Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Message from Miguel A. Santana, President and C.E.O.
January 27, 2023
During difficult times, we turn to community for healing and strength. We are grateful to be inspired each and every day by our community partners and their tremendous effort to provide critical services, build community power, and transform unjust systems. We invite you to learn more about our partners by reading about our latest round of funding.
Investing in the Next Generation of Leaders
Young people today are leading the way in building a just and equitable future. We recently wrapped up the Youth Organizing Capacity Building Initiative, a collaborative effort with partner funders aimed at strengthening the ability of our community partners to lead youth organizing programs and establishing a peer learning community. Check out what we’ve learned and watch this video recap of the initiative: Youth Organizing Capacity Building Initiative Recap.
In step with our commitment to investing in future leaders, we’re proud to share that the applications for the John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows Program are now open. 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 movement 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.
President & C.E.O.
Recent President’s Messages
Message from Miguel A. Santana, President and C.E.O.: Celebrating Partnerships
Feb 14, 2022
Celebrating New Partnerships
Message from Miguel A. Santana, President & C.E.O.: In the Wake of Injustice
Nov 19, 2021
The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse is both unbelievable and believable.
Message from Miguel A. Santana, President & C.E.O.: Reflections and Looking Ahead—The F.Y. 2022 Program Plan
Jul 21, 2021
I joined the Weingart Foundation as President and C.E.O. this past January with a strong appreciation for the role the Foundation plays in combating the historic and chronic barriers that have resulted in an inequitable Southern California.
Message from Miguel A. Santana, President & C.E.O.: Reflection
Apr 26, 2021
I remember the first time I felt like an American. On my way cross country to New England to begin my graduate program, I stopped at Port Huron, Michigan to an address handwritten on the back of a black and white photograph of my paternal grandparents. In the 1920s it was the home of Victoria and José Santana.
Message from Miguel A. Santana, President & C.E.O.: Anti-Asian Racism and Violence Hurts Us All
Mar 19, 2021
On March 16, a shooter killed eight people in Atlanta; six of the victims were identified as Asian and seven were women. At least four of the people killed were of Korean descent. The Weingart Foundation stands with communities in our collective grief and outrage at these tragic deaths. We condemn the anti-Asian racism that has led to increased hate speech and violence against Asian American communities.
Message from Fred Ali, President & C.E.O.: With Gratitude and Thoughts for the Future
Feb 10, 2021
This is my last President’s message, and over the past few days, I have been trying to figure out what to write. Probably overthinking things, because more than anything else, I want to express my profound gratitude to our nonprofit and cross sector partners, my colleagues in philanthropy, and the Board and staff of the Weingart Foundation.