Weinberg Foundation Awards $400K in Post-Riot Grants


The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation awarded $400,000 in emergency grants to 10 Baltimore-area nonprofits following the riots that took place after the death of Freddie Gray last month.

The foundation, which provides $100 million in annual grants to nonprofits that serve low-income and vulnerable people in the United States and Israel, awarded the money to organizations in Baltimore that it already funds. Those organizations deal with a range of programs that provide food, job training and help in school.

The awards, announced May 13, are in addition to $960,000 to support summer youth programs for Baltimore City. With these new grants, the foundation will be investing almost $1.4 million in Baltimore City this summer.

Included in the most recent grants are funds to the Center for Urban Families, Vehicles For Change, Maryland New Directions, Maryland Food Bank, Action in Maturity and Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland.

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