July 7, 2010


4th Annual Employee Giving Program

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation will host its 4th annual Employee Giving Program on Tuesday, July 27, 2010.

At the event, 15 employees will each present a check for $10,000 to 15 nonprofits in the State of Maryland. The Employee Giving Program, launched in 2007, involves all Foundation employees in the grant making process and allows employees to support a cause of their choice within the mission and grant guidelines of the Foundation. Grant recipients span all of the program areas of the Foundation, including organizations helping older adults; workforce development programs; disabilities programs; basic human needs & health programs; and education, children, family, & youth programs.

During the event, each Weinberg Foundation employee will speak briefly about the charity receiving a grant and will present a $10,000 check to the charity’s representative. Each charity will have several representatives at the event, and one of those representatives will also briefly speak to the audience of more than 100 guests.

Nonprofits receiving $10,000 grants through the 2010 Employee Giving Program include:

  1. Associated Health Resources Center (AHRC) - to support the Women In Silence Project (WISP), which provides a range of supportive programs and services to incarcerated women who have children or are pregnant
  2. The BioTechnical Institute of Maryland - to support local, low-income high school graduates with positions as skilled lab technicians in the growing biotechnical industry in Baltimore
  3. Carroll County Youth Services Bureau - to support this treatment center for youth and families who need mental health care
  4. Community Foundation of Carroll County - to support The Seniors Keep in Touch (SKIT) program, which provides safety checks through telephone calls to seniors who are isolated, low-income, and usually have no family assistance
  5. Domestic Violence Center for Howard County - to support the Domestic Violence Center that provides programs and services to families impacted by domestic violence in Howard County
  6. Garden Harvest - to build a physical greenhouse structure that will enable the production and donation of organic produce throughout the five off-season months of the year
  7. Gilchrist Hospice Care - to provide compassionate, end-of-life care and bereavement support to terminally ill individuals and their loved ones
  8. The Hampden Family Center - to make general equipment upgrades (tables, chairs, computers, etc.) to the children’s project area at this family center
  9. Jewish Community Center of Baltimore - to support Camp Milldale’s all-inclusive summer camp program for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities
  10. The Journey Home — Baltimore’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness / United Way of Central Maryland - to provide case management and minor household items for people moving from shelter into permanent housing
  11. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Maryland Chapter - to support leukemia and lymphoma patients with a call center (including newly diagnosed information services) and patient and family support services
  12. National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE- Baltimore) - to support this organization that teaches students from low-income communities innovative approaches to entrepreneurship through the creation of their own businesses
  13. Night of Peace Family Shelter - to support this year-round emergency shelter that provides basic needs and support services for homeless families with children in west Baltimore County
  14. Sandtown Habitat for Humanity - to build and rehabilitate houses and facilitate homeownership for low-income individuals and families in West Baltimore
  15. Sarah’s House (a program of Catholic Charities) - to support an emergency shelter, transitional housing, and supportive services for the individuals and families who reside at Sarah’s House

HOLD THE DATE! Weinberg Foundation Annual Gathering

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
You are welcome to RSVP to Yvonne Sporrer at 410-654-8500, ext. 213, or ysporrer@hjweinberg.org

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

Upwardly Global is awarded E Pluribus Unum Prize

The Weinberg Foundation congratulates grantee Upwardly Global on being one of four organizations (out of 350 applicants) to receive the E Pluribus Unum Prize awarded by the Migration Policy Institute for "its exceptional and innovative work around immigrant integration." E pluribus unum itself means "out of many, one," and was the original motto of the United States. It is this vision that drives Upwardly Global, or UpGlo, to maximize the nation's potential by putting skilled immigrants into jobs that allow them to fully contribute to society. Since its inception in 2002, Upwardly Global has moved 650 new immigrants from underemployment to well-paying jobs that utilize their skills and education. UpGlo operates programs in New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Receives Honors from the Council on Foundations for its Efforts to Help Employees and Employers Succeed

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions (National Fund) is led by nine national investors, including the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, which work closely with approximately 200 funders in states, regions, and communities nationwide. The Council on Foundations presented its highest award to the National Fund for Workforce Solutions: The 2010 Distinguished Grantmaking Award for Collaboration.  This award speaks to the leadership role that philanthropy is taking in helping America’s workers and businesses succeed in a post-recession economy. Even more important, it speaks to how the National Fund operates, which involves a partnership of approximately 200 private and public funders nationwide. The nine national investors include the Hitachi Foundation, Ford Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Walmart Foundation, Microsoft, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Prudential Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Labor. (www.nfwsolutions.org).


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