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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 >

How AFF’s Inaugural Movement Partner Advisory Council Will Help Build A More Aligned, Liberated Philanthropic Practice

By Manuela Arciniegas on March 3, 2021

Recently, movement leaders, board members and AFF staff gathered (virtually) for our annual board meeting. This meeting was a historic occasion for our … Read More >

Nothing About Us Without Us: AFF Welcomes Movement Partner Advisory Council

By Manuela Arciniegas on January 21, 2021

“Nothing about us without us.” James Charlton, Disability Rights Movement Author Dear Community, After 20 years of philanthropic work, AFF is excited to … Read More >

A Letter to Foundation Trustees: 5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Show Up For Racial Justice

By AFF Board on November 13, 2020

The year 2020 holds challenges for us all — a triple-layered challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the police killings and resulting uprisings calling … Read More >

The Andrus Family Fund Announces New Board Leadership

By Andrus Family Fund on October 19, 2020

The Andrus Family Fund, a program and sub fund of the Surdna Foundation,  is pleased to announce our new board chair: C’Ardiss “CC” … Read More >

Stepping Up for Racial Justice

By Andrus Family Fund on October 16, 2020

The Andrus Family Fund is a program and sub fund of the Surdna Foundation. Across the U.S., millions have stepped up in support … Read More >

We say her name: BREONNA TAYLOR

By Funders for Justice on October 5, 2020

The following is a statement co-signed by our Director, Manuela Arciniegas, who serves as the co-chair of Funders for Justice. There is no … Read More >

Surdna and the Andrus Family Fund Join Foundations and Donors in Pledging to Redouble Commitments to Puerto Rico

By Andrus Family Fund on September 30, 2020

New York, NY (September 30, 2020) – Today, 22 foundations and major donors signed a joint pledge to redouble their commitments to Puerto … Read More >

Rest in Power: Remembering the Legacy of Allison Brown

By Andrus Family Fund on August 17, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our beloved colleague and friend Allison Brown, the founder … Read More >

AFF Statement on Racial Justice

By AFF Board on June 26, 2020

The Andrus Family Fund (AFF) stands in solidarity with our grantee partners and the movement for Black lives—a movement recently pushed forward by … Read More >