News & Insights

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

April 14, 2021

We Stand for Democracy

In response to discriminatory efforts to suppress voting across the country, hundreds of business, tech, health, nonprofit, and foundation leaders, including Surdna Foundation President Don Chen, joined forces to issue the below statement. This…

From the President
March 26, 2021

AAPI: A Call for Solidarity and Collective Action

Immediately after the murder of eight people–including six Asian women–in Atlanta, Georgia last Tuesday, I started to write this letter. But it didn’t feel quite right. As an Asian American, I wanted to do more than write a statement. By…

Andrus Family Fund
March 24, 2021

6 Ways Funders Can Support Visionary Freedom

How funders can challenge white supremacy, shift power and follow the lead of youth organizers and BIPOC communities By Manuela Arciniegas, Bryan Perlmutter and Jessica Pierce Society is battling threats on multiple fronts: The pandemic, ongoing…

March 17, 2021

Rising Up for Racial Justice

In the spirit of sharing knowledge at The Funders Network's "Rise Together" conference, we curated a list of four ways funders can support BIPOC communities. Each of these resources has helped shape how Surdna thinks about and funds racial justice.…

February 5, 2021

Surdna Joins the Climate Funders Justice Pledge

“Surdna was proud to support Building Equity and Alignment for Impact’s (BEA) report, which found that 12 national environmental funders gave just 1.3% of their annual giving to environmental justice groups. There is an abundance of BIPOC-led…