Haas Blog

Philanthropy in the Age of Trump: Not Business as Usual

By Pam David, Executive Director
February 16, 2017 | No Comments

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.

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Updating SFUSDs Arts Master Plan: A RFP

By Frances Phillips, Program Director, Arts and The Creative Work Fund
January 23, 2017 | No Comments

Seeking an independent consultant to undertake the important task of updating San Francisco School District’s visual and performing arts master plan.

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EVENT: How (& Why) Higher Ed. Contributes to Community

By The Walter & Elise Haas Fund
January 20, 2017 | No Comments

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for a free event focusing on higher education’s role in building just and sustainable communities.

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Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap, Together

By Elena Chávez Quezada, Senior Program Officer, Economic Security
January 19, 2017 | No Comments

As we march this Saturday, erasing the disparity in wealth is just one of the issues that we set out to achieve. This is a time of change for America and it is up to all of us, working together, to make sure it is change for the better, for all.

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Successfully Navigating Leadership Transitions

By The Walter & Elise Haas Fund
January 12, 2017 | No Comments

We are excited to share news of the California launch of What’s Next: Leading a Thriving Transition, a program for long-time leaders who anticipate transitioning out of their leadership roles within the next five years.

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Remembering Disaster, Ready for Disaster

By Stephanie Rapp, Senior Program Officer, Jewish Life and Special Projects
October 20, 2016 | No Comments

If you are a nonprofit leader, I encourage you to train your staff and begin planning your disaster response.

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Fund Phone is Up!

By Suki OKane, Director of Administration
October 12, 2016 | No Comments

Trying to reach us on the phone? The Fund is was having a temporary outage of our phone service, which we are working to resolved. If you ever need to reach us without using a phone, try email: For grant-related inquiries: grantsmanager@haassr.org For all other inquiries: admin@haassr.org Thanks!

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Pam David Appointed Berkeley–Haas Social Impact Fellow

By The Walter & Elise Haas Fund
September 13, 2016 | No Comments

These fellows share one thing in common: they are changing the world with their deep and meaningful work connected to social impact and we are honored to welcome them to Haas.

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CWF Now Accepting Letters of Inquiry for Projects Featuring Literary and Traditional Artists

By Frances Phillips, Program Director, Arts and The Creative Work Fund
September 7, 2016 | No Comments

If you’re interested in applying for one of these highly competitive $10,000 to $40,000 grants, we encourage you to attend one of our informational seminars or webinars.

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Making the Invisible Visible at Mission Asset Fund

By Elena Chávez Quezada, Senior Program Officer, Economic Security
August 2, 2016 | No Comments

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.

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Featured photos by Anne Hamersky