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Grantmaking Trends and Statistics

FY 2015 Grant Report
We are pleased to share this year’s grantmaking report, which summarizes our FY 2015 grants and provides a look at our activities for the first half of FY 2016. This document is developed each year as part of the Foundation’s efforts to regularly analyze our grantmaking in order to learn, refine and plan. Looking at the data for FY 2015, it is clear that our unrestricted grants remained in high demand and provided critical dollars to support nonprofit effectiveness. We also saw high demand for capital support. Demand for special project grants was limited, with most nonprofits preferring unrestricted funding. So far, FY 2016 is showing a similar trajectory. [Read the report


FY 2008-2013 Report on Grantmaking in Santa Barbara
In 2013, Weingart Foundation’s Board of Trustees requested an in-depth look at the Foundation’s grantmaking in Santa Barbara County as part of our regular process of examining our grantmaking in order to learn, improve and plan. The report also informed the Board’s larger discussion about how to most effectively allocate Weingart Foundation resources. Based on this review, the Board affirmed that the Foundation will continue to provide responsive funding in Santa Barbara County through both our Regular and Small grant programs, while maintaining our particular interest in supporting the capacity of nonprofit organizations in the northern part of the county. [Read the Executive Summary


FY 2008-2013 Report on Grantmaking in the Inland Empire
To better understand our investment in the Inland Empire, Weingart Foundation looked closely at our recent grantmaking history and the current landscape in the region. As a result, in November 2013, Foundation staff authored a report that provides information on our grantmaking strategy in the region, as well as key findings on the landscape of the nonprofit, capacity building and philanthropic sectors in both San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Based on our research, the Foundation concluded that it is important to continue to support the Inland Empire because there are few regional funders that have consistently invested in the region. For these reasons, the Foundation will: (1) maintain our current grantmaking and funding levels in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties; and (2) maintain our presence and visibility in the region, including continuing to be an active member of the Inland Empire Funders Alliance. [Read the Executive Summary


FY 2013 Small Grant Program
This report provides statistics and trends related to the Foundation’s Small Grant Program’s (SGP) grantmaking in FY 2013. The report demonstrates that the SGP has become more effective in reaching its primary target of small organizations that serve low-income communities. The SGP also continued to serve as an access point for those organizations that previously have not received Weingart Foundation support -- with more than a third of SGP dollars going to first-time grantees. [Read the report]