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We are looking ahead to the future, ever dedicated to finding ways the Fund can make a unique contribution to this very special place in which we live.

Evelyn D. Haas

$625 million in grants,
67 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.

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2020

2019

September
2019

Expanding Equity Efforts at Cal

Two students at University of California, Berkeley looking at a laptop together.

The University of California, Berkeley, receives a $10 million grant from the Haas, Jr. Fund to create a more diverse, welcoming, and inclusive campus. A cornerstone of the gift is $2 million for scholarships designed to bolster the university’s African American student community and their overall campus experience.

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2017

July
2017

Welcoming Raquiba LaBrie

Raquiba LaBrie, a former senior leader with the Open Society Foundations, starts work as program director for the Haas, Jr. Fund’s Education Equity program. Raised in East Oakland, Raquiba comes to the Fund with extensive experience managing grantmaking programs focused on racial justice, immigrant and LGBT rights, education, workforce development and other issues. In her new position, Raquiba directs the Fund’s efforts to close achievement gaps so all students can reach their full potential.

2015

November 30
2015

Building an inclusive university

U.C. Berkeley

Longtime Haas, Jr. Fund partner U.C. Berkeley is a leader in higher education when it comes to creating an accessible and welcoming environment for diverse students. A wide-ranging report shares lessons from the Cal experience.   

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2010

1999

1999

Helping all kids get in the game

Children playing soccer

The Fund launches Coaching Corps (formerly Team-Up for You), which trains volunteer coaches for after-school sports programs in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. The nonprofit group eventually serves more than 50,000 children in California.

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