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An Update on the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative, 2015
Created in early 2012, the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative (NSI) is a foundation collaborative working to support Los Angeles nonprofit organizations interested in exploring and pursuing strategic restructuring efforts that lead to greater organizational effectiveness and efficiency. In its first round of funding, NSI awarded 18 partnerships involving 46 organizations with grants to support the cost of partnership negotiations. For the second cohort, three application deadlines have been set for the coming fiscal year. [Read the report]


Evaluation of the Weingart Foundation’s Developmental Disabilities Initiative, 2011

Preliminary Findings
Weingart Foundation contracted with independent evaluator LFA Group to design and implement an evaluation of our Developmental Disabilities Initiative (DDI). LFA Group designed a qualitative evaluation that aims to capture key lessons about how funders can support effective capacity building. [Read the report]


Urban Public School Districts Initiative, 2011

This article reports on results from Weingart Foundation’s Urban School Districts Reform Initiative. The goal of the initiative was to improve urban education, and ultimately raise student achievement, by supporting sustainable reforms in school districts educating high numbers of low-income students. [Read the report]