News & Insights

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

Andrus Family Fund
September 12, 2023

Lincoln Mondy Appointed Program Officer, Andrus Family Fund

The Andrus Family Fund (AFF), a program of the Surdna Foundation, today announced the appointment of Lincoln Mondy as Program Officer, starting August 2023.   Lincoln will help guide a $5 million grant portfolio and manage field leadership and…

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…

Andrus Family Fund
June 23, 2022

Meet Andrus Family Fund’s New Interim Director

A letter from Andrus Family Fund's Nyoka Acevedo: Dearest AFF Community, After two incredible years at the Andrus Family Fund (AFF), I am nervous and excited to share that my family is moving abroad, and my last day as interim director will…

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…

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…