Walter & Elise
Haas Fund

2022 Annual Report

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

Reflections

Looking back at — and learning from — 2022.

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,

What does it mean to be an effective grantmaker?

In 2022, Walter & Elise Haas Fund trustees and staff took stock of both our grantmaking practices and the values that underpin how we make decisions. Together, we envisioned new ways for the Fund to approach its work, ways that express our values, are responsive and adaptive, and are more likely to result in improved quality of life for those who call the Bay Area home.

The staff and trustees of the Fund know that alongside all the good that philanthropy does, this sector has also unintentionally hurt the nonprofit community. At the Fund, we have been part of perpetuating a system that weighs nonprofits down in bureaucracy and administrative tasks, and one that eats up precious nonprofit resources. Each report and proposal we require, for example, detracts from the time nonprofits spend on programs. We can’t expect nonprofits to move their work forward while operating on modest grants that they have to reapply for every year.

If we want to make progress towards lofty goals — region-wide economic well-being and racial equity, to name two — we must get it right. And that goes further than just reducing administrative burdens for grantees. To be an effective grantmaker we must support nonprofits to win.

What does that look like? It means:

  • Centering community and ensuring that Fund decisions are influenced and directed by those with lived experience and — therefore — the best sense of how to bring about community change.
  • Favoring relationships and learning over transactions. We want to focus on how we do our work because how we engage affects who benefits and how completely they benefit.
  • Investing in systems and solutions as an alternative to addressing symptoms. Too often, the philanthropic sector gets caught up in reacting to immediate problems instead of addressing root causes or working proactively to keep crises from happening in the first place.
  • Integrating our work across program areas so our efforts reach farther, and more completely.
  • Making deeper commitments to longer-term partners — that means larger, multi-year grants that help nonprofit partners act more effectively.
  • Training, reflection, practice, and the other internal work the Fund staff and trustees need to undertake to continually strengthen our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion to become a multi-cultural, anti-racist organization.

Our recent experience with Education Learning Labs, Pandemic Arts Pods, and Racial Justice cohorts have helped us see just how effective philanthropy can be if we make these changes. When we listen to the people closest to the issues and structure frictionless support for work that meets the moment, then nonprofits win. They succeed not only in meeting immediate objectives but also in moving closer to fully realizing their missions.

One example of this shift is our support of Resilient Bayview. San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood faces a raft of significant, longstanding challenges — toxic Superfund sites, predicted sea level rise, and temperatures increasing faster and farther than in the rest of the city. How can philanthropy help most effectively? We could cherry pick individual nonprofits to fund but doing so puts those nonprofits in competition for grants when their goals are aligned. Funding Resilient Bayview — a nonprofit collaborative — reduces that friction, builds a broader coalition, allows a more expansive perspective, and merits more significant, longer-term support.

We want nonprofits to win now and for years to come.

Thank you,
Jamie Allison and Charlotte Haas Prime

Our Family

Everything we do as part of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, we do as a family. The Fund’s trustees are comprised of members of three branches of the Haas-Goldman family, and we see the staff, our partners, and the community as an extension of this Bay Area family.

In 2022, we celebrated completing our transition to a new, full complement of staff. Each is listed below, alongside a brief description of their duties, in the hopes that you will feel welcome reaching out to those who are best suited to engage with you. We were lucky to also have an exceptional contingent of fellows working alongside us this year: Jessica Gutierrez Garcia, Kenny Hua, and Sameeha Khan, and our three B.A.Y. Fellows Kevin, Virginia, and Noah.

After completing two years as Board Chair, Charlotte Haas Prime passes the role to her cousin, Bradley Haas. We join in congratulating him and welcoming him to this leadership role. We express gratitude to Daniel Goldman as he steps down from his service to the board and thank him for five years of guidance and commitment to making the Bay Area a more equitable place for all.

2022 Staff

Jamie Allison
Executive Director
Jamie leads the Fund in partnership with trustees, ensuring our work expresses our values, resonates with community, and catalyzes the field.
Kevin B.
BAY Community Fellow
Kevin provided youth perspective to the Fund’s education grantmaking and to the Generational Recovery Fund, a philanthropic collaborative working to support Bay Area youth in their recovery from the loss of opportunity and connection caused by COVID-19.
Faiza Bukhari
Program Lead | Racial Justice and Arts Build Resilient Communities
Faiza leads the Fund’s grantmaking in racial justice and the arts, with a special emphasis on the role of the arts in building resilient communities.
Deeptansh Chadha
Associate | Grants and Learning
Deep guides the Fund’s grantmaking and learning, assisting grantseekers, grantees, and staff in data collection, analysis, and impact storytelling.
Jessica Gutierrez-Garcia
CORO Fellow
Jessica guided the Fund’s inquiry into the intersections of our education, economic security, and safety net grantmaking.
Anna Hernandez
Strategist | Justice, Equity, and Learning
Anna leads the Fund’s equity, learning, and justice work, guiding organizational development, grantmaking, and values-aligned strategies.
Kenny Hua
Stanford Philanthropy Fellow
Kenny guided the Fund’s inquiry into climate justice, working with community leaders in the Bayview and researching philanthropy’s role in disaster resilience at the intersection of racial and environmental justice.
Sameeha Khan
Stanford Philanthropy Fellow
Sameeha guided the Fund’s inquiry into climate justice, working with community leaders in the Bayview and researching philanthropy’s role in disaster resilience at the intersection of racial and environmental justice.
Marcel Marania
Grants Manager
Marcel leads the design of the Fund’s grantmaking processes from start to finish, creating the systems that propel Fund grantmaking from both a tactical and a values-driven perspective.
Christine Metropoulos
Executive Associate
Christine is the Fund’s project manager, leading Fund communication with trustees and the public, managing creative sprints for our teams, and supporting Jamie and trustees in their work.
Suki O’Kane
Administrator
Suki holds the Fund’s finance, investment, talent, and technology strategies, operationalizing these with an equity lens.
Stephanie Rapp
Program Lead | Jewish Life and Special Projects
Stephanie leads the Fund’s grantmaking in Jewish life, with an emphasis on multi-faith action to advance social justice, and she leads disaster resilience grantmaking.
Noah S.
BAY Community Fellow
Noah provided youth perspective to the Fund’s education grantmaking and to the Generational Recovery Fund, a philanthropic collaborative working to support Bay Area youth in their recovery from the loss of opportunity and connection caused by COVID-19.
Pui Ling Tam
Program Lead | Education
Pui Ling leads the Fund’s grantmaking in education, economic justice, and social safety net, with a focus on youth and community-engaged and community-led grantmaking.
Virginia U.
BAY Community Fellow
Virginia provided youth perspective to the Fund’s education grantmaking and to the Generational Recovery Fund, a philanthropic collaborative working to support Bay Area youth in their recovery from the loss of opportunity and connection caused by COVID-19.
Natalia Vigil
Program Lead | Arts and Creative Work Fund
Natalia leads the Fund’s grantmaking in the arts, with a special emphasis on arts education, and she leads the Creative Work Fund, a philanthropic collaborative that supports artists and organizations in partnership to create new work.

2022 Board Members

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

Program Areas

The Arts

The Arts Portfolio By Strategy

32 %

Cultural Commons

$ 705,000

35 %

Arts
Education

$ 776,500

33 %

Creative
Work Fund

$ 725,000

Organization Strategy Amount
3rd i South Asian Independent Film Cultural Commons $20,000
Afro Urban Society Cultural Commons $25,000
Alphabet Rockers Cultural Commons $50,000
Alternative Minds Foundation Inc Creative Work Fund $500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation Arts Education $50,000
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Creative Work Fund $500
API Cultural Center Inc Cultural Commons $20,000
ARTogether Cultural Commons $25,000
Asian Improv Arts Creative Work Fund $500
Attitudinal Healing Connection Inc Arts Education $90,000
Betti Ono Foundation Cultural Commons $30,000
Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corporation Creative Work Fund $500
Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corporation Creative Work Fund $50,000
Cal Performances Arts Education $45,000
Calle 24 Latino Cultural District Creative Work Fund $500
Cantare Con Vivo Arts Education $16,500
Cascada De Flores Creative Work Fund $500
Cascada de Flores Creative Work Fund $40,000
Castro Organ Devotees Association Cultural Commons $25,000
Center For Independent Living Creative Work Fund $50,000
Center For Independent Living Creative Work Fund $500
Children After School Arts Creative Work Fund $500
Chinese Historical Society Of America Cultural Commons $30,000
Circuit Network Creative Work Fund $500
Cityside Journalism Initiative Creative Work Fund $500
Civic Symphony Association Of San Francisco Creative Work Fund $500
Clarion Alley Mural Project Creative Work Fund $50,000
Clarion Alley Mural Project Creative Work Fund $500
Corporation Of The Fine Arts Museums Creative Work Fund $500
CounterPulse Creative Work Fund $50,000
CounterPulse Creative Work Fund $500
Create CA Arts Education $40,000
Diamano Coura West African Dance Co Cultural Commons $25,000
Duniya Dance And Drum Company Cultural Commons $30,000
East Point Peace Academy Creative Work Fund $500
Eastside Arts Alliance Cultural Commons $60,000
Epiphany Dance Theater Cultural Commons $15,000
Flyaway Productions Arts Education $20,000
Golden Gate Audubon Society Inc Creative Work Fund $500
Grantmakers In The Arts Cultural Commons $10,000
Haight Street Art Center Creative Work Fund $500
Haight Street Art Center Creative Work Fund $40,000
Heyday Creative Work Fund $500
Hip Hop Congress Inc Creative Work Fund $500
Intermusic SF Cultural Commons $10,000
Joe Goode Perfomance Group Cultural Commons $25,000
Kronos Performing Arts Assn Creative Work Fund $500
La Peña Cultural Center Cultural Commons $7,800
Leap Arts In Education Arts Education $150,000
Lighthouse For The Blind And Visually Impaired Creative Work Fund $500
Lighthouse For The Blind And Visually Impaired Creative Work Fund $50,000
Manilatown Heritage Foundation Creative Work Fund $500
Manilatown Heritage Foundation Creative Work Fund $50,000
Mediate Art Group Creative Work Fund $500
Mercy Housing California Creative Work Fund $500
Movimiento De Arte Y Cultura Latino Americana De San Jose Incorporated Cultural Commons $17,500
Mozart Youth Camerata Creative Work Fund $500
Museum Of Childrens Arts Arts Education $20,000
Museum Of Dance Creative Work Fund $500
Museum Of Dance Creative Work Fund $50,000
Nihonmachi Legal Outreach DBA Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach Creative Work Fund $500
North Bay Jobs With Justice Creative Work Fund $50,000
North Bay Jobs With Justice Creative Work Fund $500
Oakland Rising Cultural Commons $50,000
Old First Center For The Arts Creative Work Fund $500
QCC-The Center For Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Art & Culture Arts Education $90,000
Queens Of The Castro Inc Creative Work Fund $500
Rad Napa Creative Work Fund $500
Ruth Asawa San Francisco School Of The Arts Creative Work Fund $500
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company Creative Work Fund $50,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company Creative Work Fund $500
San Francisco Jazz Organization Creative Work Fund $500
San Francisco Parks Alliance Creative Work Fund $500
San Francisco Womens Centers Creative Work Fund $500
School Of Arts And Culture At MHP Creative Work Fund $500
SF Urban Film Fest Cultural Commons $25,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco Creative Work Fund $500
Shakespeare-San Francisco Creative Work Fund $25,000
Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence Inc Creative Work Fund $500
Small Press Traffic Literary Arts Center Creative Work Fund $500
SOMArts Cultural Commons $14,700
Sozo Impact Inc Creative Work Fund $500
Stagewrite Arts Education $45,000
Stern Grove Festival Association Cultural Commons $25,000
The 500 Capp Street Foundation Creative Work Fund $500
The Center For Cultural Innovation Cultural Commons $50,000
The Dance Brigade A New Group From Wallflower Order Creative Work Fund $50,000
The Dance Brigade A New Group From Wallflower Order Creative Work Fund $500
The Lab SF Creative Work Fund $500
Tibetian Association of Northern California Cultural Commons $50,000
Walking Cinema Creative Work Fund $50,000
Walking Cinema Creative Work Fund $500
World Arts West Cultural Commons $65,000
World Arts West Creative Work Fund $500
WTAW Press Creative Work Fund $500
Youth Beat Creative Work Fund $45,000
Youth Beat Creative Work Fund $500
Youth Beat Arts Education $60,000
Youth Speaks Inc Arts Education $150,000
Z Space Studio Creative Work Fund $500
Zawaya Creative Work Fund $500

COVID-19

COVID-19 Portfolio By Strategy

100 %

Vaccine Equity

$ 100,000

Organization Strategy Amount
Booker T Washington Community Service Center Vaccine Equity $100,000

Disaster Resilience

Disaster Resilience Portfolio By Strategy

5 %

Disaster Preparedness

$ 50,000

95 %

Climate Resilience

$ 900,000

Organization Strategy Amount
Resilient Bayview Climate Resilience $900,000
San Francisco Community Agencies Responding To Disaster Disaster Preparedness $50,000

Economic Security

Economic Security Portfolio By Strategy

31 %

Workforce Development

$ 225,000

24 %

Build and Protect Assets

$ 170,000

45 %

Public Policy and Systems Change

$ 325,000

Organization Strategy Amount
California Domestic Workers Coalition Public Policy and Systems Change $100,000
Community Financial Resources Build and Protect Assets $50,000
East Bay Alliance For A Sustainable Economy Public Policy and Systems Change $50,000
Esq Apprentice Workforce Development $75,000
HOPE SF Workforce Development $100,000
ICAFund Build and Protect Assets $70,000
Mypath Build and Protect Assets $50,000
Service Provider’s Working Group Public Policy and Systems Change $75,000
SFmade Workforce Development $50,000
Techequity Collaborative Public Policy and Systems Change $50,000
Western Center on Law and Poverty Public Policy and Systems Change $50,000

Education

Education Portfolio By Strategy

19 %

Quality Jobs

$ 300,000

36 %

Transforming Systems

$ 550,000

45 %

Youth Empowerment

$ 700,000

Organization Strategy Amount
Alameda Health System Foundation Quality Jobs $150,000
Alliance For Girls Youth Empowerment $150,000
Californians For Justice Education Fund Transforming Systems $150,000
Coleman Children And Youth Services Transforming Systems $100,000
Flourish Agenda Inc Transforming Systems $50,000
Generational Recovery Fund Youth Empowerment $150,000
Linked Learning Alliance Transforming Systems $100,000
Oakland Unified School District Quality Jobs $150,000
San Francisco Unified School District Transforming Systems $150,000
Young Community Developers Youth Empowerment $100,000
Young Womens Freedom Center Youth Empowerment $50,000
Youth Organize! California Youth Empowerment $100,000
Youth Power Fund Youth Empowerment $100,000
Youth Ventures Joint Powers Authority Youth Empowerment $50,000

Jewish Life

Jewish Life Portfolio By Strategy

81 %

Building Partnerships for Social Justice

$ 1,405,000

19 %

Diversity is
a Strength

$ 335,000

Organization Strategy Amount
Anti-Defamation League Building Partnerships for Social Justice $130,000
California Volunteers Fund Building Partnerships for Social Justice $50,000
Dimensions Educational Consulting Inc. Diversity is a Strength $75,000
Graduate Theological Union Building Partnerships for Social Justice $75,000
Jewish Family And Community Services East Bay Building Partnerships for Social Justice $120,000
Jewish Film Institute Diversity is a Strength $70,000
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable Building Partnerships for Social Justice $140,000
Jewish Youth For Community Action Building Partnerships for Social Justice $10,000
Jews Of Color Initiative Diversity is a Strength $140,000
Magnes Collection Of Jewish Art And Life Building Partnerships for Social Justice $80,000
More In Common Inc Building Partnerships for Social Justice $100,000
National Council Of Jewish Women Incorporated Building Partnerships for Social Justice $60,000
New Pluralists Building Partnerships for Social Justice $250,000
Philanthropy For Active Civic Engagement Building Partnerships for Social Justice $70,000
Repair The World Inc Building Partnerships for Social Justice $140,000
San Francisco Interfaith Council Building Partnerships for Social Justice $80,000
SVARA Diversity is a Strength $50,000
Wilderness Torah Building Partnerships for Social Justice $100,000

Racial Justice

Racial Justice Portfolio By Strategy

59 %

Health &
Well-Being

$ 500,000

41 %

Community Organizing

$ 350,000

Organization Strategy Amount
AAPI Force-EF Community Organizing $50,000
Artist As First Responder Health & Well-being $50,000
Asian Pacific Fund Health & Well-being $50,000
Black Citizen Community Organizing $50,000
Black Cultural Zone Community Development Corporation Health & Well-being $50,000
Black Organizing Project Inc Community Organizing $50,000
Chinese Progressive Association Community Organizing $50,000
East Oakland Collective Health & Well-being $50,000
Ella Baker Center For Human Rights In California Community Organizing $50,000
Greenlining Institute Community Organizing $50,000
Homeless Children’s Network Health & Well-being $50,000
Lunar Community Organizing $50,000
Next River Health & Well-being $50,000
OCCUR Health & Well-being $50,000
Planting Justice Health & Well-being $50,000
Sogorea Te Land Trust Health & Well-being $50,000
Urban Ed Academy Health & Well-being $50,000

Safety Net

Safety Net Portfolio By Strategy

5 %

Policy & Emerging Needs

$ 60,000

8 %

Information & Referral

$ 90,000

13 %

Legal Services

$ 150,000

74 %

Direct Services

$ 880,000

Organization Strategy Amount
A Safe Place Direct Services $30,000
Abode Services Direct Services $30,000
Bay Area Community Services Inc Direct Services $30,000
Bayview Hunters Point YMCA 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
Corner Stone Community Development Corporation 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 Inc 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
Magnolia Womens Recovery Program Inc Direct Services $60,000
Meals On Wheels Of San Francisco Inc 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
Open Door Legal Legal Services $30,000
Project Open Hand Direct Services $30,000
Raphael House Of San Francisco Inc Direct Services $30,000
San Francisco Food Bank Direct Services $50,000
Simply The Basics Direct Services $30,000
Society St Vincent De Paul Alameda Direct Services $30,000
St Anthony Foundation Direct Services $30,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Direct Services $50,000
The Alliance For Community Wellness Direct Services $30,000
The Center To Promote Healthcare Access Inc Information & Referral $30,000
The Davis Street Community Center Incorporated Direct Services $30,000
United Way Of The Bay Area Information & Referral $30,000

Mission-Related

Mission-Related Portfolio By Strategy

13 %

Board & Staff

$ 211,946

48 %

Capital

$ 750,000

19 %

Field-Building

$ 291,845

20 %

Responsive Grants

$ 309,900

Organization Strategy Amount
3rd Street Youth Center And Clinic Responsive Grantmaking $1,500
Alliance For Justice Philanthropic Field-Building $5,000
Attitudinal Healing Connection Inc Capital $250,000
Battery Foundation Mission-Related, Philanthropic Field-Building $40,000
Collective Liberty Responsive Grantmaking $25,000
Data for Good Fund Responsive Grantmaking $22,500
Emerging Practitioners In Philanthropy Philanthropic Field-Building $25,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association Philanthropic Field-Building $2,055
FFWD Philanthropic Field-Building $50,000
Grantmakers Concerned With Immigrants And Refugees Philanthropic Field-Building $4,500
Grantmakers For Education Philanthropic Field-Building $3,700
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Philanthropic Field-Building $5,090
Independent Arts & Media Responsive Grantmaking $50,000
Jewish Funders Network Mission-Related, Philanthropic Field-Building $2,500
Jion Academy Community Designated Grants $750
Justice Funders Philanthropic Field-Building $12,500
Latino Community Foundation Responsive Grantmaking $150,000
Liberation In A Generation Philanthropic Field-Building $25,000
Luna Kids Dance Inc Capital $100,000
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Capital $200,000
Mission Language & Vocational School Community Designated Grants $150
National Center For Family Philanthropy Inc Philanthropic Field-Building $10,000
Northern California Grantmakers Philanthropic Field-Building $14,250
Northern California Grantmakers Responsive Grantmaking $50,000
PEAK Grantmaking Inc Philanthropic Field-Building $25,000
Peak Grantmaking Inc Philanthropic Field-Building $2,250
Philanthropy For Active Civic Engagement Philanthropic Field-Building $10,000
Public Policy Institute Of California Philanthropic Field-Building $5,000
Solidaire Network Philanthropic Field-Building $50,000
The West Oakland Health Council Responsive Grantmaking $10,000
Youth Art Exchange Capital $200,000

Grantmaking

Arts

 $2,206,500

20%

Jewish Life

 $1,740,000

16%

Mission-Related

 $1,563,691

Education

 $1,550,000

14%

Safety Net

 $1,180,000

11%

Disaster Resilience

 $950,000

9%

Racial Justice

 $850,000

8%

Economic Security

 $720,000

7%

COVID-19

 $100,000

1%

Detailed 2022 financial information, including audits, tax returns and investment performance, and project descriptions of grants awarded in 2022 can all be accessed on our website.

Allocation

Arts

31%
44%
25%

Disaster Resilience

100%

Economic Security

90%
10%

Education

39%
61%

Jewish Life

20%
80%

Safety Net

90%
10%

Mission-Related

95%
5%

COVID-19

100%

Racial Justice

88%
12%

Total Grantmaking

55%
38%
7%

 General Operating Support  Project Support  Capital