Knowledge to Share

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How the AFF Board is Meeting the Moment

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

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

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The Andrus Family Fund Announces New Board Leadership

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

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Stepping Up for Racial Justice

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


Realizing Police Free Schools in Rochester

Even before the uprisings in response to the murder of Daniel Prude at the hands of Rochester police, organizers have been calling for the city to defund the police and … Read More >

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We say her name: BREONNA TAYLOR

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 accountability in the same system that murdered … Read More >

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

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

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Rest in Power: Remembering the Legacy of Allison Brown

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