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October 2017 News

Los Angeles Immigration Convenings — Register Now

Registration is now open for two upcoming immigration-focused convenings that will provide LA County nonprofits with updates on issues impacting immigrants in Los Angeles, as well as training and information on how to appropriately identify and refer community members to partner organizations for assistance. Intended convening participants include organizations that serve immigrant communities and work in the areas of education and general human services. The convenings are co-hosted by NALEO Educational Fund and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles and will take place in downtown LA.

The first convening, which is geared toward nonprofits working in the area of education, will take place on Oct. 27, 2017, 9 am-12 pm. To register for the education convening, click here. The second convening is intended for general human service providers and will take place on Nov. 13, 2017, 9 am-12 pm. To register for the human service providers’ convening, click here.

The Weingart Foundation and California Community Foundation are pleased to sponsor this series. Two subsequent immigration convenings focused respectively on health nonprofits and early childhood education providers will be announced shortly.

Program Related Investments – Q&A with Rosa Benitez, Senior Program Officer

The Weingart Foundation is committed to advancing fairness, inclusion, and opportunity for all Southern Californians — especially those communities hit hardest by persistent poverty. As part of this commitment, this year the Foundation formalized our Program Related Investment (PRI) Fund, which allows us to expand the impact and scale of our grantmaking through low-interest loans. Rosa Benitez, senior program officer, oversees impact investing at the Foundation — including the PRI Fund. We sat down with Rosa to get her perspective on the Foundation’s approach to PRIs. To read the Q&A with Rosa, click here.

Send Us Your Photos

At the Weingart Foundation, we are committed to highlighting the important work of grantees on our website — including showcasing photos from grantee organizations. If you are a current grantee, please send us any photos that you feel best capture your organization’s activities, and we will consider them for posting. To submit your photos, email them to us as attachments. We welcome your submissions throughout the year.