BALTIMORE, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, today hosts its 9th annual Employee Giving Program. At the event, 24 employees will each present a check for $20,000 to a Maryland nonprofit consistent with the Foundation's mission and grant guidelines. A total of $480,000 will be awarded this year. More than $1 million has been distributed since the inception of this professional development and mission-focused effort.
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015 11:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park at Living Classrooms
- 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
"The Employee Giving Program is always a very special event for all of us at the Foundation," said Rachel Garbow Monroe, Weinberg Foundation President and CEO. "We are proud and delighted to provide the entire staff with the opportunity to engage directly in the grantmaking process in such a personally meaningful way." This year's grantees include—
- The Arc Montgomery County
To support this organization's Karasik Family, Infant & Child Care Center, an inclusive, family-centered childcare program integrating typically-developing children, children with developmental disabilities, and children with chronic medical conditions
- Baltimore Rowing Club
To support the participation of Baltimore City Public School students in the Reach High program, which uses rowing as a foundation for personal and academic success
- Center for Progressive Learning, Inc.
To support a variety of services for individuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, and mental health challenges, as well as older adults
- Civic Works, Inc.
To support Cities for All Ages, a program which provides services including fall prevention and home modification with the goal of assisting hundreds of low-income, older adults in Baltimore City
- Code in the Schools
To support the Prodigy Program offered by Code in the Schools
- Community Living, Inc.
To ensure that persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities have equal access to opportunities
- The Community School, Inc.
To support an academic and mentoring program for youth who have been underserved or unsuccessful in their school
- Digital Harbor Foundation
To support this organization's summer Maker Camp program that serves youth from all Baltimore City neighborhoods by providing STEM-based, digital literacy fundamentals through tech training and creative projects
- Frank J Battaglia – Signal 13 Foundation, Inc.
To support and assist Baltimore Police Department Personnel, both civilian and sworn, during times of personal crisis or emergency
- Green Street Academy, Inc.
To support and prepare students for the 21st century economy using a STEM-focused, project-based curriculum while creating a community hub for special services
- INNterim Housing Corporation
To empower, educate, and provide a safe haven for single women dealing with issues including homelessness, disability, abusive relationships, or lack of education
- Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC)
To support a Baltimore-based, skills-based training program that addresses skills gaps in the manufacturing sector
- Jewels Inclusive Preschool
To support the early intervention and inclusion program of this Jewish preschool for children with developmental disabilities, at the co-located Chabad Kindergarten
- Liberty Rec-Tech Center (Liberty Elementary School)
To support this school's out-of-school time technology offerings for low-income children
- The Maryland Book Bank
To increase literacy rates for Baltimore City students through book distributions including creation of home libraries
- Maryland Out of School Time Network (Safe and Sound)
To support this organization's work of building a STEM ecosystem and improving and growing STEM out-of-school time programs in Baltimore City
- Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens (MERIT)
To expand programming focused on recruiting and training disadvantaged student "scholars" for college and careers in the healthcare sector
- New Vision Youth Services, Inc.
To support the Positive Impact Movement, a program for Baltimore City youth which includes character enrichment, life-skills instruction, one-on-one mentorship, and conflict mediation
- The One Love Foundation
To end relationship violence by educating, empowering, and activating young adults in a movement for change in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love
- Reading Partners
To provide volunteer-led literacy tutoring for elementary school children
- Roberta's House, Inc.
To provide a safe community for grieving children and families in Baltimore City through peer support, education, and community awareness
- SARC (Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center)
To provide individuals escaping domestic violence with housing, counseling, and emergency services
- Seeds 4 Success, Inc.
To provide young women who live in public or subsidized housing communities in Annapolis with access to programs and mentoring relationships that promote self-awareness, attainment of goals, respect, and public service
- Soccer without Borders
To provide youth with the tools for overcoming obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success
About The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, provides approximately $100 million in annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the US and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enhancing an individual's ability to meet those needs with emphasis on older adults, the Jewish community, and our hometown communities of Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Hawaii. The trustees, some of whom also serve as executive officers of the Foundation, are Donn Weinberg, Barry I. Schloss, Robert T. Kelly, Jr., Alvin Awaya, and Chair Ellen M. Heller. Rachel Garbow Monroe serves as the Weinberg Foundation's President and Chief Executive Officer.
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