Every Voice Shines New Light

The value of an idea increases exponentially when it’s shared. From our staff, partners and grantees to the people impacted by their efforts, each perspective offers new insight into the critical issues at the heart of our work.

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Imagine a California Where We All Belong

| by Cathy Cha

We need to keep pushing for belonging for people that historically have not had equal access

Reflecting on the good work happening across many fronts to make our state more inclusive.

When I walked into the Fannie Lou Hamer Center for the first time, I instantly felt the warmth and comfort of this community space for Black students at UC Berkeley. Tucked away in a lesser-known part of campus, it’…

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What I’m Thankful For

| by Cathy Cha in Fund News

Catalyzing this Moment for Justice and Equality

I feel a deep gratitude, for being able to emerge, however tentatively, from the isolation and separation of Covid-19, and for the shifts we’re seeing in institutional racism and the stark inequalities around us.

One of the silver linings of the pandemic has been that I’m more grateful for the everyday things in life. That my kids are attending school in person. Going trick-or-treating with my 9-year-old even with masks on.…

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Welcoming Our New Communications Director

| by Cathy Cha in Fund News

Maliha Sadiq Brings Strategic Comms and Storytelling Experience to the Fund

Sadiq will design and implement communication strategies that strengthen the impacts of the organizations the Fund supports, and the communities it serves.

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund recently announced it has hired Maliha Sadiq as its new director of communications. In this position, Sadiq will lead strategic communications and storytelling efforts aimed at a…

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