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Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Small Grants Program

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Jonathan Hornstein
410.654.8500, Ext. 257

Kate Sorestad
410.654.8500, Ext. 249


The Small Grants Program awards funding to nonprofit organizations in Maryland and northeastern Pennsylvania that provide direct services for poor and vulnerable populations.

Funding areas include:
(Please note that each funding area may have different geographic priorities.)

  • Basic human needs and health
    • Housing
    • Economic and social services
    • Food security
    • Access to healthcare
  • Intellectual disabilities
    (Autism, psychiatric disabilities, and learning differences)
    • Housing
    • Employment
    • Early intervention
    • Community-based services
  • Education
    • Early childhood education
    • Grade level academic performance in reading, math, and science
    • Out-of-school programs
    • Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) literacy
    • Family safety
  • Older adults
    • Organizations that serve individuals and families who are well below the area median income level, and who have the highest levels of functional need – physical, mental, or financial.
    • Programs addressing the most basic needs, including food, housing, income security, long-term care, and activities that help to delay the onset of disability
  • Workforce development
    • Job readiness programs
    • Financial literacy programs
    • Adult literacy
    • Youth and work
  • Veterans
    • Workforce development
    • Physical and mental health
    • Barrier elimination
  • General community support

Applicants must meet several requirements:

  1. Be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in operation for a minimum of 3 years
  2. Have an annual operating budget of $2,000,000 or less
  3. Submit a request that represents no more than 25% of the organization’s annual operating budget
  4. Provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable populations in Maryland and/or Northeastern Pennsylvania
Geographic coverage
Maryland and Northeastern Pennsylvania
Amount of funding

Up to $50,000 a year for 2 years.

Application process

Begin the process by contacting the appropriate program officer for the project area. Consult the How to Apply Section for additional information.

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Access · Aging and aging-related services · Capital funding · Children and youth · Community and economic development · Community and faith-based initiatives · Elderly population · Employment and unemployment · Families · Food security and nutrition · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Informal caregivers · Mental health · People with disabilities · Schools · Self-sufficiency · Veterans · Maryland · Pennsylvania

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.