April 2017 News
Message from Fred Ali, President & CEO
The Achieving Equity Convening Recap
The Weingart Foundation’s full commitment to equity contains a pledge to use our voice and influence to call attention to the importance of advancing fairness and inclusion and urge our peers to join in this work. Many in philanthropy have taken up the call for equity but much more needs to be done, and we need to learn from one another.
This is why on March 2nd, our Foundation brought together key leaders from philanthropy, as well as from the nonprofit sector, government, business, and labor for the Achieving Equity convening in Los Angeles. The convening was a starting point. In my closing remarks that day, I offered several ways we can all move forward together. Today, I invite you to join the collective effort to advance equity. To read Fred’s full Message, click here.
Next Generation Leaders of Color, Inland Region—Applications Open
The Next Generation Leaders of Color, Inland Region is a year-long leadership development program for emerging leaders working in Riverside and San Bernandino county nonprofits. The program supports the important and often unacknowledged leadership of people of color in the region working in organizations committed to social justice and health equity. This program is offered at no cost to participants by funding provided by the Weingart Foundation, The California Wellness Foundation, and The California Endowment. The deadline for the online application is April 10, 2017. For more information, including a link to the online application, click here.