This year requires us all to step up in extraordinary ways. The Fund asks you to join us in redirecting your efforts and resources to aid communities in crisis.
Supplying the community with civil legal services support dramatically improves quality of life, circumventing crises before they happen.
National Arts and Humanities Month is here, and artists need our support more than ever.
The Walter & Elise Haas Fund stands with those who fight for justice. We stand with those whose courage and moral leadership insists that we address racial discrimination and anti-Black racism immediately. Last week the Fund’s Board Chair John Goldman and I co-authored a message to the Fund’s grantees. We share it here publicly on
The Education Learning Lab is ultimately a case of participatory grantmaking in action.
Introducing the Walter & Elise Haas Fund Rapid Response Learning Lab
Things are changing quickly, frequently, and for many of us, frighteningly. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all to respond generously and compassionately despite the chaotic nature of the day—and that’s what we intend to do. The Walter & Elise Haas Fund is offering, and hopefully modelling, COVID-19-specific support in two phases, with more likely
It’s one thing to understand that busing kids to schools around the city might be an incomplete solution to disparity in education. Developing a data-based, sustainable plan to address inadequacies and then building the momentum to enact that plan, however — that’s something at an entirely different scale of impact.
San Francisco’s Financial Justice Project — the first of its kind in the country — assesses and reforms how fees and fines unintentionally push people into poverty and make government a driver of inequality.