June 12, 2013

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

Weinberg Foundation welcomes new Program Director

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has named Sheryl Goldstein as the new Program Director for the Foundation’s grants focused on U.S. Education. Goldstein, who will join the Foundation on July 8, 2013, takes the position vacated by Amy Gross who left the Foundation last month to become the Executive Director of the France-Merrick Foundation. Prior to joining the Weinberg Foundation, Goldstein worked in numerous legal and public services roles both here in the United States and overseas. Most recently, she served as Director of Program Development for the Police Executive Research Forum in Washington, DC. Goldstein is well known and highly-regarded for her work as Director of the Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice in Baltimore. Goldstein received her B.A. at the University of Michigan and earned her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.

$8.7 million in new grants announced!

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.

New York, NY
$200,000 program grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to expand this organization’s Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) and Aftercare Program, and to promote the DOROT model to professionals serving the aging and homeless.  http://www.dorotusa.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.

Jobs for the Future, Inc.
Boston, MA
$2,250,000 program grant over three years ($1,000,000/$750,000/$500,000) to support the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, an initiative of national and local funders whose goal is to develop career pathways in critical industry sectors for low-income individuals. http://www.jff.org/

HOPE Program, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
$150,000 operating grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to support this organization that provides work readiness training, job placement, and career advancement services. http://www.thehopeprogram.org/

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.

Chase Brexton Health Services, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
$2,000,000 capital grant over two years ($1,000,000 per year) to support the purchase and renovation of the new flagship site for this Federally Qualified Health Center that serves uninsured and underinsured individuals with comprehensive health care services. http://www.chasebrexton.org/

Montgomery Area Food Bank, Inc.
Montgomery, AL
$400,000 capital grant to expand this organization’s warehouse allowing increased food and expanded distribution within its 35-county service area. http://www.montgomeryareafoodbank.org/

Brownsville Community Development Corporation
Brooklyn, NY
$300,000 capital grant to support the renovation of this organization’s Multi-Service Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center that will provide nine more exam rooms allowing the treatment of an additional 1,700 patients. http://bmsfhc.org/

Health Care for the Homeless, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
$300,000 operating grant over two years ($150,000 per year) to support the organization’s work to provide health, housing, and case management services to the homeless and to support the adult dental clinic. http://www.hchmd.org/

Community Food Share, Inc.
Longmont, CO
$250,000 capital grant to complete the renovation of this organization’s distribution facility, doubling the amount of food distributed from 7.5 million to 15 million pounds. http://www.communityfoodshare.org/

Helping Up Mission of Baltimore City, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
$120,000 capital grant to support the replacement of furniture and carpeting to minimize health concerns for guests and residents. https://www.helpingupmission.org/

Interfaith Works, Inc.
Rockville, MD
$100,000 operating grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support this organization that provides housing, emergency assistance, eviction prevention, and outreach services to more than 20,000 residents. http://www.iworksmc.org/

Harford Community Action Agency, Inc.
Edgewood, MD
$80,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($40,000 per year) to support this organization that provides basic emergency services, homelessness prevention, food pantry, and other programs to low-income residents. http://harfordcaa.org/

Pregnancy Aid Centers, Inc.
College Park, MD
$50,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support this organization that provides comprehensive reproductive health care to low-income, uninsured women and adolescents. http://www.pregnancyaidcenter.org/

Mid-Shore Pro Bono, Inc.
Easton, MD
$25,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($12,500 per year) to provide access to free or reduced-fee legal services for low-income individuals in Maryland’s five-county Mid-Shore region. http://midshoreprobono.org/

All Shades of Pink Incorporated
Capitol Heights, MD
$10,000 Maryland Small Grant to support this organization’s Utility Assistance Fund as part of a broader mission to help and support women battling breast cancer and their families.


The Foundation supports organizations and programs that respect and promote the independence, integration, individual choice, and civil rights of children and adults with intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities as necessary preconditions for a good life.

Rochester, NY
$250,000 capital grant to build a new Community Integration building for adults with intellectual and behavioral disabilities. http://www.nysarc.org/

P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds
Seeach Sod
Jerusalem, Israel
$230,000 capital grant to expand the Respite Center, adding 16 beds for children and teens with intellectual disabilities.* http://www.seso.co.il/en/

P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds
The Association for Children at Risk
Tel Aviv, Israel
$160,000 program grant over two years ($80,000 per year) to support evidence-based assessment and intervention services for low-income individuals with autism spectrum disorders.* http://www.childrenatrisk.co.il/

P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds
Shikum Acher
Tel Aviv, Israel
$80,000 program grant over two years ($40,000 per year) to support this organization’s customized employment program that helps individuals with mental disorders integrate into the job market through personal and group-oriented professional guidance.*  http://www.shikumacher.org.il/

The Jubilee Association of Maryland, Inc.
Kensington, MD
$75,000 capital grant to renovate four group homes for older adults with developmental disabilities. http://www.jubileemd.org/

Dyslexia Tutoring Program, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
$70,000 operating grant to support this organization that helps children and adults learn to read. http://www.dyslexiatutoringprogram.org/

Pocono Environmental Education Center
Dingmans Ferry, PA
$50,000 program grant to support the inclusive, residential Camp Growing Green for the summer of 2013 and provide a respite program for families of disabled campers. http://www.peec.org/

Maryland Community Connection
Landover, MD
$50,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to provide direct support for children and adults with developmental disabilities. http://www.marylandcommunityconnection.org/

Education/United States

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation aims to build economic self-sufficiency through child/family development and education, from early childhood through high school graduation, preparing individuals for success in college or the workplace. Major categories of funding include support for early childhood education, after-school and summer programs, STEM programs, and literacy.

Living Classrooms Foundation, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
$300,000 program grant over two years ($150,000 per year) to support the Out-of School Time Program, which serves at-risk youth with after-school and summer programming at three centers. http://www.livingclassrooms.org/

Corporate Alliance for Drug Education
Philadelphia, PA
$200,000 program grant over two years ($100,000 per year) to support Changing Attitudes, Decisions, Environment; an after school program that promotes anti-violence and substance abuse prevention as well as improved decision-making skills in high-risk schools. http://www.cadekids.org

Urban Alliance Foundation, Inc.
Washington, DC
$150,000 operating grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to increase high school graduation rates and prepare Baltimore youth for employment after graduation. http://www.theurbanalliance.org/

Prince George’s County Department of Social Services
Landover, MD
$95,000 capital grant to support the renovation of a facility that will house 20 emergency shelter beds for unaccompanied, homeless youth, and young adults. http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
$50,000 program grant to support the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program that provides parents with educational and social supports. http://www.enterprisecommunity.com/

Fund for Educational Excellence
Baltimore, MD
$50,000 program grant to support the 2013 Read to Succeed program, a summer learning program focused on increasing literacy skills and enrichment that will serve 3,000 Baltimore City Schools students. http://www.ffee.org

Holy Redeemer Regional School System of the Diocese of Scranton
Scranton, PA
$30,000 capital grant to repair the roof at the area’s only parochial school. http://holyredeemerhs.org

Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
$100,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($50,000 per year) to support six clubs that provide out-of-school time programs for Baltimore’s at-risk youth. http://bgcmetrobaltimore.org/

Baltimore School for the Arts, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
$70,000 Maryland Small Grant ($35,000 per year) to support the TWIGS program that provides after-school and Saturday arts instruction. http://www.bsfa.org/

Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County, Inc.
Frederick, MD
$60,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($30,000 per year) to support the Burck Street Boys and Girls Club and five extension sites as they continue to provide out-of-school time services to at-risk youth. http://www.bgcfc.org/

Learning and Leadership in Families, Inc.
Washington, DC
$50,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to expand the Perfectly Punctual Campaign, a program to boost academic and social outcomes for low-income children by improving attendance and parental involvement. http://www.learningandleadership.org/

The National Organization of Concerned Black Men
Washington, DC
$50,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to support a mentoring initiative that will provide academic support and positive male role models to young, African American males in grades 6 through 8. http://www.cbmnational.org/

Sexual Assault Spouse Resource Center, Inc.
Bel Air, MD
$50,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($25,000 per year) to provide general operating support and services to victims of sexual violence. http://www.sarc-maryland.org/

Mentoring to Manhood, Inc.
Upper Marlboro, MD
$40,000 Maryland Small Grant over two years ($20,000 per year) to support the implementation of a program that provides life skills, learning opportunities,  and career planning to boys in Prince George’s County middle and high schools. http://m2minc.org/get-involved/

Greater Baltimore Tennis Patrons Association, Inc.
Baltimore, MD
$30,000 Maryland Small Grant to support this organization’s after-school and summer programs for underserved youth. http://www.tennispatrons.org/

Education, Children, Youth & Families/Israel

Tel Aviv, Israel
$30,000 operating grant to support at-risk youth who have left boarding schools and need tutoring, job coaching, scholarships, psychological and educational counseling, and independent living. *

General Community Support

This program area includes support for Jewish causes worldwide and local community development efforts such as renovation or construction of affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, and community improvement in low-income neighborhoods and grants to organizations that distribute funds to many of the Foundation’s priority areas.

Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement Scale, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

$150,000 operating grant over two years ($75,000 per year) to expand this organization’s educational and community-centered, therapeutic programming to individuals with mild to severe aphasia and their families. http://www.scalebaltimore.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.

Another busy summer of building for “Chapter 2” of the Library Project

As summer officially arrives, the Weinberg Foundation and its more than 30 government, nonprofit, and community partners - as well as individual philanthropists – are excited to share updates on the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project.

In March the Weinberg Foundation and Heart of America coordinated with more than 40 organizations for the Library Project’s 2nd Annual Community-Wide Book Drive. The response once again was overwhelming resulting in the collection of more than 13,000 new and gently used books! New books will go directly to this year’s renovated Baltimore City School libraries, and gently used books will support Baltimore Reads.  This year’s Book Drive also included an online donation, accessible from the Baltimore Library Project website (www.baltimorelibraryproject.org).

With the start of May, demolition began at The Historic Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School and at Arlington Elementary/Middle School where this year’s grand openings will be officially celebrated on Monday, September 23. Henderson-Hopkins School in East Baltimore, the third school included as part of this year’s phase of the Library Project, will open later this fall. Please look for more details and updates in the months ahead.

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Hold the date for the Weinberg Foundation Annual Community Gathering!

Description: I:\cdemchak\My Pictures\Graphics\WEINBERG-LogoName.JPGWe hope you have received your Hold the Date for this year’s Annual Community Gathering!

This year’s event will be held Tuesday, November 19, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Pikesville, Maryland.  

The Weinberg Foundation will celebrate its mission, partnerships, and accomplishments of 2013. Please look for more details soon!

If you have not received your Hold the Date in the mail, please contact Yvonne Sporrer at ysporrer@hjweinberg.org or 443-738-1185.

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