Weinberg Foundation Celebrates $102 Million in Grants Distributed in Past Year
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Posted by: Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz
November 13, 2014
Yesterday the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation welcomed community, civic, and business leaders to its Annual Community Gathering at Beth El Congregation in Pikesville, Maryland. The multi-media program celebrated the Foundation’s mission, partnerships, and accomplishments of the past year. Nearly 1,000 people attended this year’s event.
John Wood, founder of Room to Read, was the featured speaker. Room to Read works with communities and local governments in ten countries, spanning two continents, to promote literacy and gender equality.
During the past year, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation distributed more than $102 million in grants to nonprofits serving low-income and vulnerable individuals and families. Every year, as much as 40 percent of all Weinberg Foundation funding remains within Maryland benefitting, in particular, the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.
Since 1980, the Foundation has distributed grants totaling $1.8 billion. Foundation grants are allocated through six program areas and are focused on meeting basic needs such as shelter, nutrition, health, and socialization and on enhancing an individual’s ability to meet those needs. Additionally, the Foundation’s grantmaking emphasizes serving older adults and the Jewish community.
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