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Our mission:

The Levi Strauss Foundation supports pioneering leaders and organizations fighting for change on the issues and events of our time in locations where LS&Co. has a business presence. This work is grounded in the values of our company — originality, empathy, integrity and courage — and supports four core issues: reproductive justice, worker rights and well-being, immigrant rights and democracy.
1952
founded
$369M
granted since inception
$12M
grants in 2022
97
grants in 20 countries in 2022
People gather holding signs advocating for reproductive rights and abortion access.

Impact:

$5.6 million in support since 2017.

Geographic Focus:

Gloabl

Reproductive Justice

Purpose: Advance the rights and power of those who most experience reproductive oppression and face the greatest barriers to reproductive freedom and justice.

Goals:

  • Protect and expand reproductive freedom and access.
  • Support a culture where reproductive justice is valued.
  • Ensure access to direct services, including abortion.

Impact:

$5.6 million in support since 2017.

Geographic Focus:

Gloabl
ALysayda Abdelrahim poses in a LS&Co. manufacturing facility

Impact:

$25 million in support in 17 countries, reaching 219,000 workers across 113 suppliers.

Geographic Focus:

Global

Worker Rights and Well-being

Purpose: Advance the rights of apparel workers and lift systemic approaches for improving the well-being of workers in the garment industry.

Goals:

  • Ensure fair and equitable protections.
  • Build factory cultures of trust.
  • Support system transformation.

Impact:

$25 million in support in 17 countries, reaching 219,000 workers across 113 suppliers.

Geographic Focus:

Global
A person stands in holding a piece of paper in a yellow T-shirt that reads

Impact:

$5.8 million in support since 2017.

Geographic Focus:

United States

Immigrant Rights

Purpose: Advance immigration reform that creates systems that are equitable, anti-racist and humane, and engage the most marginalized communities of immigrants as active leaders in the movement.

Goals:

  • Provide just pathways to citizenship.
  • Ensure equitable immigration policies.
  • Create a culture of belonging.

Impact:

$5.8 million in support since 2017.

Geographic Focus:

United States
A close up shot of three people linking arms, cannot see heads. Left person wears a white T-Shirt that reads

Impact:

$6.6 million in support since 2019.

A Few of Our Partners:

IllumiNative

Momentum

Black Futures Lab

Geographic Focus:

United States

Democracy

Purpose: Establish and protect a strong and inclusive democracy in the U.S.

Goals:

  • Protect voting rights.
  • Strengthen civic engagement, participation and culture.
  • Ensure open and inclusive media and information ecosystems.
  • Build bridges and alliances.

Impact:

$6.6 million in support since 2019.

A Few of Our Partners:

IllumiNative

Momentum

Black Futures Lab

Geographic Focus:

United States

Meet the Board

The Levi Strauss Foundation was founded in 1952 by leaders of the company: Walter Haas, Sr., Walter Haas, Jr., Peter Haas, Sr. and Daniel Koshland.

Today, our board consists of descendants of Levi Strauss and current company leaders. This group provides the foundation with a combination of strategic business expertise and deep philanthropic experience.

Board Bios
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A message from our Executive Director

Bringing Levi Strauss & Co.'s values to life.

We believe business should be a force for good and philanthropy can be a powerful vehicle for change. Since 1952, the Levi Strauss Foundation has been a driving force behind Levi Strauss & Co.’s profits through principles approach to business. Today, we put the company’s values — originality, empathy, integrity and courage — into action to advance the human rights and well-being of underserved people where the company has a business presence.

Over the years, the Levi Strauss Foundation has invested $378 million in pioneering organizations and leaders working on the frontlines of change on the issues and events of our time.

Today, the foundation invests in the areas of reproductive justice, worker rights and well-being, immigrant rights and democracy. Woven through our work is a longstanding commitment to racial and gender justice. Last year, nearly all of our funds supported efforts around the globe that advanced women’s rights.

We also believe that communities most impacted by the issues they face are best positioned to lead, provide solutions and take action. That’s why most of our funds in the U.S. supported organizations led by Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC).

We are proud to stand alongside our community partners and look forward to learning from them as we continue to work together for equity and justice.

We believe business should be a force for good and philanthropy can be a powerful vehicle for change. Since 1952, the Levi Strauss Foundation has been a driving force behind Levi Strauss & Co.’s profits through principles approach to business. Today, we put the company’s values — originality, empathy, integrity and courage — into action to advance the human rights and well-being of underserved people where the company has a business presence.

Over the years, the Levi Strauss Foundation has invested $378 million in pioneering organizations and leaders working on the frontlines of change on the issues and events of our time.

Today, the foundation invests in the areas of reproductive justice, worker rights and well-being, immigrant rights and democracy. Woven through our work is a longstanding commitment to racial and gender justice. Last year, nearly all of our funds supported efforts around the globe that advanced women’s rights.

We also believe that communities most impacted by the issues they face are best positioned to lead, provide solutions and take action. That’s why most of our funds in the U.S. supported organizations led by Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC).

We are proud to stand alongside our community partners and look forward to learning from them as we continue to work together for equity and justice.

Fatima Angeles

Executive Director, LSF

Fatima Angeles is the executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation, which advances pioneering social change in the areas of worker rights and well-being, democracy, reproductive justice and immigrant rights in communities touched by Levi Strauss & Co.’s business. Before joining LSF, Fatima was vice president of programs at The California Wellness Foundation, where she provided executive leadership and strategic vision for the foundation’s programs in grantmaking and program-related investments. Fatima held other positions at Cal Wellness, including director of evaluation and learning, program director and program officer. Before joining Cal Wellness, she was a program associate at the Hasbro Children’s Foundation in New York City.

Fatima’s other philanthropic experience includes work with The Commonwealth Fund and the corporate philanthropy program of Pfizer Inc. Fatima has experience working with youth in San Francisco, where she served as director of the South of Market Teen Center and project coordinator for Asian American Communities Against AIDS. Fatima currently serves on the boards of directors for John Muir Health, CARESTAR Foundation, Confluence Philanthropy and the Sisters of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation. Previously, Fatima served on the boards of Grantmakers In Health and Northern California Grantmakers. Fatima served as chair of the board of the Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum and as a board member of the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center and of Funders Concerned About AIDS. Fatima earned her master’s degree in public health from Columbia University and her bachelor’s degree in integrative biology, with a minor in Asian American Studies, from the University of California, Berkeley.

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