Occasionally, the Foundation pursues special initiatives in recognition of key milestones such as the Foundation’s 100th Anniversary or critical national events such as the devastation created by Hurricane Katrina.
For our 100th year, we celebrated our history, reflected on our work to date, and supported several new ideas in our continued pursuit of social justice.
Our pursuit of social justice lead us to work with national funders, aid organizations and volunteers from around the world In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to focus on rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, LA.
New Orleans Fund
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, we worked with national funders, aid organizations and volunteers on rebuilding efforts.
In 2017, we marked our 100th year by reflecting on the legacy that has guided the Andrus family’s philanthropy.
The Inclusive Economies Program seeks to foster the creation of an inclusive and equitable economy in which people of color can maximize their potential as leaders, creators and innovators across sectors.
The Sustainable Environments program seeks to support communities of color and low-wealth communities to direct infrastructure and land use investment dollars, drive decision-making processes and design policy solutions because those who are disproportionately impacted by environmental and climate inequity have the most powerful solutions to resolve these inequities.