Weingart Foundation

Location: 1055 W 7th St Ste 3200, Los Angeles, 90017 CA

EIN: 95-6054814

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Top descriptors for this funder

7Worth the time to pitch6Positive leader in the field4Builds relationships3Repeat funding2Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues2"Gets" nonprofits and issues2Gives more than money2Likes site visits2Responsive2Friendly1Bureaucratic1Culturally incompetent

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Weingart Foundation

Feb 09, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Very helpful staff in terms of helping you structure the proposal. They guided us as to how to write certain objectives and goals.

Pros

Positive leader in the field, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, Responsive

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Nov 09, 2017

Reviewer 716 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

It is worth the effort to try.

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Oct 23, 2017 1

Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

You need to know someone to be able to succeed with this foundation

Cons

Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Difficult to work with, Bureaucratic

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Aug 17, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

It was difficult to get funded through this funder. Couple of years - no success.

Cons

Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues, Culturally incompetent

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Aug 16, 2017

Reviewer 507 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

Communicate. They are helpful and will let you know what works in a given funding cycle before application is finished.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Jul 10, 2017 1

Grant Applicant

Like most foundations, they are up to their eyeballs in applicants, and they push you (HARD) to get through the first doors. It's worth it, as once you get through, you've passed their muster, and they consider you worthy of ongoing support. Plus, they are interested in making general op grants, which are the best, and rarest grants in our field.

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Gives more than money

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Jun 30, 2017

Reviewer 889 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

They make themselves very accessible via phone as well as via community forums (i.e. Meet the Funders events). Review their web site, because they're good about posting recent learnings, trends, and their strategy.

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Positive leader in the field, Friendly, Responsive

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Jun 22, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

They actually listen. That doesn't mean they don't have their own agenda. But they really do believe that nonprofits know what they're talking about, especially when it comes to their own organizations. So think carefully about what you really need because they will actually listn.

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Positive leader in the field, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

it's difficult to get money from this funder - but you should always try. They are a great foundation.

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2010

they are great to apply to, they are fair and reasonable but you better have your finances in order.

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Worth the time to pitch, Repeat funding, Friendly

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