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WEISSBERG FOUNDATION

Advancing a Racially Just Virginia

McLean, VA   |  weissbergfoundation.org

Mission

Weissberg Foundation advances organizations and efforts building power of those most negatively impacted by racism.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Ricshawn Adkins Roane

Main address

P.O. Box 9283

McLean, VA 22102 USA

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EIN

54-1475954

NTEE code info

Private Grantmaking Foundations (T20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Organizing Power Building

Supporting grassroots community organizations and social justice movements led by People of Color who have been systems-impacted is the pathway to building advocacy and organizing power.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Building the wealth of Black and Indigenous people through land ownership and stewardship, and working for acknowledgment, apology, atonement, and repair of the generational harm of structural racism.

Population(s) Served
American Indians
People of African descent

Building political power to make democratic institutions more responsive to and more representative and inclusive of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Supporting students, faculty, and the greater community of Beloit College in Wisconsin to engage critically with human rights, and promote and defend them responsibly.

Population(s) Served
Students

Supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color authored narratives that challenge anti-Black, Native erasure, and racist narratives that have been used to advance structural racism.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Innovative Grantmaking: We are resourcing organizations and efforts building the organizing, economic, political, and narrative power of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color primarily in Virginia.

Investing for Impact: We are intentionally allocating capital by pursuing 100% mission alignment of our endowment and using a Racial Equity Investing and Responsible Investment lens.

Internalizing Racial Equity: We are guided by our racial equity and justice value on everything from our hiring and benefits policies to our vendor selection practices.

Influencing Philanthropy: We are committed to sharing our learnings in order to increase the philanthropic resources dedicated to racial equity and justice in Virginia and nationally.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WEISSBERG FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 12/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tamara Copeland

Nina Weissberg

Wesley Weissberg

Courtney Morris

Rachel Martin

Edward Jones

ABFE

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/5/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/14/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.