Walter & Elise
Haas Fund

2021 Annual Report

Investing in a more just and vibrant Bay Area for current and future generations.

Reflections

Looking back at — and learning from — 2021.

From
Executive Director,
Jamie Allison and
Board President,
Charlotte Haas Prime

Jamie Allison
Jamie Allison
Executive Director
Charlotte Haas Prime
Charlotte Haas Prime
Board President

Dear Friends,

At the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, we continuously strive to match the work we do to the emerging needs and requirements of our community.

In 2021, the pandemic continued, the gulf of economic inequality grew wider, and the struggle for racial justice inched ahead. Amid — and as part of — this landscape, we reflected on what the times require of us. As one result of our introspection, we redefined the Fund’s values.

Values are the seeds we commit to grow within and around our organization. We plant them by laying claim to them. We nurture them by practicing them. We share them by showing them. Values are always aspirational and never only aspirational. They must be in evidence not because of what we say but because of who we are and how we are and what we do.

They speak to our history, and they guide us to our future. They are consequential.

These are the four values the people who make up the Walter & Elise Haas Fund choose to live by:

Family:
To care for each other as a human family, forging connections, creating continuity of culture and practice; to learn from the past and to protect, care, and plan for future generations today.

The Walter & Elise Haas Fund’s commitment to family is demonstrated in our COVID response, and in our support for the childcare economy and eviction protection. It can be felt in the love we express for our community through our work and our lives.

Shared Responsibility:
To do our part to heal the world (as in the Jewish concept of tikkun olam), leading when necessary and joining when possible; to acknowledge our shared fate; to embrace collective action that strengthens our community.

An example of the way we share responsibility is seen in our collaborative support of the Generational Recovery Fund, which works to support today’s youth in their recovery from the loss of opportunity and connection caused by COVID-19.

Belonging:
To seek equity and justice; to embrace and celebrate our differences; to be in community with others, building trust that makes a “we” possible.

In 2021, we undertook a top-to-bottom review of our JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) practices, seeking to understand where and how we could improve. This was paired with the creation of a Strategist for Justice, Equity & Learning position and other changes, such as changing the title of “program officer” to “program lead” — a change that addresses an imbalance of power dynamics so that all who encounter the Fund feel a greater sense of belonging.

Possibility:
To embrace what could be; to dream big, aspiring to foster a society in which we all thrive.

Despite another challenging year, we remain full of hope and eager to foster possibility. We continued hosting Learning Labs and other convenings with philanthropic sector partners. One of our dynamic B.A.Y. Fellows, Kathya, aptly defined philanthropy as essentially a “transfer of privilege.” That is the possibility we aim to actualize.

We wish you all a year of belonging. We hope you will join us in sharing responsibility for making the Bay Area a more just, vibrant, and healthy place that is full of possibility.

Sincerely,
Jamie Allison and Charlotte Haas Prime

Our Family

The board and staff members of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund extend their heartfelt thanks to our nonprofit partners and to our community of peer funders, government contributors, and individuals — all those who have kept us inspired to foster a more just, healthy, vibrant society in the Bay Area during this and every year.

As we look back at 2021, we want to recognize our Coro Fellow, Mara Hoplamazian, and our two B.A.Y. Fellows, Kathya and Sam, all three of whom contributed greatly to the work of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund. We appreciate all the ways their questions and insights sparked our own continued learning.

We thank, also, all the participants in our two Learning Labs and in our Learning Lab Summit. Those who engaged include youth and adults from the Bayview community, from Ms. Jade Rivera’s Teaching for Social Justice class at Balboa High School in San Francisco, and colleagues of ours in the philanthropy, education, and nonprofit sectors.

To all those who joined in the creation of the Generational Recovery Fund, and to those who shared their expertise and intelligence with us at board and staff meetings: thank you.

In 2021, after 26 years on the Walter & Elise Haas Fund board, Elizabeth Haas Eisenhardt retired as Trustee Emeritus. Her contributions of intelligence, leadership, and heart helped the Fund continue to reach across the Bay Area and offer support to as many as possible. Thank you, Betsy, for all of the ways you have lifted us up over these decades.

2021 Staff

Jamie Allison
Executive Director
Faiza Bukhari
Program Associate
Racial Justice and Arts Build Resilient Communities
Deeptansh Chadha
Associate
Grants and Learning
Anna Hernandez
Executive Associate
Padmini Parthasarathy
Strategist
Justice, Equity, and Learning
Marcel Marania
Grants Manager
Suki O’Kane
Administrator
France Phillips
Program Lead
Arts and Creative Work Fund
Stephanie Rapp
Program Lead
Jewish Life and Special Projects
Pui Ling Tam
Program Lead
Education

2021 Board Members

Charlotte Haas Prime
Board President
Sarah Eisenhardt
Trustee
Elizabeth Haas Eisenhardt
Trustee Emeritus
Alejandro Foung
Trustee
Daniel S. Goldman
Trustee
Bradley Haas
Trustee
Jennifer C. Haas
Trustee
Peter E. Haas, Jr.
Trustee Emeritus

Program Areas

Arts

Arts Portfolio By Strategy

26 %

Arts Education

$ 725,000

33 %

Cultural Commons

$ 910,163

40 %

Creative Work Fund

$ 1,102,000

Organization Strategy Amount
Accion Latina & Paul Flores Creative Work Fund $45,000
Advaita Society Creative Work Fund $500
African-American Shakespeare Company Creative Work Fund $500
Alliance For California Traditional Arts Cultural Commons $240,000
Alliance Of South Asians Taking Action & Sruthi Sarathy Creative Work Fund $42,560
Api Cultural Center Inc Cultural Commons $20,000
Artogether Cultural Commons $20,000
Artogether & Taro Hattori Creative Work Fund $45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation Of San Francisco Creative Work Fund $500
Asian Art Museum Foundation Of San Francisco & Alleluia Panis Creative Work Fund $33,000
Auntie Sewing Squad Creative Work Fund $500
Authentic Arts & Media Creative Work Fund $500
Authentic Arts & Media & jose e. abad Creative Work Fund $45,000
Bay Area Girls Rock Camp Arts Education $10,000
Bay Area Video Coalition Inc Arts Education $15,000
Baykeeper & Ryan Nicole Austin Creative Work Fund $45,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts And Technology Arts Education $25,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts And Technology & Chris Temple Creative Work Fund $45,000
Blue Bear School Of Music Arts Education $15,000
Brava For Women In The Arts Creative Work Fund $500
Brava For Women In The Arts & Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe Creative Work Fund $45,000
Cal Performances Arts Education $45,000
California Alliance For Arts Education Arts Education $80,000
California Poets In The School Arts Education $20,000
Californians For The Arts Cultural Commons $40,000
Cantare Con Vivo Arts Education $20,000
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics Creative Work Fund $500
Center For The Art Of Translation Arts Education $30,000
Chapter 510 Ink Arts Education $20,000
Chitresh Das Institute & Alka Raghumram Creative Work Fund $45,000
Circus Center Creative Work Fund $500
Community Music Center Creative Work Fund $500
Community Music Center & Cava Lee Menzies Creative Work Fund $45,000
CubaCaribe Cultural Commons $50,000
Cutting Ball Theater Creative Work Fund $500
Cutting Ball Theater & Rotimi Agbabiaka Creative Work Fund $45,000
Destiny Arts Center Arts Education $80,000
Diamano Coura West African Dance Co Cultural Commons $25,000
Diamond Wave Cultural Commons $1,888
Emerging Arts Professionals Cultural Commons $17,375
Epiphany Dance Theater Cultural Commons $12,000
Flyaway Productions Arts Education $15,000
Fresh Meat Productions Cultural Commons $40,000
Headlands Center For The Arts Creative Work Fund $500
Intermusic Sf Cultural Commons $10,000
Intermusic SF Cultural Commons $18,000
International Society For Arts Sciences And Technology Inc Creative Work Fund $500
International Society For Arts Sciences And Technology Inc & Ian Winters Creative Work Fund $45,000
Joe Goode Perfomance Group Creative Work Fund $500
Kearny Street Workshop Inc Creative Work Fund $500
Kearny Street Workshop Inc & Kristian Kabuay Creative Work Fund $45,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society & Elena Pinderhughes Creative Work Fund $40,500
Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center Cultural Commons $35,000
Luna Kids Dance Inc Arts Education $15,000
Magic Theatre Inc Arts Education $25,000
Mosaic America & Charya Burt Creative Work Fund $45,000
Movimiento De Arte Y Cultura Latino Americana De San Jose Incorporated Cultural Commons $15,900
Oakland Leaf Foundation Arts Education $20,000
Oaktown Jazz Workshop Arts Education $40,000
Ocean Conservation Research Creative Work Fund $500
One Life Counseling Center & Philein Wang Creative Work Fund $45,000
Open Architecture Collaborative Inc Cultural Commons $20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Creative Work Fund $500
Prescott Circus Theatre Arts Education $20,000
Project Bandaloop Creative Work Fund $500
Project Bandaloop & Bayo Agbelekale Creative Work Fund $45,000
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers – Friends Of The Elderly Creative Work Fund $500
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players & Brian Baumbusch Creative Work Fund $34,000
San Francisco Film Society Cultural Commons $80,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization Arts Education $25,000
San Francisco Public Press Creative Work Fund $500
San Francisco Youth Theatre Arts Education $15,000
Sangam Arts Creative Work Fund $500
Shakespeare-San Francisco Cultural Commons $25,000
Small Press Distribution Inc Cultural Commons $25,000
Sogorea Te Land Trust & Dohee Lee Creative Work Fund $45,000
SOMA Pilipinas & Sean San Jose Creative Work Fund $43,000
Southern Exposure Arts Education $25,000
Southern Exposure Creative Work Fund $500
Southern Exposure & Cristóbal Martinez Creative Work Fund $38,940
Stand For Families Free Of Violence Creative Work Fund $500
Stand For Families Free Of Violence & Patricia Montgomery Creative Work Fund $45,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions Creative Work Fund $500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions & Sitalbanat Muktari Creative Work Fund $45,000
[email protected] Earth Show Creative Work Fund $500
[email protected] Earth Show & Terry Berlier Creative Work Fund $45,000
Tibetan Association Of Northern California Cultural Commons $25,000
Urban Jazz Dance Company Cultural Commons $50,000
Us Japan Cultural Trade Network Inc Creative Work Fund $500
West Edge Opera Creative Work Fund $500
Womens Audio Mission Arts Education $70,000
World Arts West Cultural Commons $50,000
Yerba Buena Arts & Events Cultural Commons $60,000
Yerba Buena Arts & Events Creative Work Fund $500
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts Creative Work Fund $500
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts & Alice Sheppard Creative Work Fund $45,000
Young Audiences Of Northern California Arts Education $20,000
Young Musicians Choral Orchestra Arts Education $50,000
Z Space Studio Arts Education $15,000
Zaccho S F Creative Work Fund $500

Economic Security

Economic Security Portfolio By Strategy

9 %

Public Policy and Systems Change

$ 250,000

21 %

Workforce Development

$ 595,000

70 %

Build and Protect Assets

$ 1,960,000

Organization Strategy Amount
Asset Funders Network Build and Protect Assets $45,000
California Asset Building Coalition Public Policy and Systems Change $50,000
California Budget & Policy Center Build and Protect Assets $225,000
Centro Community Partners Build and Protect Assets $50,000
Childrens Council Of San Francisco Workforce Development $40,000
Closing The Women’s Wealth Gap Initiative Build and Protect Assets $80,000
Earn Inc Build and Protect Assets $180,000
East Bay Alliance For A Sustainable Economy Build and Protect Assets $50,000
Esq Apprentice Workforce Development $25,000
FreeFrom Build and Protect Assets $150,000
HOPE SF Workforce Development $50,000
Insight Center For Community Economic Development Build and Protect Assets $50,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service Workforce Development $100,000
La Cocina Build and Protect Assets $225,000
Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights Of The San Francisco Bay Area Build and Protect Assets $50,000
Liberation In A Generation Build and Protect Assets $50,000
Mission Asset Fund Build and Protect Assets $100,000
Oakland Promise Build and Protect Assets $120,000
Public Rights Project Build and Protect Assets $100,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Build and Protect Assets $50,000
Rising Sun Center For Opportunity Workforce Development $180,000
Rubicon Programs Inc Workforce Development $100,000
SFMade, Inc. Workforce Development $50,000
Small Business Majority Foundation Build and Protect Assets $225,000
Techequity Collaborative Public Policy and Systems Change $50,000
United Way Of The Bay Area Build and Protect Assets $150,000
Upwardly Global Workforce Development $50,000
Western Center On Law And Poverty Public Policy and Systems Change $50,000
Working Solutions CDFI Build and Protect Assets $50,000

Education

Education Portfolio By Strategy

1 %

Community Designated Grants

$ 7,150

2 %

Quality Jobs

$ 30,000

47 %

Transforming Systems

$ 725,000

50 %

Youth Empowerment

$ 765,000

Organization Strategy Amount
5 Elements Youth Program Community Designated Grants $300
826 Valencia Community Designated Grants $315
American National Red Cross Community Designated Grants $280
Bayview Hunters Point Mobilization For Adolescent Growth Community Designated Grants $350
Californians For Justice Education Fund Inc Transforming Systems $50,000
Causa Justa Just Cause Community Designated Grants $385
Center For Empowered Politics Education Fund Quality Jobs $30,000
Center For Young Womens Development Youth Empowerment $50,000
Coleman Children And Youth Services Community Designated Grants $150
Coleman Children And Youth Services Transforming Systems $100,000
Coleman Children And Youth Services Community Designated Grants $175
Coleman Children And Youth Services Community Designated Grants $385
Coleman Children And Youth Services Community Designated Grants $350
Communities United For Restorative Youth Justice Community Designated Grants $300
Connected The National Center For College And Career Transforming Systems $25,000
East Oakland Collective Community Designated Grants $280
Education Trust West Transforming Systems $100,000
Flourish Agenda Inc Transforming Systems $50,000
Generational Recovery Fund Transforming Systems $500,000
Girls Who Code Inc Community Designated Grants $150
Homeaid America Inc Community Designated Grants $245
Immigrants Rising Youth Empowerment $20,000
Larkin Street Youth Services Community Designated Grants $245
Larkin Street Youth Services Community Designated Grants $245
Love Never Fails Community Designated Grants $245
Love Never Fails Youth Empowerment $20,000
Milo Foundation Community Designated Grants $210
Muttville Community Designated Grants $280
Oakland Kids First Youth Empowerment $200,000
Oakland Unified School District Transforming Systems $150,000
Oasis For Girls Youth Empowerment $100,000
Pearl & Ivy Community Corporation Community Designated Grants $245
Performing Arts Workshop Inc Community Designated Grants $70
Project Level Community Designated Grants $385
San Francisco Alumni Delta Community Foundation Community Designated Grants $300
San Francisco Food Bank Community Designated Grants $280
San Francisco Food Bank Community Designated Grants $280
San Francisco Food Bank Community Designated Grants $280
San Francisco Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Community Designated Grants $210
San Francisco Unified School District Youth Empowerment $75,000
San Francisco Unified School District Transforming Systems $100,000
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation Community Designated Grants $210
The Oakland Public Education Fund Transforming Systems $50,000
Young Community Developers Youth Empowerment $100,000
Young Community Developers Transforming Systems $100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of San Francisco Youth Empowerment $100,000
Youth Organize! California Youth Empowerment $100,000

Jewish Life

Jewish Life Portfolio By Strategy

22 %

Diversity

$ 505,000

78 %

Building Partnerships for Justice

$ 1,615,000

Organization Strategy Amount
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice Building Partnerships for Social Justice $125,000
Berkeley Hillel Diversity is a Strength $65,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation Building Partnerships for Social Justice $100,000
Challah For Hunger Building Partnerships for Social Justice $25,000
Dayenu: A Jewish Call To Climate Action Building Partnerships for Social Justice $175,000
Dimensions Educational Consulting Diversity is a Strength $50,000
Facing History And Ourselves Inc Building Partnerships for Social Justice $100,000
Faith In Action Bay Area Building Partnerships for Social Justice $125,000
Institute For Jewish And Community Research Diversity is a Strength $90,000
Integrity First For America Building Partnerships for Social Justice $50,000
Interfaith Council Of Alameda County Building Partnerships for Social Justice $30,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Building Partnerships for Social Justice $120,000
Interfaith Youth Core Building Partnerships for Social Justice $100,000
Islamic Networks Inc Building Partnerships for Social Justice $50,000
Jewish Community Center Of San Francisco Diversity is a Strength $100,000
Jewish Community Center Of The East Bay Diversity is a Strength $100,000
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Building Partnerships for Social Justice $75,000
Jewish Youth For Community Action Building Partnerships for Social Justice $40,000
Join For Justice Inc Diversity is a Strength $100,000
Kitchen Slow Down Jew Up Building Partnerships for Social Justice $45,000
L A VOICE Building Partnerships for Social Justice $100,000
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights Building Partnerships for Social Justice $50,000
The Aspen Institute Inc Building Partnerships for Social Justice $100,000
Union For Reform Judaism Building Partnerships for Social Justice $90,000
Urban Adamah Building Partnerships for Social Justice $120,000
Western States Center Inc Building Partnerships for Social Justice $120,000

Safety Net

Safety Net Portfolio By Strategy

5 %

Policy

$ 60,000

8 %

Information and Referral

$ 90,000

13 %

Legal Services

$ 150,000

73 %

Direct Services

$ 820,000

Organization Strategy Amount
A Safe Place Direct Services $30,000
Abode Services Direct Services $30,000
Alameda County Community Food Bank Direct Services $50,000
Bay Area Community Services Direct Services $30,000
Board Of Trustees Of The Glide Foundation Direct Services $30,000
California Association Of Food Banks Policy & Emerging Needs $30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco Direct Services $30,000
Catholic Charities Of The Diocese Of Oakland Direct Services $30,000
Chronicle Season Of Sharing Fund Direct Services $30,000
Compass Family Services Direct Services $30,000
Cornerstone Community Development Corporation Direct Services $30,000
Davis Street Community Center Direct Services $30,000
East Bay Community Law Center Legal Services $30,000
Eden I & R Inc Information & Referral $30,000
Episcopal Community Services Of San Francisco Direct Services $30,000
Eviction Defense Collaborative Legal Services $30,000
Hamilton Families Direct Services $30,000
International Rescue Committee Inc Direct Services $30,000
La Casa De Las Madres Direct Services $30,000
Legal Aid Association Of California Legal Services $30,000
Legal Link Legal Services $30,000
Meals On Wheels Of San Francisco Direct Services $30,000
Mei Fong And Associates Direct Services $30,000
Mercy Retirement Care Center Direct Services $30,000
Nourish California Policy & Emerging Needs $30,000
One Degree Information & Referral $30,000
Open Door Legal Legal Services $30,000
Project Open Hand Direct Services $30,000
Raphael House Of San Francisco Direct Services $30,000
San Francisco Food Bank Direct Services $50,000
Simply The Basics Direct Services $30,000
Society of St Vincent De Paul of Alameda County Direct Services $30,000
Southern Alameda County Comite For Raza Mental Health Direct Services $30,000
St. Anthony Foundation Direct Services $30,000
United Way Of The Bay Area Information & Referral $30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of San Francisco Direct Services $30,000

COVID-19

COVID-19 Portfolio By Strategy

40 %

Educational
Equity

$ 1,081,734

10 %

Housing &
Basic Needs

$ 275,000

27 %

Nonprofit
Capacity

$ 750,000

14 %

Vaccine Equity

$ 375,000

9 %

Workers &
Small Businesses

$ 255,000

Organization Strategy Amount
Bay Area Community Services Inc Housing & Basic Needs $50,000
Booker T Washington Community Service Center Vaccine Equity $50,000
California Association For Microenterprise Opportunity Workers & Small Businesses $25,000
California Reinvestment Coalition Workers & Small Businesses $200,000
Catholic Charities Cyo Of The Archdiocese Of San Francisco Housing & Basic Needs $50,000
Childrens Council Of San Francisco Workers & Small Businesses $50,000
Community Arts Stabilization Nonprofit Capacity $100,000
Community Living Campaign Workers & Small Businesses $25,000
Community Music Center Educational Equity $78,148
Community Vision Capital & Consulting Workers & Small Businesses $150,000
Compasspoint Nonprofit Services Nonprofit Capacity $150,000
East Bay Community Law Center Housing & Basic Needs $50,000
East Bay Community Law Center Vaccine Equity $25,000
Eviction Defense Collaborative Inc Housing & Basic Needs $50,000
First Nations Development Institute Health & Well-being, Nonprofit Capacity $250,000
Flyaway Productions Educational Equity $2,078
Golden State Opportunity Foundation Workers & Small Businesses $50,000
Jamestown Community Center Inc Educational Equity $165,400
Kultivate Labs Workers & Small Businesses $40,000
Latino Community Foundation Vaccine Equity $50,000
Lava Mae Housing & Basic Needs $25,000
Leo T. McCarthy Center For Public Service And The Common Good Educational Equity $50,000
Magnolia Womens Recovery Program Inc Housing & Basic Needs $50,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Workers & Small Businesses $40,000
Safe & Sound Housing & Basic Needs $50,000
The Center For Cultural Innovation Workers & Small Businesses $25,000
The Dance Brigade A New Group From Wallflower Order Educational Equity $80,423
University Of Oregon Educational Equity $25,000
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts Educational Equity $68,850
Youth Art Exchange Educational Equity $41,020
Youth Power Fund Educational Equity $50,000
Zaccho S F Educational Equity $4,404
Zaccho SF Educational Equity $7,411

Racial Justice

Racial Justice Portfolio By Strategy

16 %

Racial Justice

$ 143,000

29 %

Health & Well-Being

$ 255,000

54 %

Community Organizing

$ 470,000

Organization Strategy Amount
AAPI Force-EF Community Organizing $30,000
Artist as First Responder Health & Well-being $25,000
Asian Pacific Fund Health & Well-being $30,000
Black Citizen Community Organizing $25,000
Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corporation Health & Well-being $25,000
Black Organizing Project Inc Community Organizing $25,000
Chinese Progressive Association Community Organizing $40,000
East Oakland Collective Health & Well-being $25,000
Ella Baker Center For Human Rights In California Community Organizing $25,000
First Nations Development Institute Health & Well-being, Nonprofit Capacity $250,000
Greenlining Institute Community Organizing $25,000
Homeless Childrens Network Health & Well-being $25,000
OCCUR Health & Well-being $25,000
Planting Justice Health & Well-being $25,000
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Community Organizing $250,000
Sogorea Te Land Trust Health & Well-being $50,000
The Lunar Project Community Organizing $50,000
Urban Ed Academy Health & Well-being $25,000

Grantmaking

Arts

 $2,737,163

17%

Economic Security

 $2,805,000

17%

Education

 $1,527,150

10%

Jewish Life

 $2,245,000

14%

Safety Net

 $1,120,000

7%

Mission-Related

 $1,870,269

Rapid Response

 $150,000

1%

COVID-19

 $2,736,734

17%

Racial Justice

 $868,000

5%

Detailed 2021 financial information, including audits, tax returns and investment performance, and project descriptions of grants awarded in 2021 can all be accessed on our website.

Allocation

Arts

24%
71%
5%

Economic Security

78%
19%
3%

Education

51%
49%

Jewish Life

34%
66%

Safety Net

87%
13%

Mission-Related

62%
38%

Rapid Response

33%
67%

COVID-19

24%
76%

Racial Justice

63%
37%

Total Grantmaking

48%
50%
2%

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