The Walter and Elise Haas Fund is a private family foundation located in the San Francisco Bay Area. With 10 employees and nine family trustees, we build on a legacy of smart, on-going relationships that create a more equitable Bay Area today and for generations to come. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. The Fund offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries.

Open Now: Bay Area Youth (BAY) Community Fellowship

Temporary Part Time | June 7 – July 15, 2021


Position Summary

The Walter & Elise Haas Fund (WEHF) is seeking two Bay Area youth advisors for a six-week summer fellowship.

As a BAY Community Fellow, you will join the team at the Walter & Elise Haas Fund to grow your personal power and agency for your own life goals, build on career skills in a virtual professional setting, learn what philanthropy is, and help decide how to put money into the Oakland and San Francisco communities in order to strengthen public education and youth power across the Bay.

Over this paid, six-week long, 20-hours per week fellowship, you will learn the craft of grantmaking (i.e. giving money to nonprofits) through a social justice and transformative action lens, with mentorship from a multiracial and intergenerational staff. Learning opportunities for you may include workshops about giving money away for justice; how to transform public education; and building your own financial capacity.

BAY Community Fellows work virtually with a small team of peer fellows and Fund staff, help convene communities working to change public education and to create opportunities for youth of color in Oakland and San Francisco, and work independently on a capstone project.


This opportunity is open to currently enrolled and recent graduates of Career Pathways programs at Oakland Unified School District and San Francisco Unified School District.


Fellowship Stipend

$3,000 paid in $1,000 increments every two weeks.

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