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

9Positive leader in the field7Worth the time to pitch5Builds relationships4"Gets" nonprofits and issues4Friendly3Gives more than money3Insightful3Likes site visits3Responsive3Repeat funding2Doesn't "get" nonprofits and issues2Culturally sensitive

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Weingart Foundation

Aug 29, 2019 1

Reviewer 4232 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

The Foundation changed its funding priorities several years ago and is now very narrowly focused on what they will fund. Under their equity lens, they are only interested in programs that will empower low-income individuals from underserved communities to be more successful.

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Positive leader in the field, Insightful

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Jan 22, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

Unless you can show direct services to low income communities or groups in LA County don't bother.

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Positive leader in the field, Friendly, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

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Apr 02, 2018

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Staff is very helpful. Offered suggestions for improving proposal and recommended actions going forward.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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