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Succeeding Together: Meet Niara, AFF’s Summer Intern

By andrusfamfund on July 3, 2019

Niara Nelson joins the AFF staff as this year’s summer intern. Learn more about her below. Tell us about yourself. I am a … Read More >

Grantee Spotlight: Ruby Ruiz of Communities United/VOYCE

By andrusfamfund on June 25, 2019

A space to build youth power and ignite movements *This was recorded/written prior to the passage of the HB 2084 bill in the … Read More >

Grantee Spotlight: Danielle Sered of Common Justice

By Manuela Arciniegas on March 22, 2019

Danielle Sered envisioned, launched and directs grantee partner Common Justice. The organization develops and advances solutions to violence that transform the lives of … Read More >

New Year Announcements

By Manuela Arciniegas on January 18, 2019

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” – Maya Angelou Happy New Year! It is with great pleasure that we usher in yet … Read More >

A Bittersweet Departure

By Leticia Peguero on November 28, 2018

I write today with bittersweet news. After an incredible almost six years at the Andrus Family Fund, I have decided that it is time … Read More >

Education Anew: Shifting Justice 2018 Convenes Education and Youth Justice Organizers, Advocates and Funders in San Juan, Puerto Rico One Year After Hurricane Maria

By Jennifer Kaizer on October 5, 2018

Education Anew: Shifting Justice 2018 (EASJ2018) is a unique education and youth justice convening co-hosted by Andrus Family Fund (AFF) and the Communities … Read More >

The Surdna Foundation and Andrus Family Fund Pledge $800,000 to Next-Generation Social Justice Philanthropy

By Leticia Peguero on February 7, 2018

21 national organizations awarded grants, advancing the Foundation’s commitment to social justice values as part of its Centennial grantmaking. The Surdna Foundation, in … Read More >

Applying Our Purpose Through Our Board

By Molly Thorpe on September 21, 2017

At AFF, we’re constantly looking for innovative ways to better serve our grantee partners. Our grantmaking process and new capacity-building program are examples … Read More >

“Las Caras Lindas”: A reflection on Charlottesville and white supremacy

By Leticia Peguero on August 16, 2017

My favorite rendition of the song, “Las Caras Lindas,” is by Afro-Boricua icon and singer Ismael Rivera. Translated literally, he calls us to love … Read More >

100 Years of Philanthropy and Connection

By Jennifer Kaizer on August 5, 2017

This year, we are thrilled to celebrate the centennial of the Surdna Foundation, Andrus Family Fund’s parent foundation. AFF’s Program Associate, Jennifer Kaizer, … Read More >

Questions We Need to Ask in Philanthropy

By Leticia Peguero on July 26, 2017

A couple of months ago, while the weather was still cold, I jumped on an Amtrak train headed to an even colder Boston … Read More >

Capacity Building Through Deep Listening: Introducing SOAR

By Manuela Arciniegas on July 6, 2017

After more than three years of deep listening to our grantee partners, we are excited to launch a new capacity-building program called SOAR: … Read More >