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Join Fred Ali for an Open Conference Call with Weingart Foundation Grantees

As the new year begins, I want to invite current Weingart Foundation grantees to join me for an open conference call, which will take place on Thursday January 22, 2015 from 10-11:30 a.m. This call will help inform our work as we develop our Program Plan for the next fiscal year. As you may know, each year our Program Plans are based on a set of assumptions that are developed primarily through ongoing communication with our grantees and applicants. We believe that all Foundations, including our own, are most effective when we solicit and incorporate feedback from nonprofit organizations into our grantmaking strategies.

As we develop the assumptions for FY 2016’s Plan, we wanted to create an accessible space where any grantee who is interested can speak directly with me. My goal for this call is to have a candid conversation about the needs, trends and opportunities our grantees are currently experiencing in their work. It will also provide a forum for participants to hear from each other across different fields.

Current grantees with active grants will receive a separate invitation email from me soon with the dial-in information for the call. I hope you can join me. In the meantime, thank you for the work you do on behalf of Southern California’s underserved communities.

Fred Ali
President & CEO