Equitable
Grantmaking.
Sustainable
Change.

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
Chair

Lindsey Griffith

Raymond Holgado

Megan Kelly

Emily Klass
Secretary

Greg Korchnak

Duncan Macpherson

Christopher Spensley

Kaitlin Miles
Vice Chair

Molly Thorpe

Edgar Vilanueva

Julia Voorhees
Treasurer

Our Team

Manuela Arciniegas
Director

Nyoka Acevedo
Program Officer

Zaira Cedano
Administrative Assistant

Bari Katz
Key Consultant

$4M

Awarded each year in AFF GRANTS

$68M

Awarded since 2001

43,580

Youth residing in juvenile detention, correctional and/or residential facilities in the U.S.*

43,320

Children ages 16-20 who exited foster care in 2017**

*As of 2017. Figure provided by Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

**Figure provided by KIDS COUNT data center.