Our Identity

At the heart of our work is an understanding of and appreciation for the idea that we’re all in this together.

We recognize that our grantmaking doesn’t drive change; change is born from knowledge put into action. We cultivate community so that, together, we can foster new ideas and make a substantive difference in the lives of our neighbors on the margins, now and through future generations.

The mission of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund is to help build a healthy, just, and vibrant society in which people feel connected to and responsible for their community.

In this, we continually strive to make progress. In this, we welcome engaged partners with whom we can collaborate respectfully and imaginatively. We know that no single entity or approach can solve the complex problems we face, but as a community, our long-term commitment helps to ensure access and create opportunity.

And access and opportunity lead to equity.

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