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.
Surdna Appoints Melissa D’Arienzo, Miguel A. Santana, and Ommeed Sathe to its Board
New members bring expertise in social media, racial and social justice, and impact investing The Surdna Foundation announced today the election of Melissa D’Arienzo, Miguel A. Santana, and Ommeed Sathe to its Board of Directors. “We…
Reports & Publications
November 4, 2022
How Surdna Centers Trust and Learns With Grantee Partners
For the Fall 2022 PEAK Grantmaking Journal, Surdna's Director of Learning and Grant Operations, Jonathan Goldberg shares a few ways the Foundation is building a culture of learning. This excerpt was originally published in PEAK's Emergent Learning…
October 28, 2022
Surdna Partners with U.S. Small Business Administration on Webinar Series to Support Women of Color Entrepreneurs
Rooted in shared values of racial equity, webinar series to support historically under-served entrepreneurs on journeys to start and grow their businesses The Surdna Foundation’s Inclusive Economies Program and U.S. Small Business…
Andrus Family Fund
October 25, 2022
Mishi Faruqee Appointed Director of the Andrus Family Fund
The Andrus Family Fund (AFF), a fund of the Surdna Foundation, today announced Mishi Faruqee as its new director. A recognized leader in youth and criminal justice advocacy, Mishi will begin on November 1, 2022. Mishi will oversee an over $4…