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August 2015 News

Introducing Weingart Foundation's New Learning and Assessment Framework

“Learning” has always been a core organizational value of Weingart Foundation. In March 2014, our Board of Directors approved a new Learning and Assessment Framework designed to comprehensively and systemically understand and assess how the Foundation’s unrestricted grants contribute to strengthening organizational effectiveness. The insights and information we gain from this framework will be used to improve our practices as a funder, and, we believe, will ultimately benefit grantees and those they serve.

The Foundation will begin implementing the new framework this September, and there will be adjustments to our Unrestricted Operating Support (formerly known as “Core Support”) application and reporting processes that will be of interest to applicants and grantees. To learn more about the Foundation’s new Learning and Assessment Framework and how it will impact nonprofits, click here to read a message from Belen Vargas, Vice President, Programs. You are also invited to participate in a special webinar, see below.

Webinar: Learning and Assessment Framework
September 15, 10:30 a.m.- noon

Belen Vargas, Vice President, Programs, will be hosting a webinar to walk organizations through the Foundation’s new Learning and Assessment Framework. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to view our revised grant application and organizational assessment tools, as well as ask questions. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon. To attend the webinar, please register here.