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: Housing, Health, Jobs, 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 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 fund the overall operating costs of an organization.
Program grants fund specific programs within an organization.