The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in Owings Mills, Maryland, has announced grants totaling $1 million in support of forty-one local summer programs.
Awarded as part of the $3 million Baltimore Summer Funding Collaborative, which was created to fund high-quality summer programs that serve low-income Baltimore City youth, the grants will support programs in areas such as literacy, STEM education, youth employment, environmental education, sports, and the arts. Recipients include Access Art, the City Neighbors Foundation, Harlem Lacrosse – Baltimore, MdBio Foundation, Soccer Without Borders – Baltimore, and Young Audiences of Maryland.
In addition to the Weinberg Foundation, members of the collaborative includes the Abell, Annie E. Casey, France-Merrick, Lockhart Vaughan, and Morton K. and Jane Blaustein foundations, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the Clayton Baker Trust, the Family League of Baltimore, the Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, and Under Armour. "Research shows us that youth in low-income families, unlike their peers from higher-income families, often lack access to activities that keep their minds engaged over the summer," said Donn Weinberg, trustee and executive vice president of the Weinberg Foundation. "This funding is a tangible investment in improved academic and life outcomes for thousands of young people in Baltimore City."
For a complete list of grant recipients, see the Weinberg foundation website.