Saturday, June 24, 2006

Grants for the Elderly

The following is from the Jewish Funders website:
The Jewish Funders Network (JFN) and The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. are delighted to announce a new matching grants initiative to address problems of poverty, primarily among the Jewish elderly. The Weinberg Foundation, one of the leading Jewish foundations in the world, will provide $2 million dollars to match JFN members' first-ever gifts, or significant increases to their previous largest gifts, to support programs that assist the poor elderly. Awards will go to Jewish social service organizations benefiting Jewish or non-Jewish poor elderly around the world. The amount of a qualifying gift must be a minimum of $25,000 and matching funds will be available up to $50,000 per donor. Complete details will be announced shortly.
The Jewish Funders Network (JFN) is an international organization of family foundations, public philanthropies, and individual funders dedicated to advancing the quality and growth of philanthropy rooted in Jewish values. JFN's members include independent philanthropists, foundation trustees and foundation professionals – a unique community that seeks to transform the nature of Jewish giving in both thought and action. More information can be found at
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation annually distributes approximately $100 million to a wide range of charitable organizations. The Foundation is dedicated to assisting the poor, primarily through operating and capital grants to direct service organizations primarily located in Baltimore, Hawaii, Northeastern Pennsylvania, New York, Israel, and the Former Soviet Union. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs such as shelter, nutrition, health and socialization, and on enhancing an individual's ability to meet those needs. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on the elderly and on the Jewish community. Annual grants to Maryland recipients generally have averaged approximately 25 percent of the total. The trustees who also serve as executive officers of the Foundation are Alvin Awaya, Timothy P. Kelly, Barry Schloss, Donn Weinberg, and President Shale D. Stiller. For more information go to The Foundation's web site at


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