News & Insights

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

May 1, 2020

Surdna Mourns the Loss of Peter Bourne Benedict

Peter Bourne Benedict, 1936 - 2020 It is with great sadness the Surdna Foundation reports the passing of Peter Bourne Benedict on April 25, 2020, at 84 years of age. Peter was a major figure at Surdna for some 30 years. He joined the…

March 20, 2020

A Call to Action: Philanthropy’s Commitment During Covid-19

Surdna is proud to join a growing number of foundations acting with fierce urgency to support our nonprofit partners and the people and communities hit hardest by COVID-19. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has created a global health and…

March 11, 2020

A Letter to Our Grantees About COVID-19

With the rapid spread of COVID-19, we are reminded of the need to take care of our grantee partners, ourselves, our communities, and the broader public. To that end, I wanted to let you know: We recognize this developing situation may…

November 6, 2019

3 Cities Using Capital to Build More Inclusive Ecosystems

Eighteen months ago, in collaboration with Living Cities, Rockefeller and Surdna Foundations, we launched Start Up, Stay Up, Scale Up (SU)3 — an initiative designed to address the challenges in access to capital, social networks, and expertise…