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Weingart: Capital Grants

Weingart Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project

Location of project: Counties in California: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Santa Barbara County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: Capital grant requests are now accepted through the Special Opportunity Fund .

General Grant Focus

The Weingart Foundation believes in inclusion and opportunity for all Southern Californians, and especially for people and communities at greatest disadvantage. Therefore, all of our grantmaking is based on our commitment to advance social and economic equity.

For the Weingart Foundation, equity means expanding opportunity by correcting the imbalances we see across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic lines in our education, health, human services, economic, and criminal justice systems. 

The Foundation provides grants and other support designed to improve the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations working to provide greater access, resources, and opportunities in low-income communities in the areas of health, education and human services. We support organizations focused on communities facing the greatest barriers, particularly those due to income level, race, gender, immigration status, disability, age, sexual orientation, or zip code.

Capital Grants

Our Capital program is aligned with the Foundation’s commitment to equity. For this reason, the Foundation will only consider grant requests that: 

  • Will bring new or expanded services to designated Geographic Areas of Focus or in other under-resourced communities; and
  • Where project completion is unlikely without Weingart Foundation support.

Please note that a letter of inquiry (LOI) is only required if you are applying to our Regular Grant Program (all requests of more than $25,000). For requests over $25,000, the Foundation accepts and reviews letters of inquiry (LOIs) throughout the year without deadlines.

Capital grant requests of $500,000 or more will be previewed with our Board at the letter of inquiry stage before being invited to submit a full application, given the competitiveness of the program.

Nonprofits interesting in submitting a letter of inquiry should first contact Angela Carr, grants management associate, to discuss their request.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Geographic Area of Grant Focus
    • The Weingart Foundation supports organizations providing services in the following six Southern California counties:
      • Los Angeles,
      • Orange,
      • Riverside,
      • San Bernardino,
      • Santa Barbara, and
      • Ventura. 
    • In addition, we have identified the following communities as areas of designated focus:
      • Southeast Los Angeles County;
      • Watts and Willowbrook; and the
      • South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone.
  • Applicant Eligibility
    • An organization that is certified as tax exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and is not a private foundation as defined in section 509(a) of that Code is eligible for consideration.


  • The Foundation does not fund Section 509(a) (3) Type III non-functionally integrated supporting organizations.
  • Grants are not made:
    • To organizations that discriminate against certain groups or individuals in the delivery of programs and services on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability; 
    • For influencing legislation and/or elections; for political candidates, political campaigns;
    • For social or political issues outside the United States;
    • To individuals;
    • For temporary exhibits, travel, surveys, films or publishing activities;
    • For endowment funds;
    • For fundraising dinners or events;
    • For research;
    • For animal welfare.
  • Grants generally are not approved for:
    • National organizations that do not have local chapters operating in the Foundation’s geographic area of grant focus;
    • Religious programs, or consumer interest;
    • Feasibility studies.

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