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.
The Surdna Foundation—a national, social justice, family foundation based in New York City—seeks a Program Associate for its Inclusive Economies Program. The Program Associate will report directly to the Program Director for the Inclusive…
October 18, 2021
Javier Torres-Campos Q&A with Inside Philanthropy
Surdna's Thriving Cultures Program Director, Javier Torres-Campos recently spoke with Mike Scutari of Inside Philanthropy about the past, present, and future of the philanthropic sector. The excerpt below was first published by Inside…
October 15, 2021
Mekaelia Davis Q&A with Economic Opportunity Funders
The following excerpt is from an interview between Economic Opportunity Funders Network and Mekaelia Davis, Program Director, Inclusive Economies, Surdna Foundation: What is the mission of your foundation, and how does addressing economic equity…
Andrus Family Fund
September 28, 2021
The Visionary Freedom Fund Announces Inaugural Cohort of Grant Recipients
Grantmaking Led by Youth Organizers to Transform Youth Justice System NEW YORK — The Visionary Freedom Fund (VFF) today announced its inaugural cohort of grant recipients, distributing $2.5 million over two years to resource 26…