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September 2016 News

Vice President’s Message from Belen Vargas
Equity in Action: The Expanding Opportunity Fund

For the Weingart Foundation, our full commitment to equity means a long-term commitment to base all of our policy and program decisions on achieving the goal to advance fairness, inclusion, and opportunity for all Southern Californians. While our commitment to equity is a logical extension of our history, our newly refined Expanding Opportunity Fund (formerly the Small Grant Program) provides a powerful example of how we are deepening our efforts to make greater investments in people and communities facing the most entrenched challenges. To read Belen’s full Message, click here.

Register Now: Teleconference with Fred Ali on Weingart Foundation’s Equity Commitment

With last month’s announcement of the Foundation’s focus on equity and the release of our FY 2017 Program Plan, we’ve begun to engage with grantees and communities to hear their feedback. This is the start of a long-term process, and our strategies will evolve over time as we continue to listen and learn. As a next step, Fred Ali, the Foundation’s president and CEO, is hosting a teleconference on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. to dialogue with participants and answer questions about how our grantmaking will be impacted by our full commitment to equity. We hope you can join us. Early registration in encouraged, as space is limited. To register, click here.