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President’s Message
Join Fred Ali for an Open Teleconference with Weingart Foundation Grantees

As the new year begins, I would like to invite leaders from the nonprofit community to join me for an open teleconference call on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Feedback from nonprofits on this call will help inform the Foundation’s work as we develop our Program Plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Each year, our Program Plan is based on a set of assumptions that are developed primarily through ongoing communication with grantees and applicants. We believe that foundations are most effective when we solicit and incorporate feedback from nonprofit organizations into our grantmaking strategies.

As we develop the assumptions for FY 2018’s Program Plan, we want to hear from nonprofit leaders about their current realities and the obstacles and opportunities they see ahead. The conversation is especially critical this year given the level of uncertainty and anxiety within our sector about the new presidency. Clearly, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders are questioning how they should adapt to the changed political reality.

I hope you can join me on February 15th for this important conversation. In the meantime, thank you for all you do to advance fairness, inclusion, and opportunity for all Southern Californians.


Fred Ali
President & CEO

For a full recording of this teleconference, click here.