The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation in Owings Mills, Maryland, has announced that it will donate up to $1 million in support of ongoing Superstorm Sandy relief efforts in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Grants to organizations working to provide both short- and long-term assistance directly to storm victims include $100,000 to the Archdiocese of New York for the care of mentally ill evacuees and frail older adults who have been displaced by the storm and require housing and material assistance; $250,000 to the Robin Hood Foundation to re-grant among nonprofits working in the tri-state area; $250,000 each to the UJA Federation of New York and the Jewish Federations of North America for distribution of short-term emergency funds as well as longer-term capital support for non-FEMA-eligible projects; and $150,000 for additional needs as they are identified.
"The Weinberg Foundation has a long and proud history of responding to emergency needs both in the United States and around the world, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the December 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, and the Haiti earthquake in 2010," said foundation president Rachel Garbow Monroe. "The foundation's funding approach includes supporting multiple partners who collectively will reach thousands of families and individuals whose lives have been turned upside down by this devastating storm. These funds will help address acute, basic needs, as well as long-term, systemic issues including housing, employment, and health."