About the Fund: Mission

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.

A healthy, just, and vibrant society is one in which individual members feel a personal stake in the well-being of the whole, and have equal access to the tools and opportunities that enable them to fully participate in community life. Such a society requires respect for diversity, addresses social and economic inequities, and allows its members to exercise both choice and responsibility. A solid foundation of community institutions and organizations with strong leadership supports the realization of this vision.

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents free educational programming and cultural events such as the premiere of the jazz oratorio Harriet Tubman: Bound for the Promised Land.


Featured photos by Anne Hamersky