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Small Grants Program

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Rachel Duden
410.654.8500, Ext. 229

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 to poor and vulnerable populations.

Funding areas include:

  • Basic human needs and health
    • Housing
    • Economic and social services
    • Food security
    • Access to healthcare
  • Disabilities
    • Housing
    • Employment
    • Early intervention
    • Community-based services
    • Integrated summer camps and social programs
    • Family Support
    • Assistive Technology
  • Education
    • Early childhood education
    • K-12 education
    • Out-of-school programs
    • Family and safety development
  • Community support
    • Renovation or construction of affordable housing
    • Neighborhood revitalization
    • Community improvement projects
  • Older adults
    • Operating or program support for community-based services, informal caregiver support, economic security programs, workforce development and promotion
    • Capital grants for residential care facilities, housing projects, and community-based facilities
  • Workforce development
    • Job readiness programs
    • Financial literacy programs
    • Adult entrepreneurship program
    • Youth and work
  • Veterans
    • Workforce development
    • Physical and mental health
    • Barrier elimination

Applicants must meet several requirements:

  1. Be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations in operation for a minimum of 3 years
  2. Have an annual operating budget of $1,000,000 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 program website for additional information.

Tagged as
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.