Update from The Weingart Foundation February 2023
Honor Black Lives Through Action
As we celebrate Black History Month, we’re proud to stand with our community partners by investing in Black leadership, voices, and efforts that address anti-Black racism. This includes Black-led and serving partners funded in our latest round of funding: the African American Board Leadership Institute, the Black Migrant Power Fund, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Youth Mentoring Action Network, and the Empower Initiative.
We’ve invested a total of $5M in the California Black Freedom Fund, a five-year initiative to ensure that Black power-building and movement-based organizations have the sustained investments and resources they need to eradicate systemic and institutional racism.
In response to the murder of Tyre Nicols and others that have lost their lives at the hands of the police, we joined the philanthropic community in calling for justice. Read the letter in response to police violence. We are committed to organizing philanthropy on behalf of Black communities – now and for the long haul.
L.A. Governance Reform Project
We’re proud to join our colleagues in philanthropy to support the L.A. Governance Reform Project, an effort to review the City of Los Angeles’ governance structure and recommend reforms focused on transparency, accountability, and community representation. Led by a team of diverse, L.A.-based academics, the goal is to influence decision-making by LA City elected officials on a new system that removes politics out of the redistricting process. Learn more here.
The John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows Program
Named after the late civil rights leader and former Weingart Foundation Board Member, the John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows program aims to strengthen and develop current and emerging leaders to lead social and racial justice work that results in a more just and equitable Southern California region. Learn about eligibility and how to apply here. The deadline to apply is March 10, 2023.
Join Our Team
Our team is growing. Read about our current job openings here.
Understanding the California State Budget Process – March 2Partners of the Weingart Foundation are invited to participate in our upcoming learning opportunity. Members of the California Budget & Policy Center team will provide information about the state budget and why advocates, organizers, and funders should engage in budget policy and advocacy. Register today: http://bit.ly/3DS2xG6.
Call for Sessions for the 2023 Los Angeles Immigration Summit – Due March 6
Our partners, The California Community Foundation (CCF) & USC Equity Research Institute (USC ERI), invite you to submit a session proposal for the 2023 Immigration Summit: Our Future is Now! Investing in an Inclusive Los Angeles Region, which will be held in-person on June 27 – 28, 2023 in Los Angeles. Please submit your session proposals by Monday, March 6, 2023 5:00 p.m. PST.