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As a sector, we need to take the lessons we’re learning here to heart and put people at the center of our work.
I am here — both in the Bay Area and at the Fund — in no small part because of the importance of equity.
The Fund is proud to support organizations that uphold the values of acceptance and inclusion and to help galvanize resistance to hate and bigotry. These voices are needed now more than ever.
On this sunny day, with the sparkling San Francisco Bay serving as a backdrop, the last group of families moved from some of the City’s worst public housing into brand new units at Hunters View.
We are being called by these times to engage in different and new ways, even if it causes us discomfort. Business must be anything but usual going forward.
If you are a nonprofit leader, I encourage you to train your staff and begin planning your disaster response.
José Quiñonez’s personal story, and the story of the Mission Asset Fund’s creation and ascent, present a window into the kind of leadership with which the Walter & Elise Haas Fund is honored to collaborate.
Not only do job training programs help the unemployed find work, those aligned with high-growth sectors lift people and families out of poverty; they help connect people to living wage jobs and stable career paths. That’s access and opportunity. That’s economic security.