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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The Weingart Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation advancing racial, social and economic justice in Southern California. Founded in 1951 by Ben and Stella Weingart, the Foundation has provided over $1 billion in grants and loans to thousands of organizations across the region. By strengthening organizations focused on providing critical services and building power in communities of color, the Weingart Foundation is demonstrating what is possible when we invest and trust in our partners.

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

Message from Board Chair Monica Lozano (June 7, 2024)

We have some very exciting news. Following a national search and extensive process, this morning the Weingart Board of Directors met and have enthusiastically and unanimously voted to appoint Joanna Jackson as President and C.E.O. of the Foundation effective immediately. Read our full press release here.

Joanna S. Jackson, President and C.E.O., Weingart Foundation

As I previously shared, we began the search process for our next C.E.O. almost six months ago with the support of our consultants, Koya Partners. We gathered input from board, staff, grantee partners, civic and community leaders and used this feedback to create a candidate profile that prioritized the skills, qualities, and characteristics of our next CEO. We received hundreds of letters of interest and interviewed a dozen outstanding candidates.

After careful consideration, the Board determined that Joanna Jackson was our clear choice.

Joanna is well-known to many of you having been with Weingart for more than fifteen years as vice president of grants operations and programs, and most recently serving as our interim C.E.O.. She is a mission-driven and values-based leader committed to racial, social and economic justice.

Joanna has operationalized the Foundation’s stated commitment to equity and racial justice, listening intently to community and investing in systems change, power and movement building, and the organizations on the front lines of this work. Internally, she has inspired our team to think and act boldly, fostering a culture that is empowering and inclusive.

On behalf of the board of directors, we congratulate Joanna and pledge our support and partnership as we enter this next era of the Weingart Foundation.

And, I want to thank you for your faith and trust as we undertook this process. Together we will work to make Southern California more equitable and just for all.

Onward y Adelante. Thank you.

Monica Lozano