$553 million in grants,
64 years of change­making

Explore our digital timeline to learn more about the Fund’s work and to find out about the heroic accomplishments of the leaders and organizations we have the privilege of supporting.

2017

October

2017

New tools for supporting nonprofit talent

Photo by Jamie Thrower

Haas, Jr. Fund grantee and partner Fund the People publishes a comprehensive new toolkit for investing in the nonprofit workforce as a way to increase the sector’s impact. Linda Wood, senior director of the Haas Leadership Initiatives states, “This rich new resource is full of information that will help funders, nonprofits and others maximize their investments in talent and leadership.”

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April

2017

Philanthropy’s role in a challenging time

Stormy White House Photo by Amanjeev

The 100-day mark of the Trump administration is a time of reflection for philanthropy and its partners in the work of advancing rights and creating opportunities for immigrants, LGBT people, and other communities. Haas, Jr. Fund Vice President of Programs Cathy Cha joins the dialogue with three colleagues in an article for the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The article follows up on a presentation the group made at a Northern California Grantmakers debate.  

2015

2015

A new focus on fundraising challenges—and solutions

Abstract crowd Photo by Sebastiaan ter Burg

The Fund launches research into key fundraising challenges facing nonprofits. Over the next year it publishes two new reports, Beyond Fundraising and Fundraising Bright Spots, as well as a series of blog posts focused on “learning out loud” about fundraising challenges and solutions in the sector.

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2014

2013

January

2013

Fundraising prompts a new conversation

Underdeveloped Report Cover, Nonprofit Leadership

The Fund and CompassPoint Nonprofit Services publish a groundbreaking report, UnderDeveloped, that spurs sector-wide talk about how to create a “culture of philanthropy” in nonprofit organizations.

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2012

2010

2010

The power of coaching

Lina Sheth discusses how coaching

As a leading philanthropic supporter of executive coaching, the Fund creates a series of short videos that provide firsthand accounts about the impact of coaching in the nonprofit sector.

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2009

2004

2004

Introducing The Flexible Leadership Awards

Man presents at a Flexible Leadership Awards Convening

The Fund introduces the Flexible Leadership Awards to help nonprofits and their leaders become even more effective. The program, which launches the following year, provides long-term leadership support to selected Fund grantees.

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1999

1999

Keeping Score with the Symphony

Children at Davies Hall

The Fund helps the San Francisco Symphony expand its national profile and make classical music accessible to more people, including kids. The centerpiece of the effort is Keeping Score, a multimedia project built around a nationally televised PBS series.

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