News & Insights

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

Reports & Publications
November 4, 2022

How Surdna Centers Trust and Learns With Grantee Partners

For the Fall 2022 PEAK Grantmaking Journal, Surdna's Director of Learning and Grant Operations, Jonathan Goldberg shares a few ways the Foundation is building a culture of learning. This excerpt was originally published in PEAK's Emergent Learning…

Andrus Family Fund
October 25, 2022

Mishi Faruqee Appointed Director of the Andrus Family Fund

The Andrus Family Fund (AFF), a fund of the Surdna Foundation, today announced Mishi Faruqee as its new director. A recognized leader in youth and criminal justice advocacy, Mishi will begin on November 1, 2022. Mishi will oversee an over $4…

Impact Investing
October 20, 2022

Impact Investing for Social Justice: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Six years after the Surdna Foundation made an initial allocation of $100 million to impact investing, Adam Connaker, director of Impact Investing at the Surdna Foundation, reflects on Surdna’s learning journey and considers the future of our…

In Memoriam
September 29, 2022

Remembering Gwen Walden

This Monday, we lost our beloved Board member and friend Gwen Walden to cancer. Gwen was a gentle powerhouse, always speaking with great wisdom and insight, drawing from her deep knowledge of the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, and…