Safety & Self-Determination for Currently & Formerly Incarcerated TGNC People

Posted on October 18, 2019 | Kimberly Mckenzie , Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) believes that the system itself is part of the problem, and that while we work to change laws and policies, we must also address the root causes of our conditions in seeking to shift narratives and our relationships to power. SRLP…

You Can’t Ban Us

Posted on October 8, 2019 | Darakshan Raja and Dr. Maha Hilal, Justice For Muslims Collective

Justice For Muslims Collective (JMC) works to dismantle institutional and structural Islamophobia through raising political consciousness and shifting narratives,…

Striving Towards Sanctuary

Posted on September 25, 2019 | Megan Macaraeg, Many Languages One Voice (MLOV)

When you meet with Francis, it’s easy to see the smiling, cheerful 15-year-old who loves soccer and…

Our Evolution to Building DMV Power

Posted on September 4, 2019 | Leni Dworkis, Weissberg Foundation

With political gaps widening across parties, economic gaps deepening within communities, and social gaps solidifying among individuals, we are at a critical time in examining race and…

The Importance of an Intersectional Approach to Justice Reform

Posted on August 21, 2019 | Cherice Hopkins, Rights4Girls

Every few weeks, the Weissberg Foundation features a story from one of our Equitable Justice grantee partners to shine a light on their critical work. Learn more about these powerful organizations by visiting their websites. Rights4Girls is a Washington, D.C.-based…

Justice-Involved Women Using Their Voices to Shape Criminal Justice Reform

Posted on June 14, 2019 | Vivian D. Nixon, College & Community Fellowship

College & Community Fellowship (CCF) was the first organization in the country working at the intersection of criminal justice and higher education for women. The mission of CCF is to enable women with criminal convictions to earn their college degrees…

Pursuing Justice for All: NAKASEC-VA Style

Posted on June 4, 2019 | Miae Bok, NAKASEC VA

NAKASEC-VA (National Korean American Service & Education Consortium – Virginia) organizes Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, economic, and racial justice; project a progressive voice; and promote…

#SayHerName: The Mothers of the Movement

Posted on April 16, 2019 | Julia Sharpe-Levine and G’Ra Asim, African American Policy Forum

The African American Policy Forum first marched under the banner of Black women killed by the police on…

Philanthropy & Feminism: A Step Closer to Equity

Posted on November 16, 2018 | Jenell Rosa, Weissberg Foundation

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…

Defending Our Communities Through Building Power

Posted on October 29, 2018 | Darakshan Raja and Dr. Maha Hilal, Justice for Muslims Collective

Justice For Muslims Collective (JMC) works to dismantle institutional and structural Islamophobia through programming focused on raising political consciousness and shifting narratives,…

Progress is Happening at the BWWC

Posted on October 12, 2018 | Claire Cook, ONE DC

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…

Critical Exposure Youth Lead DC Mayoral Candidate Forum

Posted on September 17, 2018 | Marisa Stubbs, Critical Exposure

Starting in January 2018, Critical Exposure (CE) joined with DC Alliance for Youth Advocates (DCAYA), and Mikva Challenge to host a youth mayoral forum planned, organized, and led by a 15-member Youth Leadership Team…

MLOV’s Summer for Youth Empowerment!

Posted on August 22, 2018 | Miguel Castro Luna, Many Languages One Voice (MLOV)

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…

Young Women’s Project Organizes & Advocates to Lower DC Voting Age to 16

Posted on August 6, 2018 | Khadijah Wilson, Young Women's Project

The Young Women’s Project has been leading the youth organizing and fieldwork of the Vote 16 DC Campaign – educating and mobilizing youth, adults and public officials to support legislation that lowers the DC voting age to 16 for local and national elections…

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

Posted on June 28, 2018 | Sookyung Oh, NAKASEC

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 | Jennifer Dwyer, Progressive Maryland

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 | Hanh Le, Weissberg Foundation

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…

Elevating API Voices in Advancing Racial Equity

Posted on December 12, 2017 | Hanh Le and Rosie Abriam, AAPIP-Metro DC Chapter

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIP) Metro-DC Chapter Co-Chairs Rosie Abriam and Weissberg Foundation’s Hanh Le reflect on a recent discussion about advancing racial equity…

A New Website, Strategy & Grant RFP

Discover the Weissberg Foundations New Strategic Framework

Posted on September 5, 2017 | Hanh Le, Weissberg Foundation

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 | Corinne Goudreault, Weissberg Foundation

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 | Hanh Le, Weissberg Foundation

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…