Safety Net for All
Safety Net for All
Community Coalition
Community Coalition
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy
Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy
ICIJ
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Pilipino Workers Center
Pilipino Workers Center
St. John's Well Child & Family Center
St. John's Well Child & Family Center
St. Joseph Center
St. Joseph Center
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance
Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance
Downtown Women's Center
Downtown Women's Center
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital
Korean Resource Center
Korean Resource Center

The Weingart Foundation partners with communities across Southern California to advance racial, social, and economic justice for all.

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NEW: Program Officer position open – join our team

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NEW: F.Y. 2022 Program Plan

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NEW: The Path to Justice Runs Through Equity: Ending Anti-Black Racism in Los Angeles

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No Going Back L.A. releases plan for homelessness governance

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The SELA Agenda: Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 in Southeast L.A.

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We the Resilient, Stories and Data from American Indian and Alaska Natives in California

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Report – No Going Back: Together for an Equitable and Inclusive L.A.

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How Race, Class, and Place Fuel a Pandemic

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COVID-19 Resources

Ending Anti-Black Racism in LA: A New Report and Action Plan from the Committee for Greater L.A.

Dr. Adams Kellum

Joanna Jackson, Vice President of Programs

The Weingart Foundation is proud to support the Committee for Greater L.A., a group of civic leaders that organized at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the recovery efforts prioritize LA County’s most marginalized communities.

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.

Message From Miguel A. Santana,
President & C.E.O.: Reflections and Looking Ahead—The F.Y. 2022 Program Plan

Miguel A. Santana

Miguel A. Santana

I joined the Weingart Foundation as President and C.E.O. this past January with a strong appreciation for the role the Foundation plays in combating the historic and chronic barriers that have resulted in an inequitable Southern California. Since then, my appreciation for this work—and for the extraordinary leadership of our nonprofit partners—has deepened and grown as I’ve engaged with community leaders from across the region.

Looking ahead, the Foundation’s current funding priorities will remain in place through the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Our F.Y. 2022 Program Plan builds on our existing framework and focuses on addressing structural racism and socioeconomic injustice throughout our Southern California region. To read Miguel’s full message and watch his video, click here.

Paying Nonprofits Fairly—Q&A with Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum

Dr. Adams Kellum

Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum
President & C.E.O.
St. Joseph Center

It’s no secret that nonprofits are often underpaid in their government contracts for providing critical services to the community’s most vulnerable members. And for nonprofits based in, staffed by and serving communities of color, these unsustainable contracting and reimbursement practices present a huge barrier in accessing public resources to fund their work.

At the Weingart Foundation, we are committed to supporting efforts to ensure that nonprofits are fully reimbursed for their cost for services that public agencies contract them to provide. Vera de Vera, Program Director, recently spoke with Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum, President & C.E.O. of St. Joseph Center—a countywide provider of housing, mental health and wellness services, education and workforce training. In this Q&A, Dr. Adams Kellum shares her perspective on improving the contracting and reimbursement systems between local governments and nonprofits. To read the Q&A, click here.