The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation today announced $4 million in emergency grant funding as the Foundation’s initial response to the developing COVID-19 public health crisis. The emergency grants will support current grantees that are providing vital services within their communities while facing severe operational challenges as a result of this pandemic.
The $4 million includes $2.57 million in emergency funding to 55 nonprofits in the Weinberg Foundation’s priority communities throughout the United States and Israel. In the United States, the priority communities include Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania, San Francisco, and Hawaii.
The Foundation has already reached out directly to its grantees to enact several supportive measures. These measures include extending or rescheduling reporting requirements, as well as providing flexibility concerning benchmarks and goal measurement. In addition, the Foundation has assured grantees that current grant commitments will not be affected by recent stock market volatility.
Organizations in Hawaii are receiving $400,000 in emergency grants. The complete list:
$50,000 operating grant to support increased emergency assistance for families
Family Life Center
$25,000 operating grant to support housing and economic security for families on Maui and Kauaʻi
Family Promise of Hawaiʻi
$50,000 operating grant to help families secure and maintain housing and emergency shelter on Oʻahu
The Food Basket
$100,000 operating grant to support food distribution for residents of Hawaiʻi Island, to help small farms provide produce to their communities, and to help Hawaiʻi Good Food Alliance provide food to their communities
Hawaiʻi Foodbank Oʻahu
$50,000 operating grant to provide additional food for residents
Hope Services Hawaiʻi
$25,000 operating grant to support access to health and comprehensive services for residents on Hawaiʻi Island
Institute for Human Services
$50,000 operating grant to support comprehensive services for residents on Oʻahu
Kauaʻi Independent Food Bank
$25,000 operating grant to support food distribution for residents of Kauaʻi and to help small farms provide produce to their communities
Maui Food Bank
$25,000 operating grant to support food distribution for families and older adults in Maui County