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Weingart Foundation provides grants and other support designed to improve the capacity and sustainability of nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions in the areas of health, human services, and education.


Message from the Vice President, Programs

We are pleased to share Weingart Foundation’s FY 2015 Program Plan Assumptions. Our assumptions highlight our assessment of the environment that the local nonprofit and philanthropic sectors will be operating in over the next 12-18 months. As a responsive grantmaker, it is critical that we understand the real needs, challenges and opportunities facing our local nonprofit sector in order to develop and prioritize our grantmaking strategies for our upcoming fiscal year. Read more

Belen Vargas, Vice President, Programs

Perspectives from Weingart Foundation

The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative
Joanna Jackson, Director, Grant Operations

It has been two years since the California Community Foundation, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and Weingart Foundation launched the Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative (NSI) in April 2012. In recent months, Weingart Foundation has received a growing number of inquiries from colleagues in philanthropy and the broader nonprofit sector about where we are in the Initiative and what is on the horizon. While it is still too early for formal evaluation findings, we do want to share where we are in the work, some of our preliminary learning – particularly around a funder’s role in supporting strategic restructuring – and our thoughts about the future. Read more