The Weingart Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation advancing racial, social and economic justice in Southern California. Founded in 1951 by Ben and Stella Weingart, the Foundation has provided over $1 billion in grants and loans to thousands of organizations across the region. By strengthening organizations focused on providing critical services and building power in communities of color, the Weingart Foundation is demonstrating what is possible when we invest and trust in our partners.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The primary responsibility of this newly created Program Officer position is the management and review of grant requests from initial contact with grant applicants to final disposition, reporting and learning. The Program Officer serves as a member of the grant making staff of the Foundation and works closely with the Special Projects team, all program staff, and the Foundation’s C.E.O. to develop and recommend grants consistent with the Foundation’s policies, guidelines and commitment to advancing racial, social and economic justice. The Program Officer will have a specific, but not exclusive, focus on reviewing grant requests specific to several of the Foundation’s Areas of Special Interest (Immigrant & Refugee Rights, Housing Justice, and Strengthening Nonprofit Effectiveness) and our Strategic Opportunity Fund.