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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 >

Black Lives Matter, today and every day

By Funders for Justice on June 1, 2020

The following is a statement co-signed by our Director, Manuela Arciniegas, who serves as the co-chair of Funders for Justice. We say their … Read More >

The Andrus Family Fund Announces New Program Officer, Nyoka Acevedo

By andrusfamfund on February 20, 2020

The Andrus Family Fund (AFF) welcomed Nyoka Acevedo as its new program officer on February 4, 2020. In her role as program officer, … Read More >

The Andrus Family Fund Announces New Director, Manuela Arciniegas

By andrusfamfund on September 26, 2019

The Andrus Family Fund (AFF) announced today that Manuela Arciniegas has been appointed director, after serving as interim director since January 2019. In … Read More >

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 >