The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

How We Give

The Weinberg Foundation fulfills its mission of meeting the basic needs of people experiencing poverty by providing grants across five focus areas. These grants serve a range of populations primarily within the Foundation’s priority communities. Most grant requests should align with one of the four core focus areas: HousingHealthJobs, or Education. The Community Services focus area is intended for community organizations operating multiple programs that meet a range of needs, spanning these four core focus areas.

Types of Grants

Capital Grants

Capital grants fund the purchase, construction, and/or renovation of a building; the purchase of major equipment; home modifications for low-income home owners; and select technology projects. To qualify for capital grant consideration, the proposed project must meet the following criteria:

  • Specific, confirmed plans, including value-engineered drawings and confirmed total project costs.
  • At least 50 percent of project costs have been raised (either pledged or received).
  • Direct services provided as a result of the project should align with the Foundation’s funding priorities (detailed within each focus area page).

The Foundation prefers to provide support in the later stages of a capital campaign, after construction costs are fixed and a substantial portion of the funding has been raised. The Foundation sets a threshold for the total funding that it can provide to any one capital project at a maximum of 30 percent. However, grants are often approved for lower amounts.

Operating Grants

Operating grants fund the overall operating costs of an organization.

Program Grants

Program grants fund specific programs within an organization.