The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation announced April 30 that its total of COVID-19 emergency support to organizations providing direct services for people experiencing poverty now exceeds $10.5 million.
The Weinberg Foundation has committed an additional $6.5 million in emergency grant funding to nonprofits in all of its priority communities as part of the Foundation’s round two response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The $6.5 million includes a total of $4.5 million set aside for anticipated COVID response grants in Chicago, Hawaiʻi, New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and San Francisco, as well as $1 million to the newly formed COVID-19 Response Funding Collaborative of Greater Baltimore and $1 million to nonprofits in Israel through a partnership with The Foundations of Bituach Le’umi, Israel’s National Insurance Institute (NII).
In addition, the Foundation has accelerated $3.3 million in grant payments to existing grantees, both in the United States and Israel. In Israel, accelerated grant payments total more than $500,000, and in the US, grant payments total more than $2.8 million.
The Baltimore-based Collaborative will fund nonprofits that are providing vital services to people experiencing poverty, while continuing to face severe operational challenges as a result of this pandemic. Grants will focus primarily on emergency essentials, including food access and health care, as well as nonprofit sustainability.
Current participating funders include Abell Foundation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore Community Foundation, The Bernard Family, Clayton Baker Trust, France-Merrick Foundation, Goldseker Foundation, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, Leonard & Helen R. Stulman Charitable Foundation, The Lerner Family, Lockhart Vaughan Foundation, Rauch Foundation, and United Way of Central Maryland. To date, the Collaborative, managed by Baltimore’s Promise, has committed more than $3.9 million.
To learn more, visit The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s website.
Source: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation