In 1952, Walter A. Haas, Sr. and Elise Stern Haas established the Walter & Elise Haas Fund. Doing so made tangible their commitment to opportunity and access for all. As of its creation the Fund was — and still remains — a natural and enduring extension of our founders’ appreciation for San Francisco and the Bay Area.
The mission of the Walter & Elise Haas Fund is to help build a healthy, just, and vibrant society in which people feel connected to and responsible for their community.
The people who make up the Walter & Elise Haas Fund choose to live by these four values: Family, Shared Responsibility, Belonging, and Possibility.