PARK HEIGHTS RENAISSANCE AWARDED 2-YEAR OPERATING GRANT FROM THE HARRY AND JEANETTE WEINBERG FOUNDATION, INC.
BALTIMORE, MD. October 23, 2017 – Park Heights Renaissance (PHR) today announced a two-year, $150,000 operating grant awarded by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. This grant will go to support the operating budget of the community-focused non-profit to support its goal of providing workforce development, education, housing and human services to the people of the Park Heights community.
The Weinberg Foundation supports direct service organizations with proven track records by making grants that help meet the basic needs and promote the economic security of low-income and vulnerable individuals and families.
“Since our founding, PHR has worked to affect positive change across the spectrum of the Park Heights community,” said Larry Jennings, Board Chair of PHR. “We work towards that mission with the collaboration and assistance of various partners, and PHR is delighted to partner with the Weinberg Foundation, which shares our dedication to improving the lives of vulnerable populations.”
Added PHR Executive Director Cheo Hurley, “We are grateful to the Weinberg Foundation for this generous award, which will positively influence the revival of a sustainable and thriving community.”
“Park Heights Renaissance and its partners are working to rebuild a community, trying to enhance quality of life and broaden economic opportunity,” said [Sheryl Goldstein, Weinberg Foundation Managing Director, Programs & Grants. “We hope this grant helps to further that mission and contributes to the revitalization of Baltimore.”
ABOUT THE HARRY AND JEANETTE WEINBERG FOUNDATION, INC.:
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 United States and Israel. Grants are focused on meeting basic needs and enabling an individual to live as independently as possible. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on serving older adults and the Jewish community.
ABOUT PARK HEIGHTS RENAISSANCE, INC.:
Park Heights Renaissance is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization representing businesses, religious institutions, schools, agencies, and other stakeholders committed to shaping a better future for Park Heights. The geographic footprint of PHR is 1,500 acres — almost twice the size of Central Park in New York — comprising a diverse group of more than a dozen neighborhoods. The mission of Park Heights Renaissance (PHR) is to help implement the Baltimore City Park Heights Master Plan, drive land and economic development, and partner with human development organizations that are transformative influences in the revival of a thriving and sustainable community.