Philanthropy & Feminism: A Step Closer to Equity

Posted on November 16, 2018

After nearly a century of organizing and protesting for the right to vote, Women’s Suffrage was finally ratified in 1920. And just this November, almost 100 years later, more women than ever were elected to Congress. It is the determination…

Progress is Happening at the BWWC

Posted on October 12, 2018

ONE DC’s Black Workers and Wellness Center (BWWC) in Anacostia officially opened. The BWWC is affiliated with a national consortium of Black Worker Centers. The BWWC is a resident-led space…

MLOV’s Summer for Youth Empowerment!

Posted on August 22, 2018

MLOV’s Summer Institute for Student Organizers (SISO) is a six-week leadership training with the intention of bringing political education with hands-on training for English Language Learner (ELL) immigrant youth…

How NAKASEC-VA Organizes for Social, Economic & Racial Justice

Posted on June 28, 2018

National Korean American Service & Education Consortium works to achieve social, economic, and racial justice, project a progressive voice, and promote the full participation of Korean and Asian Americans within the larger society. Have a look at what they’ve accomplished…

Progressive Maryland Partners for a Mother’s Day Bailout

Posted on June 15, 2018

In a criminal justice system in which defendants are supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, cash bail causes a massive injustice—the incarceration of individuals who have not yet been tried simply because they cannot afford bail. Over Mother’s Day weekend, Progressive Maryland bailed out six mothers from Prince George’s County jails…

A Journey to Equitable Justice

Posted on May 23, 2018

Through Equitable Justice, we will support organizations and efforts building the leadership and advocacy capacity of system-impacted women, girls, trans, and gender non-conforming individuals of color to advance equity and change the narrative about who they are, what our criminal justice system is, and what it can be…

A New Website, Strategy & Grant RFP

Discover the Weissberg Foundations New Strategic Framework

Posted on September 5, 2017

New Frames to Help Us See More Clearly and Do More Effectively Today we launch our new website! This is much more than a website redesign. It’s the official roll-out of our new strategic framework; an announcement of our newest…

The 2017 NCRP Impact Awards winners are…

Posted on August 31, 2017

NCRP has announced their 2017 Impact Awards acknowledging the work of grantmakers serving as examples of bold, high-impact giving that puts emphasis on leading by example, being true partners to communities they serve and standing up for the most marginalized…

Statement on the Events in Charlottesville

Posted on August 22, 2017

As a social justice foundation deeply committed to advancing racial equity through funding, amplification, capacity building, and collaboration, and as a member of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG), the Weissberg Foundation stands behind this statement on Charlottesville…

Defining Our Core Values

Posted on August 11, 2017

Last year, the Foundation kicked off a year-long process to develop a strategic framework for our philanthropy, which we’ll roll out at the end of this summer. First we wanted to share the values that are embedded in the new strategic framework and will guide how we implement it…

Shaping Our Strategy with Grantee and Applicant Feedback

Posted on May 8, 2017

In 2016, the Foundation kicked off a year-long strategic planning process to chart a course for our work over the next several years. In this post Executive Director, Hanh Le, shares the feedback we gathered from our grantees and applicants that’s informing our strategy…

Announcing the 2016-2019 Fund for Diversity in Theater Grantees

Posted on August 18, 2016

Our 2016-2019 Fund for Diversity in Theater is a $1,000,000 commitment to engage and expand new voices and audiences in DC-area theaters. This initiative includes capacity building support to selected grantees and shared learning with the theater and philanthropic communities…

What Does a 30-Foot Fall Have to Do With Rikers Island?

Rikers Island

Posted on July 27, 2016

New York is one of only two states that treats 16 year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system; it’s one of nine that does the same for 17 year-olds. They are often incarcerated far away from families and support systems, leading to a lifetime in the justice system…

Meet Hanh Le, our new Executive Director!

Posted on June 7, 2016

The Weissberg Foundation is pleased to announce that Hanh Le has joined the staff as our Executive Director! Hanh is a multi-faceted nonprofit leader with extensive experience in the social sector…

This Holiday Season, Explore the Artisan Sector

Posted on November 12, 2015

This holiday season, the gifts we purchase for our loved ones (and ourselves!) have a global impact no matter what, but by focusing your purchasing power on handcrafted, artisan goods, you can contribute to the empowerment of artists and craftsmen worldwide…

Discover Our Featured Grantees

Woolly Mammoth

Posted on June 1, 2015

The Weissberg Family Foundation regularly shares the work of our grantees as seen through videos, podcasts and news articles from and about our grantees as they demonstrate their efforts to transform their communities…