News & Insights

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

Staff Spotlight
April 3, 2024

Geraldine Lopez Appointed Office Assistant at the Surdna Foundation

The Surdna Foundation today announced the appointment of Geraldine Lopez as office assistant. Providing administrative support to staff and board, she plays a critical role in ensuring seamless operations and keeping the office efficient, positive,…

May 11, 2022

Sophy Yem Promoted to Senior Program Officer, Philanthropy

We are thrilled to announce Sophy Yem’s promotion to Senior Program Officer, Philanthropy at the Surdna Foundation.   In this role, Sophy will continue to lead the Foundation’s grantmaking, engagement, and relationships to support the…

March 3, 2022

The Surdna Foundation Announces Three Promotions 

With the new year in full swing, we are pleased to announce three promotions at the Surdna Foundation:   Alison Corwin has taken helm as Program Director of Sustainable Environments.   As Director, Alison will oversee a $9.2 million…

Staff Spotlight
October 18, 2021

Javier Torres-Campos Q&A with Inside Philanthropy

Surdna's Thriving Cultures Program Director, Javier Torres-Campos recently spoke with Mike Scutari of Inside Philanthropy about the past, present, and future of the philanthropic sector. The excerpt below was first published by Inside…

Staff Spotlight
October 15, 2021

Mekaelia Davis Q&A with Economic Opportunity Funders

The following excerpt is from an interview between Economic Opportunity Funders Network and Mekaelia Davis, Program Director, Inclusive Economies, Surdna Foundation: What is the mission of your foundation, and how does addressing economic equity…

Staff Spotlight
January 30, 2019

Don Chen, President

Don Chen joined Surdna as president in November 2018, but he is no stranger to the Foundation. He has collaborated with Surdna for more than 20 years – first as a grantee, then as an ally and partner. In that time, Don has established himself as…

Staff Spotlight
September 25, 2018

Shuaib Siddiqui, Director, Impact Investing

Shuaib A. Siddiqui is the Surdna Foundation’s director of impact investing. For the past two years he has led the Foundation’s efforts to go beyond its mission-aligned investing strategy to also build up the field of impact investing. “The…