Black Alliance for Just Immigration


Updates from the Weingart Foundation

Message from Our Board Chair, Monica Lozano

As chair of the Board of the Weingart Foundation, I invite you to view this video for an update on the search process for the next President and C.E.O.of the Weingart Foundation.

As we’ve shared, the Board is committed to conducting a search process that is transparent and inclusive. For that reason, we retained Koya Partners’ Managing Director, Michelle Bonoan, to lead the search on our behalf. We feel that the input from board, staff, and external stakeholders are fully represented in the President and C.E.O. Candidate Profile which you can find here.

Webinar: You’re Invited to Learn More about Demographics via Candid

The Weingart Foundation is a proud supporter of Demographics via Candid. This initiative enables nonprofits to share their demographic data one time on their Candid profile, where it can be accessed and reviewed in an open and transparent way for all users with the consent of non-profit participants.

Join us on March 12, 2024 at 11am PST for a webinar featuring

  • Ann Mei Chang, CEO, Candid
  • Dr. Akilah Watkins, President and CEO, Independent Sector
  • Cat Clerkin, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Research & Insights, Candid
  • Joyce Ybarra, Interim Vice President, Programs, Weingart Foundation
  • Huilan Krenn, Director of Learning and Impact, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Recent Newsletters

Reflecting on a Year of Growth and Continued Commitment to Equity

As we look back at this year, we reflect on a year of growth and continued commitment to building power and movements for equity and justice throughout Southern California. We are proud to work alongside our nonprofit, philanthropic, and community partners to advance a bold and inclusive agenda for racial justice in our region.

Message from Weingart Board Chair, Monica Lozano

Earlier this fall, our former President and C.E.O., Miguel Santana transition into the role of President and C.E.O. of the California Community Foundation, one of our long-standing partners in philanthropy. At the time of his departure, the Board named Joanna Jackson, our VP of Programs, interim-C.E.O. and I am pleased to say that the transition has been a smooth one.

Message from Miguel A. Santana and Joanna S. Jackson

This is a time of transition: Today we mark Miguel’s last day at the Weingart Foundation, and Joanna’s first as Interim President and C.E.O. Effective October 16, Miguel takes the helm of the California Community Foundation as its President and C.E.O. As we note this moment in the trajectory of both foundations, we also take the opportunity to look back at F.Y. 2023 and share some highlights of the work that we accomplished together.

Updates from The Weingart Foundation May 2023

The Weingart Foundation Honors the Legacy of Pioneering Leader Gloria Molina, 2023 Weingart Planning Conference, TruEvolution, Palm Springs Section 14 Survivors, Impact Investing Highlights, Read About Our Latest Round of Funding, ICYMI: Weingart Social Highlights

Update from The Weingart Foundation February 2023

Honor Black Lives Through Action, L.A. Governance Reform Project, The John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows Program, Join Our Team, Understanding the California State Budget Process – March 2 and Call for Sessions for the 2023 Los Angeles Immigration Summit – Due March 6

Update from The Weingart Foundation December 2022

New Leadership Brings New Opportunities; 10 Ideas for Fixing Los Angeles; New Report Finds Significant High Levels of Burnout, Mental Health and Financial Challenges Amongst Staff in Immigrant Rights Movement