The Equal Justice Society has received $500,000 in grants and contributions from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Weingart Foundation, and Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan.
“We are grateful for the recognition and support of the Kellogg Foundation, Weingart Foundation, and Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan” said Lisa Holder, President of the Equal Justice Society. “In partnership with philanthropy, we shall overcome this moment of retrenchment. EJS stands unwaveringly against authoritarianism and white supremacy by advancing race-conscious programs that level the playing field and create equal opportunity for all and by centering its advocacy around the most marginalized people.”
Weingart Foundation awarded EJS a $200,000 operating support grant. The Weingart Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation advancing racial, social and economic justice in Southern California. Founded in 1951 by Ben and Stella Weingart, the Foundation has provided over $1 billion in grants and loans to thousands of organizations across the region. By strengthening organizations focused on providing critical services and building power in communities of color, the Weingart Foundation is demonstrating what is possible when we invest and trust in our partners.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) awarded $150,000 in general support to EJS. Founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, WKKF is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, the Kellogg Foundation works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work, and life.
Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan converted prior financial support of $150,000 for EJS into a charitable donation. Quinn and Wayne are philanthropists and founders of the Akonadi Foundation. When we founded EJS more than 20 years ago, Quinn and Wayne committed to fund us for three years. That provided EJS with financial security and gave us the confidence to move forward. They have continued to generously support EJS through the years. Without Quinn and Wayne, we would not have been able to accomplish many aspects of our broad and ambitious agenda. EJS honored Quinn and Wayne with the EJS Champions of Justice awards at our 2022 annual gala.