News & Insights

The latest perspectives, news, reports, and resources from around the Foundation.

Reports & Publications
May 5, 2017

Pacific Community Ventures Report on Quality Jobs

Transcending Politics: 5 Ways Congress Can Use Existing Bi-Partisan Policies and Programs to Create Millions of Good Jobs for Working People New report Recommends Common Sense Changes to Encourage Private Sector Investments in Quality Jobs…

Reports & Publications
April 7, 2017

Centennial/CEP Publication: Family Ties

"Family Ties: Multigenerational Family Foundation Board Engagement" is the Surdna Foundation's second centennial publication. The board and staff of the Surdna Foundation commissioned the Center for Effective Philanthropy's advisory services group…

March 31, 2017

WSJ Highlights Surdna’s $100M Impact Investing Drive

By Dawn Lim The Surdna Foundation, a century-old private family foundation that aims to promote social justice, is putting its money where its mouth is. The New York institution has set aside $100 million of its $960 million foundation pool…

March 29, 2017

PUSH Buffalo, Featured on PRI’s The World

When you’re poor, you have to make tough choices. “I couldn’t afford to pay my heat bill. My gas got turned off,” says Bob Cook, who lost his $30,000-a-year job a few years back while working…

March 13, 2017

Surdna Foundation Releases Community-Engaged Design Video In Surdna’s newly released video, architects, designers and urban planners speak about the critical role of community-engaged design in creating just and equitable communities. Defined as a practice that positions…

February 10, 2017

Inside Philanthropy: A Big Step Toward Impact Investing

For very good reasons, more foundation leaders are taking steps to align their investments with their missions. It makes sense, especially for justice or environment funders concerned that the great majority of their institutions’ wealth is…