Surdna Foundation 2013 Annual Report
2013 Approved Grants > Other Initiatives
Other Initiatives

Other Initiatives Grants Descriptions


Washington, DC | $50,000

For BoardSource's general operations, supporting its goal to make nonprofit board leadership resources accessible to organizations of all sizes and create a sustainable model for board leadership support.

Citizen Engagement Lab Education Fund

Berkeley, CA | $50,000

Support for the efforts of CultureStrike, an online magazine, to build the leadership and influence of artists working for migrant rights in order to shift sentiments about immigration and increase public will for reform.

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA | $100,000

To continue to strengthen collaboration between local and national efforts to advance innovative policies and mechanisms for comprehensive coastal restoration and community protection efforts in coastal Louisiana.

Committee for a Better New Orleans

New Orleans, LA | $60,000

To continue development of the New Orleans Citizen Participation Program including training, materials, capacity-building activities, and pilot programs.

Demos: A Network for Ideas & Actions

New York, NY | $200,000

To support Demos' “Beyond GDP” project to promote alternative economic measures of progress in federal and state governance and their application in policy development.

Efforts of Grace, Inc.

New Orleans, LA | $40,000

To support Efforts of Grace/Ashé Cultural Arts Center, including events, performance and artist commissions and support for Side by Side, a program to foster economic development for New Orleans artists and culture bearers.

Enterprise Community Partners-New York

New York, NY | $25,000

To support community engagement in the design of the Arverne East development in Far Rockaway, NY.

Foundation for Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA | $25,000

To strengthen local economies in Louisiana, particularly those in vulnerable communities, while preserving the existing cultural fabric and expanding opportunities for culture bearers.

Good Work Network

New Orleans, LA | $40,000

Continued development of the Business Bridges (now ConnectWorks) program to connect small businesses owned by people of color to contracting opportunities with larger firms.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Washington, DC | $45,000 (24 months)

General operating support.