The Weingart Foundation partners with communities across Southern California to advance racial, social, and economic justice for all.
OF SPECIAL INTEREST
NEW: The Committee for Greater LA releases research on Angeleno attitudes on homelessness.
NEW: F.Y. 2022 Program Plan
The Path to Justice Runs Through Equity: Ending Anti-Black Racism in Los Angeles
No Going Back L.A. releases plan for homelessness governance
Report – No Going Back: Together for an Equitable and Inclusive L.A.
How Race, Class, and Place Fuel a Pandemic
Message from Board Chair Aileen Adams and President and C.E.O. Miguel A. Santana: Welcoming Our New Board Members
Katie Nguyen Kalvoda, founder and C.E.O. of G3 Ventures; Michael Tubbs, founder of EPIC; Jacqueline Waggoner, President, Solutions Division, Enterprise Community Partners
With innovative leadership on impact investing, alleviating poverty, and creating affordable housing solutions, these leaders each bring lived experience and a range of expertise that will further our mission. We look forward to working with them. Read more about our new Board members here.
Weingart Foundation Board Chair
Miguel A. Santana
Weingart Foundation President and C.E.O.
The Weingart Foundation Awards Over $14 Million to Organizations Committed to Advancing Racial Justice
The Weingart Foundation announces our third round of grants and program-related investments for F.Y. 2022. We provided 62 grants and one program-related investment, all totaling over $14 million, to organizations addressing systemic racism, and providing critical services to communities in need.
These funds promote strong and healthy communities by investing in BIPOC leadership, collective healing, and essential services to those most impacted by systemic racism.
Message From Miguel A. Santana,
President & C.E.O.: Celebrating Partnerships
When it comes to big ideas, we continue to champion bold solutions to homelessness including through our work on The Committee for Greater LA, a group of civic leaders with the shared vision of using the pandemic recovery as an opportunity to advance a more equitable Los Angeles. The Committee recently released research exploring attitudes Angelenos have on the issues of homelessness. Read about what voters are saying in this L.A. Times article and watch the webinar where The Committee shared the findings.
While we do a lot of work in the core Los Angeles region, our work and partnerships extend throughout Southern California. Continue reading to meet some of our new partners and to learn more about how we are working together to advance social, racial, and economic equity together. To read Miguel’s full message and watch his video, click here.
Weingart Foundation Announces $8.9 Million in New Racial Justice Grants and Impact Investments
California Immigrant Policy Center
The Weingart Foundation is proud to announce our second round of grants and program-related investments for F.Y. 2022. This funding reflects our unwavering commitment to addressing structural racism and socioeconomic injustice throughout Southern California.
We are honored to partner with these remarkable organizations. Our nonprofit partners represent a continuum of organizations, from health and human service providers to nonprofits elevating resident voice and building power in historically oppressed communities of color. Each of these organizations is doing tremendous work to address the unprecedented challenges and rampant injustices facing our communities.
Key Learnings from Listening
to Frontline Organizations
As Weingart Foundation program officers, one of the greatest privileges of our job is the opportunity to learn from our nonprofit partners. We do this through ongoing conversations, site visits, and listening.
Listening to communities and responding to conditions is at the core of what we do. Our funding is informed by those with lived experience and direct knowledge. Hearing from those on the ground who are most directly impacted by injustice is inspiring and necessary—especially for funders sincerely committed to building an equitable and just society.
Board Diversity: Beyond the Numbers
Nonprofit Spotlight: The Pomona Economic Opportunity Center
Then hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children began arriving in Pomona.
Children ranging in ages from 7 to 14 years old who had overcome unfathomable hardships traveling alone, began arriving at Fairplex in early May of this year. The children who arrived unaccompanied at the U.S.-Mexico border were to be temporarily housed at Fairplex, which was designated a federal Emergency Intake Site (E.I.S.), as they waited to be reunited with family or placed with sponsors.
A powerful advocate for immigrants, the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center immediately mobilized.
Ending Anti-Black Racism in LA: A New Report and Action Plan from the Committee for Greater L.A.
The Committee’s Black Experience Action Team last week released its The Path to Justice Runs Through Equity: Ending Anti-Black Racism in Los Angeles report, a call to action for all with specific recommendations for addressing institutional racism.
Joanna Jackson, Vice President of Programs at the Weingart Foundation, serves on the Black Experience Action Team and has this to say about the report.