Name of Foundation: Surdna Foundation
Location: New York, NY
Contact info: www.surdna.org
Phone: (212) 557-0010
Coverage Area: United States
Subject Area: Sustainable Environments, Strong Local Economies, Thriving Cultures
Assets: $807.7 million (2012)
Last Year Total Giving: $32.6 million (2012)
In a nutshell:
The Surdna Foundation was established in 1917 by John Emory Andrus, a business magnate (Arlington Chemical Company and extensive real estate holdings) and U.S. Congressman, to pursue a range of philanthropic purposes. Andrus did express that he specifically wanted his legacy to provide “opportunity for youth and rest for old age.”
In 1923, Andrus founded the Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial, an orphanage for children in tribute to his wife who was an orphan herself. The foundation continued to be stewarded by descendents of the Andrus family who broadened the foundations’ focus to include the environment and community revitalization, and later, effective citizenry and the arts.
The foundation has funded youth programs that address education (k-12), career pathways and youth arts programs.
How to Apply:
Before applying be sure to read the eligibility and program guidelines for the specific grant you are applying for. Then submit a letter of inquiry. They also accept completed proposals. They are interested in funding non-profit organizations and do not fund individuals, capital projects or campaigns, endowments, building construction, academic fellowships, or projects that are internationally based or focused.
Applications are reviewed by the board of directors in March, July and December.
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