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

ACME Network
Support for ACME Animation: A Pathway to College and Careers for underserved youth

California Science Center Foundation
Support for California Science Center Foundation campaign

Dramatic Results
Support to expand Math In A Basket

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

Friends of Washington Prep Foundation
Support for Kids Helping Kids program

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

The Harmony Project
Support for Bringing our Community Program

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

Hollywood Beautification Team
Capital support for the land purchase and construction of a new facility

Inner-City Arts
Support to expand Inner-City Arts program

Japanese American National Museum
Support to strengthen the development department to maximize private fundraising capacity

Laguna Playhouse
Support for expansion of TheatreReach program to the Inland Empire

Lobero Theatre Foundation
Support for integrated ticketing/development software

Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation
Support for expansion of KidsVisions program

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

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

Saint Joseph Ballet Company
Support for building program and organizational capacity

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

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

Unusual Suspects Theatre Company
Support for salaries of new staff

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

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

Alliance For College-Ready Public Schools
Support for construction, renovation and/or purchase of three schools

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

Bright Prospect
Support to expand the Bright Prospect program

California Charter School Association
Support for the development of charter schools in the Inland Empire

Center For Urban Agriculture At Fairview Gardens
Support for farm-based educational programs

Century Community Charter School Inc
Support for the purchase of a Mobile Science Lab

Chapman University
Support to establish the Promising Futures program

City Year Los Angeles
Support to launch and develop a Los Angeles education and human services program

Claremont McKenna College
Support for the Middle School Public Debate program

College Bound - Dollars for Achievers
Support to establish the Parents First program

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

Educating Young Minds
Support for expansion of learning center

Foundation for Excellence in Education
Capital support for a construction and renovation school project

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

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

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Support for outreach program partnerships with Tiger Woods Learning Center

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

Inner City Education Foundation
Support for property aquisition, construction and renovation

Johns Hopkins University
Support to expand the Next Generation Venture Fund in Los Angeles

Larchmont Charter School
Support for start up cost for Larchmont Charter School

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

Loma Linda University
Capital support for the Centennial Complex and scholarship support for nursing students

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

Loyola Marymount University
Support for the Charter School Leadership Academy Initiative

National Conference for Community and Justice of Southern California
Support for expansion of Talking in Class program

Odyssey Charter School
Support for a new technology program

Oralingua School For The Hearing Impaired
Support to expand the Early Intervention program

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

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

Pueblo Nuevo Development
Support for the construction of a new early childhood education center

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
Support to expand the Educational Outreach Program

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

Saint Margaret of Scotland Episcopal School
Support for Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano outreach program

Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara
Support for the Financial Aid Outreach and Advising Program

Scripps College
Support for scholarship funding for students with high financial need

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

University of Southern California
Support for Urban Public Schools Initiative convening and evaluation

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

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

Westside Neighborhood School
Capital support for facility renovation

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

Whittier College
Support for student campus center and student internship program

Xavier College Preparatory High School
Capital support for new Xavier College Preparatory High School

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

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

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

AltaMed Health Services Corp
Support of the new health center in El Monte

American Indian Healing Center
Support for expansion of primary care medical services to Native Americans

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

Bishop Gooden Home
Capital support to renovate a new sober living facility

Catalyst Foundation for AIDS Awareness and Care
Support to purchase a new van and new computers

Child & Family Center
Capital support for facility expansion and new client information system

Child and Family Guidance Center
Support for the Community Resources Services

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

City of Hope
Support for the Patient and Family Resource Center

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

Community Health Alliance Of Pasadena
Support for health education program

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

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

Dream Foundation
Support for a Bilingual Outreach Program

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

Glendale Adventist Medical Center Foundation
Capital support for new patient tower and emergency department

Glendale Healthy Kids
Support for the implementation of the Health Education and Promotion Program

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

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

Midnight Mission
Support for the Preventative Health Services project

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

Mission Community Hospital
Capital support for the Health & Education Campus

New Beginnings Counseling Center
Support for the Life Skills/Parenting Training Program

Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Capital support for the Sun Valley Health Center

Northridge Hospital Foundation
Support to implement an emergency department information system

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

Providence St. Joseph Foundation
Capital support to establish an integrated cancer center

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

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Capital support to renovate the Isla Vista Clinic

John Tracy Clinic
Support for expansion and renovation of the Long Beach Center

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

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

Weingart Center Association
Support for preconstruction expenses of Leavey Center development

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

Wellness Community Valley/Ventura
Capital support for the Garden of Hope

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

American Red Cross, Greater Long Beach Chapter
Support for Community Emergency Preparedness Initiative

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

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

American Red Cross, Riverside County Chapter
Support for relocation costs

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

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

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

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Ventura County Inc
Support for the Operation Bigs program

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

Boy Scouts - Orange County Council
Capital support for Outdoor Education Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canyon Acres Children and Family Services
Capital support for the 25th anniversary campaign

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

Casa Teresa
Capital support for the Grand Street Infant Care Center

Casa Youth Shelter
Support for the Community Crisis Prevention Outreach Program

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

Central City Community Outreach
Support to add a development associate and improve fundraising activities

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

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

Children's Network International
Support for a portable generator

Church of Our Saviour
Support for new Kids' Campus Youth Center programming

City of Lakewood
Capital support for renovation of Weingart Senior Center

Community Action Partnership of Kern
Support for Kern County Freeze Relief Coalition

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

Coro Southern California
Support for the ONE LA TEEN Youth Fellowship Program

Covenant House California
Support for a capacity building project

Desert Community Foundation
Support for Farm Workers Emergency Assistance Fund

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

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

Exposition Park Intergenerational Community Center
Support to implement the recommendations of the La Piana study

Support to develop a conceptual design plan to develop and utilize the fields directly across from the Center

Family Service Association of Western Riverside County
Support for Mead Valley Youth Leadership program

Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara
Support to expand the fund development program

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

Guide Dogs of the Desert International
Support to expand the Guide Dog program

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

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

Capital support for the Youth Moving On Campaign

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

Hollenbeck Police Activities League
Support for the Learning & Leadership Development Center

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

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

Homeboy Industries
Capital support for new facility

Immaculate Heart Community
Capital support for new facility for the Blythe Street Project

Interface Community
Support for a fund development program

Jewish Family Service of Orange County
Support for the Older Adult Services Fund Development Project

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

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

JWCH Medical Clinic
Support for the expanded NETVan transportation program

Salary support for a Chief Operating Officer

LA'S Best
Support for Adventures in Peacemaking

Legal Aid Foundation Of Santa Barbara County
Support for the Housing Advocacy Project

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

Los Angeles Community Design Center
Support to expand and enhance the Resident Services Program

Los Angeles House of Ruth
Support for purchase of a new transitional shelter house

Los Angeles Police Foundation
Support for Cops on Bikes and the Juvenile Impact Program

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

Capital support for installation of synthetic turf and field lighting at Vista Hermosa Park

MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity)
Capital support for construction of new facility

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

Capital support to purchase updated computer software equipment

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

Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services
Support for Optimist Aquatic Center

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

Orange County Community Housing Corporation
Support for Stepping UP Program

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

Para Los Ninos
General support of service program

Support for Peace4Kids Emancipation Services Program

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

Penny Lane
Capital support for the Antelope Valley Family Center

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

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

Proyecto Pastoral
Support for IMPACTO (Imaginando Mañana Pico-Aliso Community Team Outreach)

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

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

Saint Francis Center
Support for increased development efforts

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

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

Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
Capital support for Within Our Reach capital campaign

Serving People in Need
Support for Guided Assistance to Permanent Placement program

Solvang Friendship House
Capital support for the Secure the Vision Campaign

South County Outreach
Support for Homeless Prevention Program expansion

South County Senior Services
Support for construction of a new Senior Center in San Clemente

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

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

Taller San Jose
Support for Gang Prevention/Intervention Initiative
General support of service program

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

THINK Together
Support for Prop. 49 capacity building project

Thomas House Temporary Shelter
Support to create a Development Department

Union Rescue Mission
Capital support to purchase and renovate Hope Gardens Family Center

Union Station Foundation
General support of service program

United Friends Of The Children
Support for expansion costs of alumni services

United States Adaptive Recreation Center
Support to increase the Outreach Coordinator position to full-time

Unity Shoppe
Capital support for facility improvements and a truck

Venice Community Housing Corporation
Support to purchase a 14-unit building in Mar Vista

Ventura County Community Foundation
Support to expand the work of the Community Disaster/Freeze Fund

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

Women At Work
Support to build and enhance its technological systems capacity

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

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

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

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

YWCA - Glendale
Capital support for the rehabilitation of Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter

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

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

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation
Capital improvement support for Mercado La Paloma

Foundation Center
Multi-year support for the programs and services at the Foundation Center

Friends of the Observatory
Capital support for educational exhibits at the Griffith Observatory

Human Interaction Research Institute
Support for start-up funding to establish Valley Nonprofit Resources

Independent Sector
Support for the 2007 Independent Sector Annual Conference in Los Angeles

Santa Barbara Foundation
Support to conduct a study of nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in Santa Barbara

UCLA School of Public Affairs
Support for study of Inland Empire's nonprofit sector

Ventura County Community Foundation
Support for building the capacity of Ventura County nonprofits

Western Justice Center Foundation
Capital support for renovation of Maxwell House

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