News & Insights

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

Reports & Publications
April 7, 2017

Centennial/CEP Publication: Family Ties

"Family Ties: Multigenerational Family Foundation Board Engagement" is the Surdna Foundation's second centennial publication. The board and staff of the Surdna Foundation commissioned the Center for Effective Philanthropy's advisory services group…

Reports & Publications
January 25, 2017

Woodstock Institute Report: Patterns of Disparity

Woodstock Institute’s recently released report, "Patterns of Disparity: Small Business Lending in the Chicago and Los Angeles-San Diego Regions," examines the effects of disparate access to traditional bank small business loans in Chicago as…

Reports & Publications
April 20, 2016

Ours to Share: How Worker-Ownership Can Change the American Economy

"Ours to Share," a new report published by the Surdna Foundation, examines worker-owned firms and analyzes their potential to create a productive, stable and equitable economy as compared with traditionally structured firms. The need for this…

Reports & Publications
March 11, 2016

Ways for Public, Private Partnerships to Support the Middle Class

Across the country, chronic underinvestment has left roads, bridges, water systems, and other critical infrastructure in need of replacement or costly repair. Public financing is the least expensive way to meet these needs. But to fund the gap,…