Our Grants

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund has awarded more than $500 million in grants since its founding in 1953. We support organizations and initiatives that share our values and our commitment to the work of advancing and protecting fundamental rights and opportunities for all people.

The Haas, Jr. family’s love and deep appreciation for the vitality and beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area and its diverse people and cultures inspire our work. Over the decades, we have been a leading supporter of countless organizations and institutions working to make the Bay Area a better place and a stronger community for everyone who lives here.

The Fund also makes grants beyond the Bay Area. We recognize that achieving progress on the important issues we care about – such as immigrant rights and gay and lesbian equality – often requires us to support organizations and initiatives at the state and national levels so we can build and sustain powerful movements for change.
The Haas, Jr. Fund has great respect for the partners we work with in the Bay Area and throughout the country – and we invite you to find out more about the work of our grantees by searching our grants database. If you are a current Haas, Jr. Fund grantee or are seeking a grant from the Fund, please click on the appropriate link for more information and resources.

We appreciate your interest in the Haas, Jr. Fund’s grantmaking, and we invite you to keep checking our website for the latest news and information about our grants, and about our continuing work to fulfill our founder’s vision of a just and caring society.

The Fund does not support organizations that discriminate in their leadership, staffing or service provision on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, political affiliation or religious belief. The Fund may, however, support organizations whose services target groups that have been subject to discrimination.