News & Insights

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

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…

April 8, 2019

Surdna Foundation Announces $4.5 Million in Grants

During the period of January-March 2019, 43 grants totaling $4,547,000 were approved by the Surdna Foundation staff and board to further the Foundation’s mission of fostering just and sustainable communities in the United States – communities…

Staff Perspectives
April 8, 2019

Building an Inclusive Economy by Supporting Entrepreneurs of Color

Surdna has committed $100 million and deployed over $50 million in impact investments thus far to build a more inclusive economy. Our investments include supporting entrepreneurs of color so they can fulfill their potential as leaders, creators,…

March 25, 2019

Sustainable Environments’ Learning Summaries

With the closeout of the Sustainable Environments Program's Transportation, Regional Food Supply, and Urban Stormwater Management lines of work, Surdna produced a series of learning summaries that capture the lessons learned from funding in those…