Weingart Foundation Shifts Giving to Focus on Equity in Southern California
Last month, the Los Angeles-based Weingart Foundation released an update to its giving philosophy centered on efforts to mitigate systemic inequity in southern California. The Weingart Foundation has historically structured its charitable giving to support those nonprofits serving the underserved in the areas of human services and education through unrestricted operating grants and smaller program-specific grants.
Los Angeles County Creates Center for Strategic Public-Private Partnerships
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to create a philanthropy liaison within the recently formed Office of Child Protection called the Center for Strategic Public-Private Partnerships. The recommendation to create the center came from a group of philanthropists–the Foster Care Funders Collaborative–led by Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), a regional association representing over 200 grantmakers.