One Blog.
Many Voices.

Category: Blog Posts

Disrupting Norms: The AFF Board is Leading to Embrace Abolition

By Katharine Korchnak on February 10, 2023

Last year, the Andrus Family Fund launched a strategic refresh that boldly centers abolition. Since the launch, the AFF board has fully supported … Read More >

Mishi Faruqee appointed Director of the Andrus Family Fund

By Andrus Family Fund on November 1, 2022

NEW YORK, October 25, 2022—The Andrus Family Fund (AFF), a fund of the Surdna Foundation, today announced Mishi Faruqee as its new director. … Read More >

Meet AFF’s new Interim Director

By Andrus Family Fund on June 23, 2022

Dearest AFF Community, After two incredible years at the Andrus Family Fund (AFF), I am nervous and excited to share that my family … Read More >

AFF is looking for a new Director

By Andrus Family Fund on May 17, 2022

Click here to learn more about the Director position from our search group, Koya Partners.

The Next Evolution of Andrus Family Fund

By Manuela Arciniegas on February 8, 2022

Dear Movement Partners: I have two pieces of exciting news to share with you. The first is about the Andrus Family Fund’s strategic … Read More >

Visionary Freedom Fund featured in Fast Company

By Andrus Family Fund on December 6, 2021

“When it came to a new round of funding from the Andrus Family Fund, the foundation wanted to do something different. As part … Read More >

Speaking Truth to Power: Narrative Change for Youth Power Building

By Nyoka Acevedo & Manuela Arciniegas on November 17, 2021

On October 18th, 2021, grantee/movement partners of the Andrus Family Fund, Surdna Foundation, Wellspring Foundation, Youth First State Advocacy Fund, Communities for Just … Read More >

The Visionary Freedom Fund Announces Inaugural Cohort of Grant Recipients in Grantmaking Led by Youth Organizers to Transform Youth Justice System

By Andrus Family Fund on September 28, 2021

VFF distributes $2.5 million to 26 youth-led groups transforming the justice system and invites donors to join the movement to fund all 600 … Read More >

Continuing to Diversify our Board Toward Equitable Grantmaking

By AFF Board on September 21, 2021

In 2017, the Andrus Family Fund welcomed our first cohort of community members, ushering in a new era of next-gen philanthropic leadership. We … Read More >

A Conviction is Not Justice

By Manuela Arciniegas on April 21, 2021

Dear Community, This week we heard a verdict that delivered some justice to George Floyd’s family, to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color … Read More >

6 Ways Funders Can Support Visionary Freedom

By Manuela Arciniegas on March 23, 2021

The following article is co-authored by Manuela Arciniegas, Director of AFF, Bryan Perlmutter and Jessica Pierce of Piece by Piece Strategies. Manuela is … Read More >

AFF Board Member & AFF Consultant Develop A Racial Justice Curriculum for Family Foundations

By Andrus Family Fund on March 19, 2021

The National Center for Family Philanthropy has launched the Racial Justice Learning and Action Network to deepen engagement with issues of race in … Read More >