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Q&A With Two 2019 John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows

The inaugural cohort of the John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows participated in their last convening in early December 2020. The Weingart Foundation had the opportunity to ask Fellows Janel Bailey and Cheyenne Reynoso what they would want share with others about their experience as a John W. Mack Fellow. Here’s what they had to say.

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Leading Boldly: A Generation of Change at the Weingart Foundation

Fred Ali, former President and C.E.O. of the Weingart Foundation and Monica Lozano, Weingart Foundation Board Member, joined Jim Ferris, Director of the U.S.C. Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy for a conversation on the changes that have unfolded at the Foundation over the last two decades.

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Unrestricted Operating Support: Q&A with Joyce Ybarra, Director of Learning

At the Weingart Foundation, we consistently hear from nonprofits that unrestricted support is vital to achieving their missions. In order to deepen our understanding of the impact of our Unrestricted Operating Support grantmaking, we developed a series of case profiles that detail the work. Joyce Ybarra, Director of Learning, highlighted her main takeaways from this research.

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Program Related Investment Fund: Q&A with Rosa Benitez, Senior Program Officer

The Weingart Foundation is committed to advancing fairness, inclusion, and opportunity for all Southern Californians. As part of this work, we formalized our Program Related Investment (P.R.I.) Fund, which allows us to expand the impact and scale of our grantmaking through low-interest loans. Rosa Benitez, Senior Program Officer, shared her perspective on the Foundation’s approach to P.R.I.s.

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