That’s alota Jewish grants: Weinberg foundation releases its 2009 grants

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation released its annual report Nov. 4, disclosing more than $100 million in grants to organizations that serve several categories – elder adults, health and disabilities among them.

While the Baltimore-based foundation gives tens of millions of dollars to general causes each year, the majority of its grants go to Jewish organizations in the U.S. and abroad.

The full list of grants given to Jewish causes, listed below, is staggering. Reinforcing why the Weinberg foundation is perhaps our most important private Jewish foundation.

And again, it is tough to realize that this list includes more than $10 million less than foundation officials hoped to give away in 2009 before the recession.

To check out the foundation’s full annual report, click here.

Or to just see the Jewish grants, read below:

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ELDER ADULTS

  • The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: To support welfare programs for disadvantaged older adults in the FSU, $3,755,000 (one year grant)
  • The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: To expand the Medicine Program for disadvantaged older adults in the FSU $1,800,000 (one year grant)
  • Homes for America, Annapolis, MD: To support a partnership with CHAI and Homes for America: To purchase and renovate two buildings with nearly 300 low-income housing units for older adults $2,000,000 (one year grant)
  • Homes for America, Annapolis, MD: To support a partnership between CHAI and Homes for America: To preserve Har Sinai West affordable housing for moderate income older adults $1,300,000 (one year grant)
  • ESHEL, The Association for the Planning and Development of Services for the Aged in Israel New york, Ny: To support nine different capital projects for older adults in Israel $1,975,000 (one year grant)
  • Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale, Riverdale, NY: To support the further development and expansion of operations for The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, Intervention, and Research $1,500,000 (three year grant)
  • Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, New York: To support the construction of a 70-unit residence for indigent older adults, as well as fund improvements such as video intercoms and grab bars: To enhance the safety and security of the older adult residents $1,000,000 (one year grant)
  • The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD: To sustain the Senior Friendly Neighborhoods program which allows the community: To be proactive and offers neighborhood-based prevention, home modifications, and support services: To seniors in two neighborhoods with high concentrations of older adults $359,552 (one year grant)
  • Jewish Family & Vocational Service of Louisville, Inc. Louisville, Ky: To support the Home Care Opportunities Program which will train low-income individuals to be home care providers and help meet the growing demand for qualified caregivers $200,000 (three year grant)
  • Jewish Family Service of Colorado Denver, CO: To help support Care Management services provided through JFS’ Senior Solutions Department (SSD) which ensures that older adults have their physical and mental health and emotional needs met through support services $193,270 (three year grant)
  • Jewish Community Foundation of Metrowest Whippany, NJ: To assist in sustaining and expanding the capacity of Metro transport: To provide accessible transportation services: To older adults and individuals with disabilities $190,000 (two year grant)
  • Jewish Community Services Baltimore, MD: To assist in expanding the on-site care management and social work services for all four Weinberg Village buildings which will provide 2 full-time case aides and one full-time social worker $153,000 (two year grant)
  • Bet Tzedek—The House of Justice Los Angeles, CA: To support its Senior Legal Services program that provides free legal services: To low-income older adults in Los Angeles City and County including housing issues and public benefts $100,000 (two year grant)
  • The Jewish Home for the elderly Foundation, Inc. (JHe) Fairfeld, CT: To support a program that seeks: To reduce the incidence and severity of elder abuse in Fairfeld County $100,000 (two year grant)
  • The Israeli Alzheimer’s Association of Israel Ramat-gan, Israel: To sponsor a 3-year long, multi-faceted project that is aimed at increasing public awareness and extending services: To Alzheimer’s patients and their families $91,000 (three year grant)
  • Amigour Asset Management, Ltd. New York, NY: To support renovation of Talpiot Sheltered Housing in Jerusalem   $81,800 (one year grant)
  • Jewish Family Service, Inc. Metairie, LA: To support the Homemaker Services Program and the Lifeline Emergency Program for impoverished Jewish older adults by providing subsidized services on a weekly or bi- weekly basis $75,000 (two year grant)
  • Jewish Community Council of Canarsie Brooklyn, Ny: To support case management and food security services for frail older adults in Southeast Brooklyn $56,000 (one year grant)
  • Jewish Family and Children’s Service of greater Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA: To support a program which provides in-home services including home care, chore services, and meal delivery for frail, low-income older adults living at home $54,000 (two year grant)
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service Phoenix, AZ: To support the expansion of programming at Jewish Family and Children’s Services’ recently acquired Center for Senior Enrichment (CSE) $50,000 (one year grant)

    DISABILITIES
     

  • Alut—The Israeli National Autism Association givataim, Israel: To ensure a home for life for young adults with autism in Israel $1,500,000 (two year grant)
  • Seeach Sod Jerusalem, Israel: To provide rehabilitation services: To intellectually disabled Orthodox women and promote integration into the community and workplace $1,200,000 (three year grant)
  • Gvanim Association for education & Community Involvement Sderot, Israel: To support the construction of a new 700 sq. meter center for the social and occupational rehabilitation of mentally ill adults in the city of Ashkelon $650,000 (two year grant)
  • The Cochav Hatzafon Association Ma’a lot, Israel: To improve the quality of life of persons with special needs and at-risk children and youth by upgrading, operating, and initiating welfare services for their beneft $550,000 (one year grant)
  • The Cochav Hatzafon Association Ma’a lot, Israel: To improve the quality of life of persons with special need and at-risk children and youth by upgrading, operating, a initiating welfare services for their benefit $550,000 (one year grant)
  • JBI International New York, NY: To support the new Reach Out and Read Program which will combat social isolation and provide intellectual stimulation for thousands of lower income, visually impaired elderly Jews in New York, Florida, and Argentina $400,000 (three year grant)
  • Sa’ad Lacholeh Association: The Association of Friends of the yehuda Abarbanel Mental Health Center Bat-yam, Israel: To assist in purchasing a new residence that will be operated as a halfway house for youth between the ages of 18: To 26 suffering from mental illness $342,000 (one year grant)
  • Equality and Justice Association Be’er Sheva, Israel: To provide support: Toward the second Independent Living Center in Israel (Beer Sheva) for people with disabilities $300,000 (two year grant)
  • The Mercaz Cochav Ma’alot- Tarshicha Association Ma’a lot, Israel: To support therapeutic treatments and life-skills workshops for young people with profound mental retardation in Israel $300,000 (three year grant)
  • P’Tach Israel Jerusalem, Israel: To support clinics that will offer screening and intervention therapies for children ages 3–18 years with learning disabilities in low-income Jerusalem neighborhoods $270,000 (three year grant)
  • Beth David Institute Center for Deaf-Blind Persons Tel Aviv, Israel: To support clinics that will offer screening and intervention therapies for children ages 3–18 years with learning disabilities in low-income Jerusalem neighborhoods $270,000 (three year grant)
  • Beth David Institute Center for Deaf-Blind Persons Tel Aviv, Israel: To provide direct services: To assist economically disadvantaged individuals with Usher’s syndrome in Israel $270,000 (three year grant)
  • ENOSH Israel Mental Health Association Shikmim, Israel: To enhance the quality of life and: To provide support: To mentally ill adults throughout Israel $270,000 (three year grant)
  • Netzer Foundation Haifa, Israel: To provide children with autism home-based treatments, additional center-based speech and language communication treatments, and a parents support group $250,000 (two year grant)
  • LOTEM-Integrated Nature Studies yokneam Moshava, Israel: To support the general operating expenses of the LOTEM Integrated Nature Studies Center for people with physical, sensory, and mental disabilities $180,000 (three year grant)
  • Kfar Rafael Beer Sheva, Israel: To establish, maintain, and manage this Anthroposophic village community of Kfar Rafael for the well-being of adults with cognitive and physical disabilities $165,000 (one year grant)
  • The Nazareth Nurseries Institute, Al-Tufula Center Nazareth, Israel: To support the training of young Arab Israeli women as volunteers at hospitals; three support groups for Arab women who are severely disabled and blind and face issues of discrimination and inaccessibility; and child daycare $140,000 (two year grant)
  • MICHA Jerusalem Association for the Rehabilitation of Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children Jerusalem, Israel: Toward the support of an Audiology Clinic that will support extensive speech and language services for children with hearing-impairment under the age of 5 $100,000 (one year grant)
  • MICHA Society for Deaf Children Tel Aviv and Central Region Tel Aviv, Israel: To support MICHA’s Early Intervention and Rehabilitation Programs for deaf children, including those with cochlear implants, between ages one: To three $100,000 (two year grant)
  • The Arava Organization Arava, Israel: To support therapy for children with disabilities in the southern periphery of Israel $90,000 (two year grant)

    HEALTH
     

  • The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore Baltimore, MD: To support the development and testing of a Johns Hopkins model of “Dementia Care at Home” $600,000 (three year grant)
  • Jewish Family & Career Services, Inc. Atlanta, gA: To assist a building campaign: To purchase, renovate, expand, and equip a new facility for the Ben Massell Dental Clinic $360,000 (two year grant)
  • Jerusalem Dental Center for Children, Inc. Jerusalem, Israel: To support the general operating expenses of the Luba Slome Jerusalem Dental Clinic, including the Dental Prevention Care Program $220,000 (two year grant)
  • The Health and Community Service Center Jerusalem, Israel: To provide support for essential oral health care, not covered by Israel’s National Health, for older adults in Jerusalem $200,000 (one year grant)

    BASIC HUMAN NEEDS
     

  • Hazon yeshaya Institutions Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel: To support the food assistance program, free dental clinic, child day care program, and vocational assistance program that serve very poor individuals throughout Israel $400,000 (two year grant)
  • Table: To Table Ra’anana, Israel: To support the food gleaning program, which rescues food from felds, cafeterias, and catering halls and distributes it $300,000 (two year grant)
  • Tomche Shabbos of Boro Park and Flatbush Brooklyn, Ny: To support the weekly delivery of food packages: To more than 540 families that are part of Brooklyn’s Jewish community $200,000 (two year grant)

    WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
     

  • Jewish employment and Vocational Service Philadelphia, PA: To support the construction of the Orleans Technical Institute, JEVS’ vocational school for economically and educationally disadvantaged students $526,406 (one year grant)
  • Jewish Vocational Service of San Francisco San Francisco, CA: To support the Nursing Workforce Initiative that trains and supports foreign-trained and domestic re-entry nursing students: To achieve state licensure and gain employment $195,000 (two year grant)
  • Jewish Vocational Service and Community Workshop Southfeld, MI: To support an Older Worker program in meeting the rising demand from laid off workers seeking vocational services $125,000 (two year grant)

    EDUCATION, CHILDREN YOUTH AND FAMILIES
     

  • Jerusalem Hills Children’s Home Jerusalem, Israel: To support, through a challenge grant, the renovation and complete construction of two critical buildings on the new Abu Gosh campus for this residential treatment center $1,000,000 (two year grant)
  • The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. Former Soviet Union: To continue: To support emergency aid, early childhood services, and community projects for Jewish children and families in the Former Soviet Union $1,000,000 (one year grant)
  • ELEM—youth in Distress Israel: To support funding for the Someone: To Run With/Galgal programs that are drop-in and resource centers for homeless youth and the Derech haMelech program which pairs at-risk young adults with job experience and adult mentors $600,000 (three year grant)
  • The Branco Weiss Institute Israel: To support systemic change in Israel’s social and geographic peripheries, via full supportive operation of seven schools designed and operated: To serve at-risk high school youth who have dropped out of the normative school system $600,000 (three year grant)
  • Friends of Yemin Orde, Inc. Washington, D.C.: To support the introduction of Yemin Orde’s unique methodologies and programs into fve youth villages in Israel, transforming their facilities and services as well as establishing them as centers of services for children at risk from neighboring areas $400,000 (two year grant)
  • Shofar Coalition Baltimore, MD: To support a community-wide, multi-organization initiative in the Jewish Community that will provide services: To at- risk children being raised in homes where there is abuse, addiction, alcoholism and/or mental illness,: To their families and: To adult survivors raised in such homes $100,000 (two year grant)
  • Tahirih Justice Center Falls Church, VA: To provide pro bono direct legal services, holistic, social, and medical service referrals, and strategic public policy advocacy: To low-income immigrant women and girls feeing gender-based violence $100,000 (two year grant)
  • American Friends of Orr Shalom Central Israel: To support on-going training and supervision of psychologists who staff Orr Shalom’s 25 therapeutic group homes for children removed from their families due: To abuse and neglect $75,000 (one year grant)
  • Talpiot Community For Its Children Hadera, Israel: To support the regional treatment, rehabilitation and prevention program for at-risk children and their families in the Hadera region $75,000 (one year grant)
  • Beit Hashanti Tel Aviv, Israel: To support homeless youth at Beit Hashanti, most of whom arrive malnourished and in bad health due: To living on the streets $50,000 (one year grant)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Israel Jerusalem, Israel: To support expansion of services: To over 100 children presently waiting for a Big Brother or Sister $50,000 (one year grant)

    GENERAL COMMUNITY SUPPORT
     

  • The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. New York, NY: To continue: To subsidize operating funds: To the small and intermediate JCC’s in the Former Soviet Union $2,400,000 (one year grant)
  • The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. New York, NY: To establish a Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Regional Institute for young Jewish leaders in the Black Sea and Central Europe and: To establish a young leaders youth center in Budapest, Hungary $320,000 (one year grant)
  • Friends of the Israel Defense Forces New York, NY: To provide support: Toward the DIGNITY Program that serves Israeli combat soldiers and their families enduring financial distress $500,000 (two year grant)
  • Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. Scranton, PA: To assist in providing a financial bridge between satisfying the immediate needs of Scranton-based Jewish service providers and long-term needs requiring the development of the Pocono Jewish communities $375,000 (three year grant)
  • Matan Tel Aviv, Israel: To continue: To support Matan’s efforts: To develop its Israeli charitable giving and volunteering programs, aimed predominantly at helping poor Israelis $100,000 (three year grant)
  • The Israel Project Washington, D.C.: To provide support for the Israel Project’s ongoing and very successful educational and outreach efforts: To the press and the public $50,000 (one year grant)
     
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