Our Guiding Philosophy
The Foundation’s work is rooted in tzedakah and the Jewish value of assisting people in need in a dignified way. Through our grantmaking programs, the Foundation aims to remove structural and institutional impediments to human development and have a positive lasting effect on people’s lives.
We invite you to learn more about the Thalheimer Foundation, our mission and grantmaking priorities.
The Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Foundation was established in 1959 to perpetuate the philanthropic tradition of its founders, who were committed to the vitality of Baltimore’s cultural, educational, civic and Jewish communal institutions.
Today, the Foundation continues our founders’ commitment to improve the lives of Baltimore residents by supporting efforts to improve quality public education, funding workforce development and job opportunity programs, looking for ways to improve the basic needs of Baltimore’s most disadvantaged people, and supporting Jewish continuity and community development in Baltimore, Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union.