Defining Our Core Values

Posted on July 24, 2017

by Corinne Goudreault Last year, the Weissberg Foundation kicked off a year-long process to develop a strategic framework for our philanthropy. In May, Hanh wrote about how we’ve used grantee and applicant feedback to inform the framework, which we’ll roll…

Shaping Our Strategy with Grantee and Applicant Feedback

Posted on May 8, 2017

Last summer, the Weissberg Foundation kicked off a year-long strategic planning process to chart a course for our work over the next several years. I’ll preview the plan’s direction in an upcoming piece, and later this summer we’ll roll out…

Announcing the 2016-2019 Fund for Diversity in Theater Grantees

Posted on August 18, 2016

“The Weissberg Foundation has had a long-standing relationship with the DC theater community. During these unsettling times, we asked theaters to propose ways that they can reach out to more diverse groups both in their audience, on the stage, and…

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

Posted on July 27, 2016

This article has been reposted with permission from host and author from the Brooklyn Community Foundation, and has also been featured on Medium. My 3-story house in Brooklyn is 30 feet tall. I looked that up recently because a 19 year-old…

Grantee Spotlight: Pell Grants for College in Prison Programs

Posted on July 15, 2016

Innovative college-in-prison programs have recently been awarded Second Chance Pell Grants, becoming part of a federal pilot program to sponsor prison education. As reported by the Washington Post, “as many as 12,000 prison inmates will be able to use federal…

Meet 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. Formerly the chief program officer at Exponent Philanthropy, Hanh brings a depth of knowledge about small…

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

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…