will be a busy time as the Foundation Trustees and Program Directors review grant applications, make site visits, and discuss grant funding recommendations. By the end of July 2010, all grant funding decisions will have been made and communicated to applicants.

Accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) on a rolling basis beginning July 1, 2010

Starting July 1, 2010, the Weinberg Foundation will conclude the grant cycle schedule and will again begin accepting Letters of Inquiry on a rolling basis.

What does this mean?

Starting July 1, 2010, there will no longer be a defined grant cycle with a deadline. Instead, nonprofits may submit a LOI when they are ready to do so without any restrictive Foundation deadlines. The Foundation will confirm receipt of each LOI within 30 days. Then, within another 30 days, the grant applicant will receive notification either that the LOI was declined or that the applicant is invited to submit a full grant proposal. The grant applicant will be asked to submit the proposal within two months after receiving an invitation to submit the proposal. Notification of a decision will be provided through mail and e-mail, if an e-mail address is provided.


If you have questions about submitting a LOI, including whether or not your organization meets the grant guidelines of the Foundation, you are encouraged to carefully review the section(s) of the Foundation’s website for each funding area. After reading the detailed information provided on the website, if you still have questions, you are encouraged to contact one of the Foundation’s program directors.

Phyllis Bloom
Maryland Small Grants Program
410-654-8500, ext. 256

Stan Goldman
Disabilities (US and Israel) and Education, Children, Youth, & Families (Israel)
410-654-8500, ext. 263

Amy Gross
Education, Children, Youth, & Families (US)
410-654-8500, ext. 229

Marci Hunn
Workforce Development
410-654-8500, ext. 261

Amy Kleine
Basic Human Needs & Health
410-654-8500, ext. 268

Michael Marcus
Older Adults
410-654-8500, ext. 244

The First Annual Gathering of the Foundation’s Family and Informal Caregiver Support Program

The Foundation hosted the First Annual Gathering of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family and Informal Caregiver Support Program on March 15 at Rush Medical Center in Chicago during the annual Aging in America Conference. More than 100 people attended the gathering, including representatives of thirteen of the fourteen projects. Barry Schloss, Foundation Trustee and Treasurer welcomed the participants to the Gathering. Michael Marcus, Program Director for Older Adult Services, moderated the afternoon. Highlights of the gathering included presentations by each of the projects funded. The Power Point presentations used by each of the projects are now available on the Program’s website through a link on the Foundation’s website homepage at www.hjweinbergfoundation.org.

Trustee Barry Schloss accepts the Arthur L. Flemming Award for the Foundation

At the recent Aging In America Conference that took place in Chicago last month, Barry Schloss, Trustee and Treasurer, accepted the National Council On Aging’s (NCOA) Arthur L. Flemming Award. Each year NCOA recognizes individuals and organizations whose contributions have dramatically improved the lives of older Americans. The Foundation is a proud recipient of this prestigious award.

Maryland Small Grants Program – Recent Grant Awards

Light of Truth Center, Inc. was awarded a capital grant for $100,000 to support renovation costs for eight units of permanent supportive housing in Baltimore City for women in recovery from substance abuse. Supportive services include financial services, support groups, employment training, and case management. Residents must be gainfully employed during their tenancy and work on a self-improvement plan. www.lightoftruthcenter.org

Calvert Healthcare Solutions, Inc. was awarded an operating grant for $30,000 to support the expansion of a healthcare program that coordinates services for the uninsured and “working poor.” Coordinated services include access to primary or specialty office visits, basic laboratory work and x-rays, prescription drugs, mental health services, and case management/wellness coaching. www.calverthealthcare.org

Worcester County G.O.L.D., Inc. was awarded an operating grant for $12,000 to support the Rainbow Fund, an emergency services program that provides basic needs for families in crisis, vulnerable adults, and children in foster care. The Fund provides financial assistance for emergency food, medical and dental expenses, utility bills and rental assistance, transportation, and so forth. www.worcestergold.org


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