Funding Hometown Communities


021414_mishmash_philThe Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States.

It grants approximately $100 million each year to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the United States and Israel. Since 1980, the foundation has distributed grants totaling $1.7 billion, administering the bulk of its funding in its “hometown” communities: Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Israel and the Former Soviet Union. These areas represent deep, personal ties to the life and legacy of Harry Weinberg.

The Weinberg Foundation is committed to funding nonprofits in the Jewish community, as well as the community-at-large, with particular emphasis on assisting the poorest and frailest older adults so they can live in dignity. Other areas supported by the foundation include: preparing the workforce for 21st-century jobs; ensuring that people’s basic needs are met; increasing the independence and integration of people with disabilities; and providing high-quality education for children.

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