Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation: Grants for Science Education

OVERVIEW: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg supports grade-level science education programs.

IP TAKE: This funder limits its science education grantmaking to organizations located in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Chicago, Northwestern Pennsylvania, New York and San Francisco.

PROFILE: Harry Weinberg established the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in 1959 to “[c]ontinue his work to help the poor and vulnerable.” The foundation’s “[s]ole purpose is to assist low-income and vulnerable individuals and families through non-profit grants and direct service providers.” Areas of grantmaking interest include older adults, workforce development, education, people with disabilities, basic human needs and health, veterans and general community support.

In the education space, Weinberg supports “[o]rganizations that ensure children achieve grade level academic performance in reading, math, and science; and graduate from high school prepared for college and the workplace.” This grantmaking program emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education as well as college and career preparedness.

Grant amounts typically range from $20,000 to $100,000. Past science education grantees include Let’s Go Boys and Girls, which received funding for its in and out of school STEM program for low-income students; and the Salvadori Center for the Built Environment, which received a grant for its STEM program work for low-income students and professional development for teachers.

The Weinberg Foundation accepts letters of inquiry (LOI) on a rolling basis; however, it requests that grantseekers contact the appropriate team member before submitting their LOIs.

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