News & Insights

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

News
November 11, 2020

Donors and Foundations Are Increasingly Supporting Movements

This recent article by Aaron Dorfman, President and CEO of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) highlights Surdna as one of a growing number of foundations that are supporting movements for racial justice. You can read an…

From the President
October 14, 2020

Stepping Up for Racial Justice

Across the U.S., millions have stepped up in support of Black lives and against systemic anti-Black racism. Today, I want to tell you how the Surdna Foundation is stepping up, too. Meeting the Moment Racial and social justice has long been at the…

News
October 14, 2020

Surdna Announces Additional $36 Million for Racial Justice

29% increase in funding will support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities to respond to today’s demands and pursue lasting solutions to systemic racism NEW YORK (October 14, 2020) — The Surdna Foundation announced today that it…

What We're Learning
September 11, 2020

Developing and Implementing Grant Metrics

Findings From a Pilot With Surdna's Inclusive Economies Grantees At the Surdna Foundation, we believe that learning with and in service of our grantees is essential to driving impact. In this spirit, we conducted a pilot with our Inclusive…

Sustainable Environments
August 11, 2020

Equitable Evaluation: Learning with the Frontlines of Racial Justice

How can we in philanthropy do a better job of supporting the kind of collaboration and shared learning that grassroots organizations need to grow their movements? In 2019, the Surdna Foundation Sustainable Environments team set out to better…

Sustainable Environments
August 11, 2020

CFF 2020 Food Movement Support Fund

The CFF 2020 Food Movement Support Fund is a one-time grant program administered by Community Food Funders (CFF) and North Star Fund. Surdna is a member of the Community Food Funders, a network of foundations in the NY-NJ-CT area that support…