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.
Danielle LeBlanc Appointed Program Officer, Inclusive Economies at the Surdna Foundation
The Surdna Foundation today announced the appointment of Danielle LeBlanc as Program Officer, Inclusive Economies, starting September 2023. Danielle will manage a $10 million grant portfolio that advances the Foundation’s social justice…
Andrus Family Fund
September 12, 2023
Lincoln Mondy Appointed Program Officer, Andrus Family Fund
The Andrus Family Fund (AFF), a program of the Surdna Foundation, today announced the appointment of Lincoln Mondy as Program Officer, starting August 2023. Lincoln will help guide a $5 million grant portfolio and manage field leadership and…
From the President
July 11, 2023
Announcing a Reorganization and Promotions at Surdna
Dear Friends, Today, I want to share news about a recent reorganization at Surdna and celebrate some of our people who have been promoted. Looking Inward As one of the few relatively large foundations devoted to advancing racial justice in the…
June 29, 2023
Surdna’s Unwavering Commitment to Advancing Racial Justice in America’s Communities
The Surdna Foundation is extremely disappointed in the Supreme Court’s ruling today on affirmative action, which will prevent colleges and universities from considering race in admissions. We wish tools like affirmative action were not necessary…