Press Releases


  • Coaching Corps at UCLA Wins Civic Engagement Award 

    Longtime Fund grantee Coaching Corps has won the Spring 2014 Mongelli Award for Excellence in Civic Engagement at UCLA. Coaching Corps seeks to level the playing field by connecting motivated college students and community members who serve as volunteer coaches, mentors and role models for girls and boys who live in some of the most under-resourced communities. (July 2014)

  • Special Fund Helps LGBT Dreamers Get Work Permits and Relief from Deportation

    Nearly 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) undocumented young people have either received or are in the process of receiving two-year work permits and reprieves from the threat of deportation, thanks to a fund made possible by over three-dozen LGBT organizations. (February 2013)

  • National Study Sounds Alarm About Nonprofit Fundraising

    A new national study reveals that nonprofit organizations are stuck in a vicious cycle that threatens their ability to raise the resources they need to succeed. The study found high levels of turnover and lengthy vacancies in development director positions throughout the sector. More significantly, the study points to deeper issues that contribute to instability in the development director role, including a lack of basic fundraising systems and inadequate attention to fund development among key board and staff leaders. (January 2013)

  • Nation’s single-largest gift for scholarships to undocumented students announced

    The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund has awarded $1 million to UC Berkeley for scholarships for undocumented students. This will provide scholarship assistance for nearly 200 undocumented students on campus, who come from 20 different countries. (December 2012)

  • Coalition Launches Unprecedented, National Campaign to Help Legal Residents Become U.S. Citizens

    New software, mega workshops and non-profit collaboration to innovate naturalization assistance; two former INS Commissioners join effort, lending bipartisan support. (November 2012)

  • LGBT Movement Comes Together to Help Dreamers

    Initiated by a challenge grant from the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, LGBT movement leaders raise more than $75,000 to help young LGBT undocumented immigrants pay for their work-permit applications. (September 2012)

  • Preparing for the Integration of Undocumented Farm Workers

    Eleven organizations, led by United Farm Workers’ Foundation and Farmworker Justice, are launching new efforts to plan for the integration of more than one million farm workers and their families once the federal government enacts a pathway to legalization. (December 2010)

  • Study Released on Polling Regarding Marriage Equality

    A groundbreaking report released today analyzing a decade’s worth of polling on ballot measures regarding marriage for same-sex couples found that forces supporting and opposing marriage equality had little success at changing voter sentiment during these campaigns. (June 2010)

  • Cal Launches Pioneering Initiative on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

    On a campus long dedicated to educating Californians of every background, a major effort was announced to establish the University of California, Berkeley, as a national leader in research, teaching and public service related to equity and inclusion. (February 2010)

  • New Project Targets Federal Agencies for LGBT Rights

    A new project dedicated to making federal agency policies and practices more responsive to the rights and needs of the LGBT community has been announced by Public Interest Projects (PIP), the effort's fiscal sponsor. (January 2010)