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.
TIIP and Surdna Foundation Join Forces to Help Investors Adopt Innovative Techniques to Address Global Systemic Challenges
Grant expands tools and support that empower investors to incorporate system-level investing strategies into their asset management and beyond. August 3, 2022 – The Investment Integration Project (TIIP), a…
August 4, 2022
Mekaelia Davis Joins Ballmer Group; Patrice R. Green to Serve as Interim Director
The Surdna Foundation announced today that Inclusive Economies Program Director Mekaelia Davis is moving on to head up a new program at the Ballmer Group, a philanthropic entity that invests roughly $450 million annually in creating economic…
August 1, 2022
Alison Corwin Departs Surdna for an Exciting New Role at a Climate-Focused Foundation
The Surdna Foundation announced today that Sustainable Environments Program Director Alison Corwin is leaving to take on an exciting new role with a spend-down foundation focused on climate. Stay tuned for more on that soon! For nearly a decade,…
July 26, 2022
Threewalls Announces 2022 RaD Lab+Outside the Walls Fellows
THREEWALLS ANNOUNCES 2022 RAD LAB+OUTSIDE THE WALLS FELLOWS Five ALAANA-Identified Artists Receive Research Support for Racial Justice Work Artists Will Receive $400,000 to Support Five Year-Long Neighborhood-Based Projects in Chicago…