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NEWS
May 21, 1995
An international health organization has received a $25,000 grant to improve prenatal and postnatal health care for local mothers and infants. The donation from the Weingart Foundation will help fund the second year of the International Medical Corps' program to pair volunteer mentors and low-income mothers for one-on-one support and counseling. The effort is the first U.S.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1994 | SUSAN MOFFAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charitable foundations generally have not earmarked enough money for the needs of low-income people in Los Angeles County since the riots, a coalition of community-based groups said Wednesday. Although donations by foundations to poverty-related causes in Los Angeles County have increased somewhat since the 1992 riots, six of nine foundations studied did not meet poverty-giving goals the coalition set two years ago.
NEWS
December 24, 1992 | GERALD FARIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city is gearing up for a drive to raise up to $50,000 to help keep the beleaguered Weingart Library operating until the end of June. The library, which is run by the Los Angeles County library system, faced closure Dec. 19, but was allowed to remain open until Feb. 19 under an agreement between the city and the library system. After the library received the temporary stay, the Weingart Foundation pledged to provide $50,000 if the community can provide a matching amount.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1991
Pepperdine University in Malibu has received a grant for $734,912 from the Los Angeles-based Weingart Foundation for the university's no-interest undergraduate student loan fund. More than 700 students have benefited from $1.5 million in Weingart loans since 1987. Sophomores, juniors and seniors who are U.S. citizens and graduates of Southern California high schools are eligible. In addition to the loans, the foundation has pledged to match up to $1.1 million raised by Pepperdine.
NEWS
July 1, 1990
Foundations play a role in setting social policy by their choices of organizations and programs to fund. The following list briefly describes the gift patterns of California's top foundations. They are ranked by grants given in a year, not by assets or endowments. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Menlo Park Grants given for calendar year 1989: $39.5 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1987
The Weingart Foundation of Los Angeles has given $2.5 million toward planned construction of a new computer- and video-intensive teaching library at the USC, announced the school's president, James H. Zumberge. The new library will have hundreds of individual computer and audio-visual work stations available to students around the clock.
NEWS
May 2, 1985
A $2-million grant to establish a molecular genetics program has been awarded the UCLA School of Medicine by the Weingart Foundation. The grant will be issued over a period of five years.
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