Foundations Supporting ING We are immensely grateful to the following foundations for their financial support and contributions to the development and growth of ING’s work. ING Interfaith Speakers Bureau Grants: Walter and Elise Haas Fund In 1952, Walter A. Haas, Sr. and his wife, Elise Stern Haas, established the Walter and Elise Haas Fund as an enduring expression of their philanthropic commitment to San Francisco. 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. A healthy, just, and vibrant society is one in which individual members feel a personal stake in the well-being of the whole, and have equal access to the tools and opportunities that enable them to fully participate in community life. Such a society requires respect for diversity, addresses social and economic inequities, and allows its members to exercise both choice and responsibility. A solid foundation of community institutions and organizations with strong leadership supports the realization of this vision. One Nation Bay Area By providing matching grants, the One Nation Foundation has joined with Bay Area community foundations in a two-year initiative to strengthen relationships between Muslim and non-Muslim communities in the Bay Area. Together, The San Francisco Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Marin Community Foundation and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) have partnered with the One Nation Foundation to continue our work over the past decade with Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities. This new fund grants organizations up to $10,000 to support civic engagement efforts that bring together American Muslim and non-Muslim leaders and residents to address community issues of common concern. Silicon Valley Community Foundation Silicon Valley Community Foundation provides visionary community leadership by identifying emerging challenges in the Silicon Valley region. It does so through research, grant making programs, and the ability to bring together diverse groups of problem-solvers, with the intention of building and energizing a community of philanthropists who strengthen the common good. SVCF offers expert guidance on the art and science of giving. The foundation helps donors create personalized charitable funds, corporate philanthropy programs, and philanthropic consulting services. Shinnyo-en Foundation Shinnyo-en Foundation’s mission is to promote greater harmony among human beings, bring forth compassion, and nurture future generations to build more caring communities. They believe this mission can be actualized through a widespread participation of individual service, and the thoughtful reflection that accompanies it. The foundation believes that a service orientation to life provides all people with the possibility of joy and peace. Because of this, the foundation focuses its work on nurturing service, especially in young people, and in promoting a certain kind of service that is based upon the alignment of an individual’s heart, mind and actions. The San Francisco Foundation The San Francisco Foundation is an incubator for community investment, original ideas, and passionate leadership. Since 1948, The San Francisco Foundation has been bringing together networks of philanthropists and civic leaders to support and build on the strengths of the community and make the San Francisco Bay Area the best place it can be. A leading agent of Bay Area philanthropy, it ranks among the nation’s largest community foundations in grant making and assets. The foundation cultivates a family of donors sharing a commitment to the Bay Area. Together, they give millions of dollars a year to foster strong communities, respond to local needs, and elevate public awareness. ING Healthcare Diversity Seminars Grants: The California Endowment The California Endowment is a private, statewide health foundation with a mission to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. The California Endowment’s Health Happens Here campaign forms the core of its work. It challenges us to think about people’s heath beyond the doctor’s office and beyond the good vs. bad choices people make. The California Endowment was established in 1996 as a result of Blue Cross of California’s creation of its for-profit subsidiary, WellPoint Health Networks. Since then, the endowment has invested in health broadly, from strengthening the safety net for families struggling with poverty to diversifying the health care workforce. The Health Trust The vision of The Health Trust is to make Silicon Valley the healthiest region in America—a place where every resident can achieve optimal health throughout their lifetime, no matter their background, income, race, ethnicity or age. The Health Trust believes that health care does not just take place in a doctor’s office and clinic or hospital. For everyone to achieve optimal health, the community itself must become a place that supports the health of all its residents. With a strong emphasis on prevention, the foundation focuses its work through three initiatives: Healthy Living, Healthy Aging, and Healthy Communities. For the goals of each initiative, The Health Trust works through grant making, direct services and programs, partnerships, and policy and advocacy. ING Capacity Building Grants: The Civic Engagement Fund The Civic Engagement Fund — a pooled fund coordinated by Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) — was initiated in 2006, for the sake of investing in and raising the visibility of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities. The CEF supports sixteen AMEMSA organizations to increase their individual and shared capacities around issue areas of common concern; to build ownership around their own capacity development; and to better serve their communities through collective action. Since its inception, the CEF has been based on a learning model that creates avenues for shared learning and understanding on the part of our philanthropic partners and grantee partners, as well as AAPIP as drivers of the process. AMEMSA communities, while serving and representing ethnically and culturally distinct and diverse constituencies, collectively continue to face heightened challenges such as public and media scrutiny, misunderstanding and discrimination. More than a decade after 9/11 the challenges are daunting, yet the opportunities to support, invest and learn are immense. ING Affiliate Grants: The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation is committed to building a better world by embracing the universally shared values of Islam—peace and social justice—through a rights-based approach to community engagement and the empowerment of disadvantaged people. The foundation promotes education through its One World Youth Project, offering a global competence curriculum to middle schools around the world. El-Hibri’s annual Peace Education Prize, established in 2007, recognizes leading peace educators who have made significant contributions to the field. In the near future, the Foundation will launch the annual Youth Peace Education Scholarship for graduate level study. El-Hibri’s programs and grants promote knowledge about religious diversity in the United States and the value of interfaith dialogue and collaboration. American Muslim Civic Engagement Fund The American Muslim Civic Engagement Fund strives to promote civic engagement among Muslim Americans. A donor advised fund at The Chicago Community Trust, the American Muslim Civic Engagement Fund is designed to foster civic engagement and promote a better understanding of the Muslim-American culture. Since 2011, the American Muslim Civic Engagement Fund has awarded grants to nonprofit organizations that help Muslim Americans take part in social, political and religious spheres of influence. Members of the fund have partnered with like-minded organizations to raise money. They raised $125,000 to earn a matching grant from One Chicago, One Nation, a project that brings together Chicagoans of diverse faiths and cultures. The Trust is a partner in this community initiative.