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Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy

The Weingart Foundation is proud to join 15 grantmakers across the country in the Presidents’ Council on Disability Inclusion in Philanthropy. Led by the Ford and Robert Wood Johnson foundations, the Council is a five-year, $10 million initiative to champion inclusion of people with disabilities in our own institutions, in grantmaking, and throughout the national philanthropic community. Grant funding will be multi-year unrestricted support to key U.S. organizations run by and for people with disabilities whose work will lead to transformation change.

For more than 20 years, the Weingart Foundation has supported efforts to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Over the past several years, however, the Foundation’s commitment to racial and socioeconomic equity has shifted our perspective to include a sharper definition of disability inclusion and rights. We look forward to joining with colleagues through the Presidents’ Council as we move towards incorporating a disability justice lens throughout our grantmaking and organizational practices.

Announcing the John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows

John W. Mack

The Weingart Foundation is pleased to announce our first group of John W. Mack Movement Building Fellows. These twelve outstanding individuals were selected to participate in the Foundation’s efforts to strengthen and empower the next generation of social justice and racial equity leaders in Los Angeles County. Fellows will receive leadership training, coaching, and peer learning over the next 18 months. The John W. Mack Movement Fellows program, named after the late civic leader who dedicated his life to social justice and activism, reflects our commitment to support the region’s social movement infrastructure by creating a robust network of leaders. To view the list of Fellows, click here.