The Weingart Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation, recently awarded 64 grants totaling over $8.7 million to organizations advancing racial justice, providing critical services, and building political power in underserved communities. ... read more »
The Weingart Foundation today announced $8 million in grants and investments supporting organizations across Southern California addressing crucial needs in communities of color.
The investments strengthen nonprofit infrastructure in communities and target resources in addressing structural inequities and systemic racism, according to the foundation, which said the grants and program-related investments are the first round of funding for the foundation for fiscal year 2022. ... read more »
Last week, philanthropic organizations and other funders joined hands to launch the California Black Freedom Fund (CBFF), a new $100 million initiative that will provide resources to Black-led organizations in the state of California over the next five years. ... read more »
Following historic lows in gun violence, the month of May saw an alarming spike in violent crime. Unwilling to accept the rise in violence, including the murder of South Los Angeles’ beloved Nipsey Hussle, Counclimember Marqueece Harris-Dawson launched a robust effort to address the root causes and effects of gun violence in South L.A. Traditionally, the summer tends to display an increase in violence. This summer program meets residents where they are with the resources they need to deal with trauma and intervenes to prevent youth from joining gangs and continuing cycles of violence.
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A prominent leader wherever he went, Mack was well known for his transformative work with the Los Angeles Urban League, which he revitalized and used to aid 100,000 people annually. He made a tremendous impact on the Los Angeles community and others around the nation. His legacy stretches from Washington, D.C. to Michigan, from Atlanta to North Carolina. Mack’s activism and dedication to improving the livelihood of others was mentioned throughout the service. ... read more »