Capacity Building for Minority-Led and Minority-Serving Organizations
Evaluation of the Weingart and The California Wellness Foundations’ Regranting Project to Liberty Hill Foundation
In 2009, the Weingart and The California Wellness Foundations co-funded a regranting project totaling $2 million over two years to the Liberty Hill Foundation. The project was focused on providing capacity building grants and technical assistance to small (less than $2 million annual operating budgets), grassroots, minority-led organizations in Los Angeles County.
Recently, an evaluation report from Harder+Company was released that assesses the impact of the $2 million grants on both Liberty Hill and the 42 small nonprofits that received funding and technical assistance. The report indicates that this type of regranting project can have significant positive outcomes for small, grassroots nonprofits that primarily serve ethnic minority communities.
Based on Liberty Hill’s performance, the foundations have both made additional grants of $500,000 for two more years. In addition, both foundations are encouraged to use this type of regranting to reach small, grassroots nonprofits for capacity building activities.