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COVID-19 Response: Important Changes to the Unrestricted Operating Support Program

March 31, 2020

The Weingart Foundation stands with communities and nonprofits during this extraordinary crisis. In response, we have committed another $1 million in emergency assistance to pooled funds supporting individuals and families from highly impacted communities of color. In addition, we are announcing important changes to our U.O.S. program in order to effectively respond to the pandemic and address a large existing pipeline of applications. Unrestricted operating grants will remain our primary vehicle to support nonprofit capacity and infrastructure as organizations respond to the crisis. To read more, click here.

Fred Ali, President & CEO:

March 16, 2020

Fred Ali

First, thank you to the nonprofit organizations and frontline providers who are doing critical work to inform, protect and advocate for communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that groups are engaging in these efforts on top of their existing work in order to respond to community need. Organizations are facing financial uncertainty and strain in the midst of canceled fundraising events and general economic volatility. Many groups also may not have the privilege to work remotely or shut their doors given the nature of their programs and limits on their resources.

The Weingart Foundation is closely monitoring developments in order to best support our nonprofit partners and the communities they serve. This update outlines the latest in terms of our plans and operations. We’ll continue to share new information as the situation evolves. To read more, click here.