Who We Are

Mission: The Andrus Family Fund seeks to foster just and sustainable change in the United States. We do this by supporting organizations that advance social justice and improve outcomes for vulnerable youth.

Vision: We envision a just society in which vulnerable youth have more than one opportunity for a good life.

History: The Surdna Foundation’s Board of Directors launched AFF in January 2000 as a next generation philanthropy to engage more than 400 extended family members between the ages of 25 and 45 in public service and organized philanthropy. While AFF is legally a fund of Surdna, it manages its own grant making program and processes.

Our Board

Meg Belais

C'Ardiss Gardner Gleser

Lindsey Griffith

Raymond Holgado

Kim Kaupe

Julia Kelly

Megan Kelly
Vice Chairperson

Duncan Macpherson

Courtney Bourne Spensley

Kaitlin Spensley

Molly Thorpe

Edgar Vilanueva

Julia Voorhees

Our Team

Manuela Arciniegas

Jennifer Kaizer
Senior Program Associate

Bari Katz
Key Consultant


Awarded each year in AFF GRANTS


Awarded since 2001


Youth residing in juvenile detention, correctional or residential facilities*


Children ages 16-20 who exited foster care in 2016**

*As of 2015. Figure provided by KIDS COUNT data center, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

**Figure provided by KIDS COUNT data center.