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Unrestricted Operating Support

Unrestricted Core Support: Strengthening the Capacity of our Nonprofit Sector, 2012
In January 2009, Weingart Foundation amended its grant guidelines to offer unrestricted core support. This decision followed a significant amount of study, presentations by nonprofit representatives, and discussions among our board and staff regarding the role unrestricted funding can play in building nonprofit capacity and sustainability. This report highlights the Foundation’s commitment to providing unrestricted core funding. [Read the report]


Leading with Core Support, 2012

An Assessment of Weingart Foundation's Core Support Grantmaking
Weingart Foundation made its first core support grants in February 2009. With a significant number of core support grants now closed, it is possible for the first time to assess grantees’ experiences and achievements with core support. This evaluation focuses on 57 early core support grants, looking at the application process, the perceived value of core support grants, their impact, and the future need for core support funding. [Read the report]