Founded in 1951 by Ben and Stella Weingart, the Weingart Foundation is a private, nonprofit grantmaking foundation supporting nonprofit organizations across six Southern California counties including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, and Ventura. Over the past 50 years, the Foundation has granted more than $950 million to support a variety of organizations addressing human service, health and educational needs. With assets over $750 million, the Foundation is proud to serve Southern California.
To build a better Southern California by supporting nonprofit organizations to more effectively serve the underserved.
Overarching Goal and Vision
The Weingart Foundation seeks to achieve inclusion and opportunity for all Southern Californians, especially for those who have historically been excluded due to their race, income level, gender, religion, immigration status, disability, age, sexual orientation, or zip code.
To achieve this goal, the Foundation’s grantmaking program and other support are designed to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations, collaboratives, and coalitions working to meet essential needs, expand opportunity and eliminate structural barriers to equity by building the community power required to sustain long-term prosperity. Our vision is:
- A robust network of nonprofits in Southern California working with individuals and communities facing the greatest barriers to opportunity, and
- Meaningful policy and systems change that advance racial, social and economic equity.