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Weingart Foundation


Last profile update: 08/24/2017
Last grant data update: 11/21/2017

At A Glance

Weingart Foundation

1055 W. 7th St., Ste. 3200

Los Angeles, CA United States 90017-2305

Telephone: (213) 688-7799


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Incorporated in 1951 in CA - Founded by the late Ben and Stella Weingart. Ben Weingart was the real estate developer who, along with Louis Boyar and Mark Taper, was credited with the creation of the "instant city" of Lakewood, CA, that was, along with Levittown, NY, the archetypal post-World War II American suburb.

Purpose and Activities

To build a better Southern California by supporting nonprofit organizations to more effectively serve the underserved. In order to achieve this mission and advance equity, the Foundation will use a number of different strategies: Provide grants and other support designed to improve the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations working in the areas of health, human services, and education for people and communities who currently face the most obstacles to opportunity. Give highest priority to organizations working to provide greater access, resources, and opportunities in low-income communities, including for those whose race, gender, immigration status, disability, age, sexual orientation, or zip code has prevented them from realizing the dignities and liberties all people deserve. Through responsive and initiative grantmaking, focus greater attention on critical issues that are associated with the growing imbalance of opportunity in Southern California, including: child welfare, immigrant integration, workforce development, re-entry, homelessness, youth development, and public education. Exercise leadership on issues that strengthen and support the ability of nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions and desired outcomes. This includes advocating for programs, policies, and services that address the needs of communities most lacking in opportunity and access.