The Walter and Elise Haas Fund is one of a number of private foundations associated with members of the Haas family that has been involved in the operation of Levi Strauss and Company.
The Walter and Elise Haas Fund was one of the original donors to fund the creation of the California Black Freedom Fund (CBFF) at the end of 2020. The CBFF is a left-of-center grantmaking organization that funds California-based groups that seek to eliminate what it perceives as systemic racism. It used funding from the original donors to provide grants that went towards advocacy for targeted redistricting, so-called racial equity, and the firing of who it determines are racist police officers. 1
- California Black Freedom Fund, February 4, 2021. https://cablackfreedomfund.org/#partners.