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Message from Fred Ali, President & CEO
A Heartfelt Farewell to our Senior Vice President, Belen Vargas

Belen crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge with veteran activist Roscoe Jones, Sr. on a recent Board and staff civil rights retreat.

It is with deep gratitude for her many years of service and well-wishes for the future that I announce the departure of our senior vice president, Belen Vargas. Belen will leave the Weingart Foundation in late September to join California State University, Los Angeles as associate vice president for operations and chief mission officer. While the Board and staff of the Foundation will miss her greatly, we know that Belen will be an incredible asset to the community in her new role. To read Fred’s full message, click here.


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In 2018, the Weingart Foundation conducted a comprehensive survey of grantees and applicants in partnership with the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP). As a part of this process, nearly 500 current Foundation grantees and recent applicants were invited to participate in a confidential online perception survey. The results of this comprehensive survey were quite positive, giving us assurance that nonprofits believe our strategies and practices are on the right track. We continue steadfast in our commitment to providing Unrestricted Operating Support to build nonprofit capacity, knowing that communities must lead the way in advancing racial and socio-economic equity. In addition, some survey findings are informing ongoing conversations at the Foundation on how we can streamline our grantmaking process, provide additional non-monetary support to grantees, and create opportunities for more engagement between our program staff and grantees. Thank you to all the organizations that participated in this survey.

To read the summary of key findings click here; to read the full report click here.