The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation provides approximately $100 million in grants annually to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families. Grants are focused on helping individuals meet their basic needs and enabling them to live as independently as possible. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on serving older adults, the Jewish community, and the foundation's geographic focus areas of Maryland, northeastern Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Chicago, New York City, rural communities in the United States, and Israel.
As part of its mission, the foundation, in partnership with the Office of the Mayor of the City of Baltimore, has launched the Baltimore City Community Grants Program, a new funding opportunity for small nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income individuals and families in Baltimore City. Through the program, grants of up to $10,000 per year (for a maximum of two years) will be awarded for general operating support, program support, equipment, and capacity-building initiatives (e.g., evaluation and audit costs). (NB: the foundation does not support advocacy work.)
To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.
See the Weinberg Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.