Meeting Archive:
The Weingart Foundation's FY 2018 Program Plan: Updated Grant Guidelines and Strategies


Meeting Description:
One year ago, the Weingart Foundation announced our full commitment to advancing social and economic equity. This commitment is inspired by a vision of a Southern California where all people can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.

In developing our FY 2018 Program Plan, we’ve incorporated our learnings over the past year and revised our grant guidelines to reflect how we will use an equity lens to shape all of our grantmaking decisions.

Join us in a teleconference on Thursday, September 7 from 10-11:30 am to walk through our updated grant guidelines and the highlights from the FY 2018 Program Plan. The teleconference will feature Joanna Jackson, our director of grant operations; Sara Montrose, program officer; and Joyce Ybarra, director of learning. This panel will be guest moderated by Martha Arévalo, executive director of the Central American Resource Center, who will pose some of the questions that her peers in the nonprofit sector may have about the Foundation’s direction and grant guidelines. Teleconference participants will also be able to ask questions and share feedback.
Date: Thu, Sep 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): Vy Nguyen
 Presenter Information
Martha Arévalo (Guest Moderator), Executive Director, Central American Resource Center
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Martha Arévalo became executive director of CARECEN in 2015. As a former employee of CARECEN in the 1990’s, Martha has long been involved with the organization, not only as staff, but also as a member and chair of the board of directors. She has more than 20 years of experience working for social justice and defending the rights of immigrants throughout Southern California.

Joanna Jackson, Director, Grant Operations
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As Director, Grant Operations, Joanna is responsible for the day-to-day management of Weingart Foundation’s responsive grantmaking program and staff. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2008, she accumulated more than a decade of experience in the nonprofit, philanthropic and public sectors. Joanna holds a master’s degree in public administration from Baruch College, The City University of New York, where she was a National Urban Fellow, and received her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Joyce Ybarra, Director of Learning
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As Director of Learning, Joyce Ybarra is responsible overseeing the ongoing review and analysis of the Foundation’s grantmaking and programs to assess impact and promote continuous program improvement, learning and knowledge sharing. Joyce joined the Foundation in 2009 as a program officer, possessing more than a decade of foundation and nonprofit experience. Joyce received her master’s degree in public health from University of California, Los Angeles and her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from University of California, Irvine.

Sara Montrose, Program Officer
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As Sara Montrose became a program officer in July 2008, having previously served the Weingart Foundation as a program associate. She came to the Foundation with over a decade of experience in nonprofit program management and teaching. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Sara holds a bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology and a minor in Latin American studies.