2007 Annual Report
Grant Awards
Ben Weingart
The Year in Review
Initiatives
Grant Awards
Financial Highlights

ARTS & CULTURE
ACME Network
Support for ACME Animation: A Pathway to College and Careers for underserved youth
$200,000

California Science Center Foundation
Support for California Science Center Foundation campaign
$3,000,000

Dramatic Results
Support to expand Math In A Basket
$50,000

Eagle Rock Community Cultural Association
Support to strengthen administrative capacity in order to expand and improve overall programming
$50,000

Friends of Washington Prep Foundation
Support for Kids Helping Kids program
$40,000

Greenway Arts Alliance
Support for new and enhanced visual and performing arts programs serving students at LAUSD high schools
$50,000

The Harmony Project
Support for Bringing our Community Program
$50,000

The HeArt Project
Support to expand the workshop coordinator's position and for additional program expenses
$40,000

Hollywood Beautification Team
Capital support for the land purchase and construction of a new facility
$75,000

Inner-City Arts
Support to expand Inner-City Arts program
$60,000

Japanese American National Museum
Support to strengthen the development department to maximize private fundraising capacity
$250,000

Laguna Playhouse
Support for expansion of TheatreReach program to the Inland Empire
$75,000

Lobero Theatre Foundation
Support for integrated ticketing/development software
$50,000

Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation
Support for expansion of KidsVisions program
$30,000

Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History Foundation
Gift in honor of William D. Schulte to support the Educational Partnership Initiative, Weekends at NHM, and Living Dinosaurs
$500,000

Orange County Outdoor Science Foundation
Capital support for renovation of Rancho Sonado natural outdoor education site
$150,000

Saint Joseph Ballet Company
Support for building program and organizational capacity
$300,000

Southwest Chamber Music Society
Support for a capacity building project to expand and enhance music education programs
$150,000

TreePeople, Inc.
Support to increase educational programming throughout the City/County of Los Angeles, with a focus on low-income areas
$1,000,000

Unusual Suspects Theatre Company
Support for salaries of new staff
$75,000

Venice Arts In Neighborhoods
Support to expand and enhance the art education program targeting intermediate and advanced students
$100,000

In addition, another 23 grants, each under $25,000, were made in this category for a total of $195,500

Category total: 44 grants made for a total of $6,490,500


EDUCATION
Alliance For College-Ready Public Schools
Support for construction, renovation and/or purchase of three schools
$2,500,000

Bishop Mora Salesian High School
Support for a high school scholarship program for low-income students
$40,000

Bright Prospect
Support to expand the Bright Prospect program
$90,000

California Charter School Association
Support for the development of charter schools in the Inland Empire
$800,000

Center For Urban Agriculture At Fairview Gardens
Support for farm-based educational programs
$30,000

Century Community Charter School Inc
Support for the purchase of a Mobile Science Lab
$100,000

Chapman University
Support to establish the Promising Futures program
$100,000

City Year Los Angeles
Support to launch and develop a Los Angeles education and human services program
$750,000

Claremont McKenna College
Support for the Middle School Public Debate program
$42,000

College Bound - Dollars for Achievers
Support to establish the Parents First program
$120,000

Desert Sands Unified School District
Special initiative support for a three-year, district-wide project to integrate technology into daily instruction and operations
$1,084,325

Educating Young Minds
Support for expansion of learning center
$200,000

Foundation for Excellence in Education
Capital support for a construction and renovation school project
$100,000

Glendale College Foundation
Capital support to construct a Health Sciences and Technology building for the nursing program
$200,000

Go For Broke National Education Center
Support for the Hanashi Oral History Program's Transcription project
$45,000

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Support for outreach program partnerships with Tiger Woods Learning Center
$30,000

Inglewood Unified School District
Special initiative support for a three-year project to build capacity and improve instructional proficiency in mathematics
$750,000

Inner City Education Foundation
Support for property aquisition, construction and renovation
$2,500,000

Johns Hopkins University
Support to expand the Next Generation Venture Fund in Los Angeles
$420,000

Larchmont Charter School
Support for start up cost for Larchmont Charter School
$150,000

Lennox School District
Special initiative support to design, pilot and implement a district-wide supplemental intervention program focused on English language learners
$1,074,500

Loma Linda University
Capital support for the Centennial Complex and scholarship support for nursing students
$750,000

Los Angeles Unified School District
Capital support for installation and build-out of bungalow at Coeur D'Alene Elementary
$30,000

Loyola Marymount University
Support for the Charter School Leadership Academy Initiative
$1,026,026

National Conference for Community and Justice of Southern California
Support for expansion of Talking in Class program
$75,000

Odyssey Charter School
Support for a new technology program
$100,000

Oralingua School For The Hearing Impaired
Support to expand the Early Intervention program
$100,000

Pasadena Educational Foundation
Support to add a standards-based Expressive Arts Program into the child development program
$80,000

Pomona Unified School District
Special initiative support for a three-year project to develop, implement, refine and expand a principal accountability system
$850,000

Pueblo Nuevo Development
Support for the construction of a new early childhood education center
$500,000

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
Support to expand the Educational Outreach Program
$90,000

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Los Angeles Unit
Support to expand Adopt-A-District Program serving learning disabled students
$90,000

Saint Margaret of Scotland Episcopal School
Support for Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano outreach program
$25,000

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Support for the Financial Aid Outreach and Advising Program
$60,000

Scripps College
Support for scholarship funding for students with high financial need
$300,000

University of Redlands
Capital support for new Fine Arts and Art History facilities and expansion of theatre complex
$350,000

University of Southern California
Support for Urban Public Schools Initiative convening and evaluation
$340,406

Volunteers of America
Support to cover the initial operating costs of Girls Inc. as a new program of VOALA
$90,000

Watts Learning Center Foundation
Capital support for the building of a new facility and the renovation of an existing structure
$750,000

Westside Neighborhood School
Capital support for facility renovation
$75,000

Westview School
Support toward the purchase, renovation, furnishings, moving costs and equipment
$150,000

Whittier College
Support for student campus center and student internship program
$675,000

Xavier College Preparatory High School
Capital support for new Xavier College Preparatory High School
$750,000

In addition, another 49 grants, each under $25,000, were made in this category for a total of $405,347

Category total: 92 grants made for a total of $18,787,604


HEALTH
AIDS Service Center, Inc.
Support to expand the SHARE education and prevention program for youth
$50,000

Alcott Center for Mental Health Services
Support to hire a development director and purchase donor tracking software
$75,000

AltaMed Health Services Corp
Support of the new health center in El Monte
$150,000

American Indian Healing Center
Support for expansion of primary care medical services to Native Americans
$49,700

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, California Chapter
Support for Breathmobile® expansion
$100,000

Bishop Gooden Home
Capital support to renovate a new sober living facility
$50,000

Catalyst Foundation for AIDS Awareness and Care
Support to purchase a new van and new computers
$50,000

Child & Family Center
Capital support for facility expansion and new client information system
$200,000

Child and Family Guidance Center
Support for the Community Resources Services
$300,000

Child Abuse Listening & Mediation, Inc.
Support for the Infant-Parent Psychotherapy Program
$70,000

City of Hope
Support for the Patient and Family Resource Center
$200,000

Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County
Continuation grant for management of Skid Row Homeless Healthcare Initiative
$205,020

Community Health Alliance Of Pasadena
Support for health education program
$100,000

Community Partners
Support for L.A. Health Action study related to the Skid Row Homeless Healthcare Initiative
$35,000

Down Syndrome Association of Orange County
Support for a two-year project to strengthen the organization's capacity and scope
$150,000

Dream Foundation
Support for a Bilingual Outreach Program
$30,000

East Valley Community Health Center, Inc.
Capital support to build a new 25,000 sq. ft. health clinic
$850,000

Glendale Adventist Medical Center Foundation
Capital support for new patient tower and emergency department
$400,000

Glendale Healthy Kids
Support for the implementation of the Health Education and Promotion Program
$50,000

Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic
Support for a capital improvement project that involves the creation of 25 ergonomic workstations
$50,000

Memorial Medical Center Foundation
Capital support for new patient tower to expand children's healthcare services
$750,000

Midnight Mission
Support for the Preventative Health Services project
$70,000

Mission City Community Network
Support for a 12-passenger van to provide transportation services for patients
$35,000

Mission Community Hospital
Capital support for the Health & Education Campus
$250,000

New Beginnings Counseling Center
Support for the Life Skills/Parenting Training Program
$50,000

Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Capital support for the Sun Valley Health Center
$100,000

Northridge Hospital Foundation
Support to implement an emergency department information system
$200,000

Our House, Inc.
Support for the expansion of grief support services in the San Fernando Valley
$60,000

Providence St. Joseph Foundation
Capital support to establish an integrated cancer center
$400,000

Realistic Education In Action Coalition To Foster Health
Support to formalize the Department of Social Enterprise for Youth program
$30,000

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Capital support to renovate the Isla Vista Clinic
$50,000

John Tracy Clinic
Support for expansion and renovation of the Long Beach Center
$27,635

The Villa Center, Inc.
Support for program expansion in Lavinia's Place
$35,000

VIP Community Mental Health Center
Capital support for youth services and an elder abuse forensic center
$150,000

Weingart Center Association
Support for preconstruction expenses of Leavey Center development
$291,500

Wellness Community - Foothills
Support for increased marketing and outreach, enhanced fundraising activities, and program expansion
$150,000

Wellness Community Valley/Ventura
Capital support for the Garden of Hope
$50,000

In addition, another 24 grants, each under $25,000, were made in this category for a total of $171,500

Category total: 62 grants made for a total of $6,035,355


HUMAN SERVICES
American Red Cross, Greater Long Beach Chapter
Support for Community Emergency Preparedness Initiative
$50,000

American Red Cross, Los Angeles Chapter
Support for the Disaster Readiness Campaign
$2,000,000

Gift made in honor of William D. Schulte for the development of a main Emergency Operations Center
$500,000

American Red Cross, Riverside County Chapter
Support for relocation costs
$100,000

Arc of Southeast Los Angeles County
Support for a multi-year organizational capacity building project through the Developmental Disabilities Initiative
$521,720

Association for Retarded Citizens Ventura County
Support for a multi-year organizational capacity building project through the Developmental Disabilities Initiative
$400,000

Beyond Shelter
Support to establish the Neighborhood Resource Center located in the new Broadway Village II affordable housing development
$150,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles & the Inland Empire
Funding for South Los Angeles Cluster Pilot Project
$300,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Ventura County Inc
Support for the Operation Bigs program
$35,000

Boy Scouts - Los Angeles Area Council
Gift made in honor of William D. Schulte to provide start-up funding for the development of eight new inner-city troops and equipment
$500,000

Boy Scouts - Orange County Council
Capital support for Outdoor Education Center
$1,000,000

Boys & Girls Club, Carson
Support for expansion of Scottsdale after-school program
$50,000

Boys & Girls Club, Palm Springs/Pathfinder Ranch
Support for Dining Hall and Conference Center conversion and renovation project
$250,000

Boys & Girls Club, Pasadena
Support to hire a full-time Vice President of Development
$90,000

Boys & Girls Club, Santa Barbara
Support for hiring a full-time development director
$60,000

Boys & Girls Club, Santa Clarita Valley
Support for the Triple Play program
$35,000

Boys & Girls Club, Simi Valley
Capital support for facility renovations and equipment
$35,000

Boys & Girls Club, Ventura
Support to open a new facility in Oakview
$50,000

Boys & Girls Club, West Valley
Support to add three new staff and fund additional equipment and supplies for the Club's expansion
$75,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of America - LA Alliance
Support for LA Alliance Donor Relations and Cultivation Program, Phase II
$200,000

Braille Institute of America, Inc.
Support to establish "El Poder sin Ver" (Ability without Seeing)
$400,000

Camp Laurel Foundation, Inc.
Support for Camp Laurel Life Enhancement program serving 30 HIV/AIDS diagnosed youth
$30,000

Canyon Acres Children and Family Services
Capital support for the 25th anniversary campaign
$300,000

Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation Foundation
Capital support for a 10-bed expansion at Casa Colina Apple Valley residential facility
$100,000

Casa Teresa
Capital support for the Grand Street Infant Care Center
$146,336

Casa Youth Shelter
Support for the Community Crisis Prevention Outreach Program
$75,000

Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
Support for expansion of Family Life Services at the Elizabeth Ann Seton Emergency Shelter
$90,000

Central City Community Outreach
Support to add a development associate and improve fundraising activities
$70,000

Central City Lutheran Mission
Support primary health care services, case management, and expansion of after-school programming
$250,000

Child Development Consortium Of Los Angeles Inc
Support for the Hart Village Early Education Center project
$200,000

Children's Network International
Support for a portable generator
$25,000

Church of Our Saviour
Support for new Kids' Campus Youth Center programming
$271,000

City of Lakewood
Capital support for renovation of Weingart Senior Center
$50,000

Community Action Partnership of Kern
Support for Kern County Freeze Relief Coalition
$75,000

Community Build
For implementation of “Youth Options” gang prevention/intervention project in South Central Los Angeles
$35,000

Coro Southern California
Support for the ONE LA TEEN Youth Fellowship Program
$50,000

Covenant House California
Support for a capacity building project
$500,000

Desert Community Foundation
Support for Farm Workers Emergency Assistance Fund
$75,000

Downtown Women's Center, Los Angeles
Capacity building support for financial, fundraising, and program design systems
$128,700

Elizabeth House
Support for the purchase, renovation and additions to a shelter for homeless pregnant women and their children
$82,663

Exposition Park Intergenerational Community Center
Support to implement the recommendations of the La Piana study
$90,000

Support to develop a conceptual design plan to develop and utilize the fields directly across from the Center
$85,000

Family Service Association of Western Riverside County
Support for Mead Valley Youth Leadership program
$54,175

Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara
Support to expand the fund development program
$45,000

Goodwill Industries of Southern California
Support to expand the Child Watch Center programs and launch a career program for older adults
$80,000

Guide Dogs of the Desert International
Support to expand the Guide Dog program
$31,153

Habitat for Humanity - San Gabriel Valley
Capital support to construct 11 high-density condominiums in the City of Glendale
$220,000

Hart Community Homes
Support to increase the ability of the organization to generate funds to support programs and services
$75,000

Hillsides
Capital support for the Youth Moving On Campaign
$250,000

Hillview Acres Children's Home
Capital support for "Mending Hearts - Building Hope" capital campaign
$500,000

Hollenbeck Police Activities League
Support for the Learning & Leadership Development Center
$75,000

Home Ownership for Personal Empowerment
Capital support to repair and remodel a recently purchased 1,500 square foot duplex in Long Beach
$93,350

Home Ownership Made Easy
Support for a multi-year organizational capacity building project through the Developmental Disabilities Initiative
$400,000

Homeboy Industries
Capital support for new facility
$1,000,000

Immaculate Heart Community
Capital support for new facility for the Blythe Street Project
$200,000

Interface Community
Support for a fund development program
$150,000

Jewish Family Service of Orange County
Support for the Older Adult Services Fund Development Project
$25,000

Jewish Vocational Service
Support for the Assessment Center Career Exploration and Placement Transition (ACCEPT) program
$50,000

Junior Achievement of Southern California, Inc.
Support for JA Finance Park learning facility
$250,000

JWCH Medical Clinic
Support for the expanded NETVan transportation program
$60,000

KIDWORKS
Salary support for a Chief Operating Officer
$50,000

LA'S Best
Support for Adventures in Peacemaking
$150,000

Legal Aid Foundation Of Santa Barbara County
Support for the Housing Advocacy Project
$75,000

Long Beach BLAST-Better Learning After School Today
Support for expansion funds for AMP Northpointe Housing Development
$84,000

Los Angeles Community Design Center
Support to expand and enhance the Resident Services Program
$200,000

Los Angeles House of Ruth
Support for purchase of a new transitional shelter house
$100,000

Los Angeles Police Foundation
Support for Cops on Bikes and the Juvenile Impact Program
$450,000

Los Angeles Unified School District
Capital support toward the installation of a synthetic field at Banning Senior High School
$150,000

Capital support for installation of synthetic turf and field lighting at Vista Hermosa Park
$250,000

MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity)
Capital support for construction of new facility
$250,000

Mothers' Club Community Center, Inc.
Support to purchase and renovate a child development center
$500,000

OPARC
Capital support to purchase updated computer software equipment
$36,095

Operation Safehouse, Inc.
Capital support to build a new emergency shelter facility in the Coachella Valley
$500,000

Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services
Support for Optimist Aquatic Center
$50,000

Options - A Child Care and Human Services Agency
Capital support to renovate an abandoned school in Pomona that would serve as a preschool
$250,000

Orange County Community Housing Corporation
Support for Stepping UP Program
$100,000

Pacific Asian Consortium In Employment
Support to establish a financial education program for low income families
$47,500

Para Los Ninos
General support of service program
$25,000

Peace4Kids
Support for Peace4Kids Emancipation Services Program
$75,000

Pediatric Therapy Network
Support for a multi-year organizational capacity building project through the Developmental Disabilities Initiative
$75,000

Penny Lane
Capital support for the Antelope Valley Family Center
$500,000

People Who Care Youth Center
Support toward a two-phased capital project to create a new and larger program facility
$250,000

Project Independence
Support for a multi-year organizational capacity building project through the Developmental Disabilities Initiative
$120,000

Proyecto Pastoral
Support for IMPACTO (Imaginando Mañana Pico-Aliso Community Team Outreach)
$50,000

Ride On
Support for a multi-year organizational capacity building project through the Developmental Disabilities Initiative
$150,000

Saint Anne's Maternity Home
Support for start-up costs of Family-Based Services program
$75,000

Saint Francis Center
Support for increased development efforts
$75,000

Salem Christian Homes
Capital support for the building purchase and interior renovation of the new Ministry/Administration Center
$135,000

San Fernando Valley Association for the Retarded, Inc.
Support for a multi-year organizational capacity building project through the Developmental Disabilities Initiative
$163,650

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Capital support for Within Our Reach capital campaign
$750,000

Serving People in Need
Support for Guided Assistance to Permanent Placement program
$25,000

Solvang Friendship House
Capital support for the Secure the Vision Campaign
$225,000

South County Outreach
Support for Homeless Prevention Program expansion
$30,000

South County Senior Services
Support for construction of a new Senior Center in San Clemente
$100,000

Special Olympics - Southern California, Inc.
Support for a multi-year organizational capacity building project through the Developmental Disabilities Initiative
$500,000

Step up on Second Street Inc.
Capital support for a new permanent housing facility in Santa Monica for individuals with mental illness
$400,000

Taller San Jose
Support for Gang Prevention/Intervention Initiative
$750,000
General support of service program
$25,000

Team Prime Time, Inc.
Support to expand after-school program
$75,000

THINK Together
Support for Prop. 49 capacity building project
$200,000

Thomas House Temporary Shelter
Support to create a Development Department
$60,000

Union Rescue Mission
Capital support to purchase and renovate Hope Gardens Family Center
$1,000,000

Union Station Foundation
General support of service program
$25,000

United Friends Of The Children
Support for expansion costs of alumni services
$75,000

United States Adaptive Recreation Center
Support to increase the Outreach Coordinator position to full-time
$45,000

Unity Shoppe
Capital support for facility improvements and a truck
$75,000

Venice Community Housing Corporation
Support to purchase a 14-unit building in Mar Vista
$200,000

Ventura County Community Foundation
Support to expand the work of the Community Disaster/Freeze Fund
$75,000

Villa Esperanza
Support for a multi-year organizational capacity building project through the Developmental Disabilities Initiative
$830,000

Women At Work
Support to build and enhance its technological systems capacity
$50,000

Women's and Children's Crisis Shelter
Support for the expansion of the Children's Program at a 30-day emergency shelter
$50,000

Work Training Programs, Inc.
Support for a multi-year organizational capacity building project
$80,000

Worksite Wellness LA
Support for the enhancement of the worksite health education program through the addition of a policy education component
$50,000

YMCA - Metropolitan Los Angeles
Capital support for the construction of new branch facilities in the Antelope Valley and Wilshire Center/Koreatown
$1,270,000

YWCA - Glendale
Capital support for the rehabilitation of Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter
$50,000

YWCA - Harbor Area
Support for the renovation of a new site location for expansion of childcare services
$40,000

In addition, another 82, each under $25,000, were made in this category for a total of $808,489

Category total: 199 grants made for a total of $25,888,831


PUBLIC & SOCIETY BENEFIT
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
Capital improvement support for Mercado La Paloma
$300,000

Foundation Center
Multi-year support for the programs and services at the Foundation Center
$90,000

Friends of the Observatory
Capital support for educational exhibits at the Griffith Observatory
$500,000

Human Interaction Research Institute
Support for start-up funding to establish Valley Nonprofit Resources
$100,000

Independent Sector
Support for the 2007 Independent Sector Annual Conference in Los Angeles
$50,000

Santa Barbara Foundation
Support to conduct a study of nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in Santa Barbara
$45,000

UCLA School of Public Affairs
Support for study of Inland Empire's nonprofit sector
$40,240

Ventura County Community Foundation
Support for building the capacity of Ventura County nonprofits
$150,000

Western Justice Center Foundation
Capital support for renovation of Maxwell House
$100,000

In addition, another 12 grants, each under $25,000, were made in this category for a total of $115,393

Category total: 21 grants made for a total of $1,490,633

Less Adjustments to Previously Approved Grants $837,000

Grand Total for all categories $57,855,923