News & Insights

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

Inclusive Economies
January 25, 2022

Measuring Together: A Learning Approach for Inclusive Economies 

In 2020, the Surdna Foundation’s Inclusive Economies and Learning Grants Operations teams, alongside a dedicated group of grantee partners, completed phase one of a two-part pilot program to co-create a set of metrics and indicators to measure…

Andrus Family Fund
December 4, 2021

This Foundation Let Youth Organizers Decide Where to Give its Money

By Kristin Toussaint | Originally published by Fast Company In a typical room where nonprofits do the work of grantmaking—deciding which programs and solutions to fund with their philanthropic dollars—the faces around that table likely…

November 15, 2021

Founders First Closes Oversubscribed Series A Funding

In March 2021, Founders First Capital Partners announced its initial close for a $9 million Series A financing. The Surdna and Rockefeller foundations backed the initial round of financing. This week, we are thrilled to share that Founders First…

Staff Spotlight
October 18, 2021

Javier Torres-Campos Q&A with Inside Philanthropy

Surdna's Thriving Cultures Program Director, Javier Torres-Campos recently spoke with Mike Scutari of Inside Philanthropy about the past, present, and future of the philanthropic sector. The excerpt below was first published by Inside…

Staff Spotlight
October 15, 2021

Mekaelia Davis Q&A with Economic Opportunity Funders

The following excerpt is from an interview between Economic Opportunity Funders Network and Mekaelia Davis, Program Director, Inclusive Economies, Surdna Foundation: What is the mission of your foundation, and how does addressing economic equity…