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: 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

Nonprofit Spotlight: The Pomona Economic Opportunity Center

PICO California

The P.E.O.C. is committed to upholding the due process and civil rights of all immigrants, asylees and refugees. 

The Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (P.E.O.C.) was founded on the mission to provide an opportunity for day laborers, household workers, and other low-wage, immigrant workers in Pomona and the Inland Empire find safe work at a fair wage, including expanding a person’s employability by teaching new trades and skills. Beyond helping secure employment, they show people how to advocate for themselves and shape policies that impact their lives and use these organizing skills to help improve the overall conditions for all immigrant workers.

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.

To read the full story, click here.

Weingart Foundation Announces $8 Million in New Racial Justice Grants and Impact Investments

PICO California

PICO California

The Weingart Foundation is proud to announce our first round of grants and impact investments for F.Y. 2022. These grants and program-related investments advance equity and racial justice by strengthening nonprofit infrastructure in frontline communities, growing people power and movements, and addressing critical needs in communities of color. Our funding also underscores the Foundation’s growing commitment to bolstering new and innovative work.

We are honored to partner with these remarkable organizations. These nonprofits are serving communities that have been hit hard by the pandemic, socioeconomic uncertainty, and deep racial disparities, and each is doing inspiring work during this time of unprecedented need. To read more about our September 2021 grants and program-related investments, and to see the full list, click here.

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.