News & Insights

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

June 9, 2020

Mass Decarceration and COVID-19

How can we meet this moment? We must begin by solving the crisis of imagination. In this Stanford Social Innovation Review article, Deanna Van Buren, co-founder and design director of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, and F. Javier…

May 13, 2020

Solidarity and Support for Our Grantees

Dear Grantees, During these uncertain and stressful times, I want to reaffirm our commitment to you, share an update about our COVID-19 response, and offer our resolve for the years ahead. Many of the issues laid bare by the pandemic are the…

March 20, 2020

A Call to Action: Philanthropy’s Commitment During Covid-19

Surdna is proud to join a growing number of foundations acting with fierce urgency to support our nonprofit partners and the people and communities hit hardest by COVID-19. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has created a global health and…

March 11, 2020

A Letter to Our Grantees About COVID-19

With the rapid spread of COVID-19, we are reminded of the need to take care of our grantee partners, ourselves, our communities, and the broader public. To that end, I wanted to let you know: We recognize this developing situation may…