Grant Guidelines

We primarily fund organizations in the greater Philadelphia area. All grants are made by the board of directors. The deadline for receiving applications is September 15 each calendar year. Each proposal is reviewed by the board. The board may make a site visit or meet with a prospective grantee. There is greater likelihood of a successful application if this takes place.

Grants range from $1000 to $100,000, with the majority of grants between $2,500 and $5,000. Although we do not make multiple year grants, renewals will be considered on an individual basis. The Foundations’s grants are primarily directed to activities conducted in Southeast Pennsylvania. Exceptions to this geographical limitation may be made for proposals that have a national impact or replication. The Foundation will not fund any organization that discriminates on the basis of age, gender, national origin race, religion, or sexual preference.

The Foundation makes programatic grants, either ongoing or newly developed. The Foundation requests that you provide a brief 1-2 page proposal and supporting documents. Completed applications should comprise the following:

  1. A brief description of the history, purpose, goals and activities of your organization
  2. A statement of the need for support, and how support would be used
  3. A copy of the current operating budget and most recent audit
  4. A program budget summary
  5. A certificate of tax exemption
  6. Copy of latest annual report, newsletters or materials to illustrate your work
  7. The amount requested from The Weiner Family Foundation. (You may also include a “menu” of varying projects that need funding).

The Foundation expects to receive written reports about funded projects and financial accountings of the expenditure of the funds. Applicants will be notified of decisions made during the Annual Board meeting by December 31 of each calendar year.

To be sure that your project is a good fit, you will want to: check the Mission Statement to be sure that The Weiner Family Foundation’s goals and objectives for grant making are consistent with your grant request.

The Foundation looks for projects that:

  1. Improve the well being of animals
  2. Contribute to the eradication of sex and labor trafficking
  3. Helps Jewish causes
  4. Seek solutions for childhood diseases or traumatic events

Include a cover letter that introduces your organization and your proposal, and makes a link between your proposal and the mission, goals and objectives of The Weiner Family Foundation.

Applicants are requested to communicate with the Foundation via regular mail only.
Applications are accepted any time but deadline for fiscal year is September 15.
Applications should be addressed to:

The Weiner Family Foundation
1301 Union Ave.
Pennsauken, NJ 08110