Funds will support programs serving people affected by poverty, homelessness

Media Contact: Rena Daly

31 Jan 17 12:00 AM CST

Catholic Charities of Baltimore announced today that the agency will receive a grant of $800,000 over two years from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The grant will support a number of Catholic Charities’ programs, including those that provide support to people experiencing poverty, homelessness, and joblessness, medically fragile senior citizens, children and families in crisis, recent immigrants and individuals with intellectual disabilities.

“We value and are extremely proud and grateful for our longstanding partnership with The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation,” said Bill McCarthy, executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore. “The most recent grant will allow us to continue to provide life-saving and life-affirming services to our most vulnerable neighbors. Our partnership helps to make our community stronger and the lives of our neighbors better.”

In awarding the grant, The Weinberg Foundation noted that Catholic Charities’ mission is aligned with the goal of providing support, in a variety of ways, to those in need.

“The Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest foundations in the State of Maryland and distributes roughly $100 million each year in grants. The Foundation is proud to fund multi-service organizations that provide a range of high-quality services to low-income individuals and families,” said Rachel Garbow Monroe, Weinberg Foundation President and CEO. “The Foundation is pleased to announce a new $800,000 to Catholic Charities of Baltimore ($400,000 per year for two years). The Foundation has a long history of funding Catholic Charities – not only because of its mission that is so clearly aligned with the Weinberg Foundation, but also because of the organization’s strong and dedicated professional and lay leadership, as well as its broad impact across Maryland, providing more than 80 programs at roughly 200 locations throughout the State.”

About Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Catholic Charities of Baltimore is Maryland’s largest private provider of human services, offering assistance to children and families, people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, immigrants and seniors without regard to religion, race or other circumstances. Inspired by the Gospel mandates to love, serve and teach, the more than 80 programs of Catholic Charities improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of Marylanders each year. Catholic Charities continues a legacy of charity and compassion that began with the establishment of the Catholic Church in Baltimore in 1789. For more information, please visit

About The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, provides approximately $100 million in annual grants to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the US and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enhancing an individual’s ability to meet those needs with emphasis on older adults, the Jewish community, and our priority communities of Maryland, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Chicago, and Hawaii. The trustees, some of whom also serve as executive officers of the Foundation, are Alvin Awaya, Donn Weinberg, Robert T. Kelly, Jr., Fay Hartog-Levin, and Chair Barry I. Schloss. Rachel Garbow Monroe serves as the Weinberg Foundation’s President and Chief Executive Officer. For more information please visit

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