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President’s Message
The Current Nonprofit Landscape: A Teleconference with Fred Ali

As the new year begins, I would like to invite leaders from the nonprofit community to join me for an open teleconference call on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 10-11:30 a.m. Feedback from nonprofits on this call will help inform the Foundation’s work as we develop our Program Plan for the upcoming fiscal year. We believe that foundations are most effective when we solicit and incorporate feedback from nonprofit organizations into our grantmaking strategies.
To read Fred’s full Message and to register for the teleconference, please click here


Vice President’s Message
Listening Out Loud — A Focus on Equity

Listening to nonprofits, grantees, and communities has always been a core value at the Weingart Foundation. Listening is especially important to us in this time following the August 2016 announcement of our full and long-term commitment to advancing social and economic equity. With this announcement, we also launched a year of intensive listening and learning in order to learn how people are responding to our initial plan and hear what suggestions they might have to strengthen our strategies around equity moving forward. To read Belen Vargas’ Vice President’s Message about what we’ve been hearing so far and how we’re responding, click here.