Introducing The LeadersTrust, College Success, plus important developments in the redistricting conversation


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NEWS FROM THE HAAS, JR. FUND     |    September 8, 2021
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Across the country, people are standing up for equality and justice. In California, our grantee partners are reaching out to communities across the state to get out the vote for the recall election. From the Movement for Black Lives to #MeToo to the struggle for LGBT rights, we’re seeing a groundswell of action and determination to create a better, fairer society.

That’s why I am so excited to see how the Fund’s longstanding work to strengthen nonprofit and movement leadership has blossomed as independent entity, The LeadersTrust.

Now this new organization is welcoming its first executive director, Sidney Hargro, a nationally known leader with a career-long commitment to advancing racial equity and social justice through smart and innovative philanthropy.

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Cathy Cha

President & CEO
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund

Fair Redistricting Requires Community Input

The redistricting process is essential to the functioning of democracy, and it plays a critical role in the distribution of political power. The Haas, Jr. Fund is working with key partners to help ensure that all communities—especially communities of color—have a voice.

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College Success
Let's Make College Affordable

Based on conversations over the past year with advocates and organizers working for change, colleague funders, and others, we believe students across California are dealing with a trail of broken promises. 

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Diego Rivera: Pan American Unity

The presentation of the mural, painted as a bold call for cultural solidarity across the Americas, was made possible in part by the Evelyn D. Haas Exhibition Fund.

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AAPI Solidarity
New Survey on Chinese Voters Surprises

Groundbreaking survey helps us understand perspectives of Chinese Americans, the largest AAPI ethnic group in the country.