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“We Stand With You”

| by Cathy Cha in Immigrant Rights

An Open Letter to Undocu­mented Young People

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the DACA program, Haas, Jr. Fund President Cathy Cha thanks young undocumented people for their leadership and pledges continuing support and solidarity for the movement.

At a challenging time for all of us, I wanted to send a note to the young people across our country who are undocumented. With the Supreme Court’s ruling today that the Trump administration cannot end the Deferre…

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(Top, left to right) Cathy Cha, President, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; Don Chen, President and CEO, Surdna Foundation; (Bottom, left to right) Taryn Higashi, Executive Director, Unbound Philanthropy; and Kara Inae Carlisle, Vice President of Programs, McKnight Foundation.

Asian American Leaders In A Moment Of Pride And Peril

| by Loren Harris

How Philanthropy is Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Loren Harris, Kenneth Rainin Foundation's Chief Program and Strategy Officer, interviews four talented leaders including Haas, Jr. Fund president, Cathy Cha.

Growing up in central Georgia during the 70s and 80s afforded limited exposure to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and cultures beyond cartoons that featured offensive misappropriation of Asian…

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Remembering Our Most Vulnerable Neighbors

| by Robert Joseph in Community

Season of Sharing Targets Emergency Support Across the Bay Area

The Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund is expediting nearly $2 million to help lower-income Bay Area residents affected by the COVID-19 response.

As we look for ways to support Bay Area residents most affected by COVID-19, I would like to share important news about an initiative to provide emergency assistance to our most vulnerable neighbors. The Chronicl…

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Immigrants Rights Groups Need Support for Communications

| by Nico Calvo Rosenstone in Immigrant Rights

Four Key Takeaways on How Philanthropy Can Help

The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund asked several immigrant rights organizations how foundations can help ramp up their strategic communications work. Here is what we heard.

As federal policy makes immigrants a target, foundations are stepping up to support nonprofits’ advocacy efforts and work to protect people who are in harm’s way. But grant makers must also give priority to a key…

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Changing the Odds

| by Cathy Cha

Testing New Approaches for Protecting and Advancing Basic Rights and Oppor­tunities for All.

Haas, Jr. Fund President Cathy Cha on moving past a challenging moment in U.S. history and investing in positive, long-term solutions for immigrants and communities of color.

Whether I am picking up my seven-year-old daughter or attending a performance at her elementary school, the scenario is often the same. I see her little face scanning the room to find me in the crowd. Then our eyes…

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