Through our investments, we dismantle the barriers that limit opportunities to create more prosperous, enriching, and sustainable communities. Taken together, our investments build capacity, spark innovation, and connect stakeholders while encouraging lesson-sharing between grantees.
We support and invest in the growth of robust, sustainable economies with diverse businesses owned by people of color and the advancement of equitable economic development.
We support the creation of just and sustainable communities in which low-wealth and communities of color have the power to self-determine the ownership, control and stewardship of land and its infrastructure assets.
We invest in artists, culture-bearers, designers, and media-makers of color who partner with their communities to radically imagine justice and foster the conditions for just systems and practices to be adopted.
Immediately after the murder of eight people–including six Asian women–in Atlanta, Georgia last Tuesday, I started to write this letter. But it didn’t feel quite right. As an Asian American, I wanted to do more than write a statement. By…
March 26, 2021
A Call for Solidarity and Collective Action: Asian American Philanthropy Letter of Intention
Surdna's president Don Chen co-organized Asian American / Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP)'s Call for Solidarity and Collective Action. Surdna is proud to sign this letter and we encourage other funders to join us. Asian…
Andrus Family Fund
March 24, 2021
6 Ways Funders Can Support Visionary Freedom
How funders can challenge white supremacy, shift power and follow the lead of youth organizers and BIPOC communities By Manuela Arciniegas, Bryan Perlmutter and Jessica Pierce Society is battling threats on multiple fronts: The pandemic, ongoing…
What We're Learning
March 24, 2021
Seeking to Soar: Foundation Funding for Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities
Surdna grantee Asian American / Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) recently released Seeking to Soar: Foundation Funding for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities. This new report finds that foundation funding designated for Asian…