To provide funding to qualified, needy organizations for the benefit of children.
The John Frederick Wiessner Orphanage for Children was established in the area known as Highlandtown, in Baltimore City, Maryland by John Frederick Wiessner, a Baltimore brewer and ice house magnate.
The orphanage moved to 4915 Holder Avenue in Hamilton, where it continued in operation for the next 33 years.
The name was changed to the John Frederick Wiessner Home for Children.
To better meet the ever changing needs of children, the John F. Wiessner Foundation, Inc. was formed.
To better describe our purpose, the name was changed to The Wiessner Foundation for Children, Inc.