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Fatima Angeles of the Levi Strauss Foundation Challenges Foundations to Fund their Partners “Like We Want Them to Win”

By May 28, 2024 No Comments

A huge thank you to Fatima Angeles, the Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, for joining us on the latest episode of Let’s Hear It. Fatima talks with Eric about the Levi Strauss Foundation’s groundbreaking work in areas like reproductive justice, worker rights, immigrant rights, and democracy.

Fatima discusses her 24-year tenure at Cal Wellness, where she gained invaluable experience in strategic grantmaking, evaluation, and program direction under foundation legends Judy Belk and Gary Yates. She reflects on how these roles prepared her for leading a very different kind of corporate foundation.

She chats with Eric about about the essential role of communications in philanthropy, the need for reducing administrative burdens (although she calls them “shenanigans”), and the importance of making sure that we fund organizations “like we want them to win.”

Tune in to hear Fatima’s inspiring story and learn how the Levi Strauss Foundation is setting a new standard for corporate philanthropy.


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