News & Insights

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

February 6, 2017

Surdna Foundation Commits $100 Million to Impact Investing

NEW YORK - The Surdna Foundation today made the first of its centennial year announcements. The Foundation will allocate $100 million of its endowment to impact investing as a way to advance its social justice mission and grow the field. The…

Reports & Publications
January 25, 2017

Woodstock Institute Report: Patterns of Disparity

Woodstock Institute’s recently released report, "Patterns of Disparity: Small Business Lending in the Chicago and Los Angeles-San Diego Regions," examines the effects of disparate access to traditional bank small business loans in Chicago as…

From the President
October 26, 2016

Living Cities Blog: Entrepreneurs and Poverty

One of the great clichés of American life is that entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy. There are indeed millions of entrepreneurs that shape nearly every facet of our lives. And yet, for people of color who live in our poorest…

What We're Learning
May 6, 2016

Moving Beyond Job Creation

Since the end of the Great Recession, almost 12 million jobs have been created — but most have been in low-wageoccupations and at places like strip malls and fast-food restaurants. Average wages for working Americans have dropped 23 percent.…