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…
September 29, 2022
Remembering Gwen Walden
This Monday, we lost our beloved Board member and friend Gwen Walden to cancer. Gwen was a gentle powerhouse, always speaking with great wisdom and insight, drawing from her deep knowledge of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, and…
September 7, 2022
New York City-Based Funders Collective Launches with First Award Opportunity
NY Small Business Funders Collective will award $500,000 to local organizations New York, NY (September 7, 2022) - On the heels of layered crises and big challenges for small businesses in the New York City region, JPMorgan Chase, M&T…
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…