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Director, Andrus Family Fund

  • Surdna Foundation
  • New York, NY
About The Surdna Foundation

Created by John E. Andrus in 1917, the Surdna Foundation has assets of approximately $1.3 billion and an annual grantmaking budget of $50+ million. The Foundation has a staff of 25, based in its Midtown Manhattan offices. Governed by a Board of Directors that includes fifth-generation family members, the longstanding values of the Andrus family – practicality, modesty, excellence, and an appreciation for serving those in need – underlie all the Surdna Foundation’s work. The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States – communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy and sustainable environments, inclusive economies, and thriving cultures.

For more information on the Surdna Foundation, please visit here.

The Opportunity 

AFF is the largest program of the AFPP and operates as a fund within the Surdna Foundation that has an annual grantmaking budget of just over 4 million dollars. Today, eight Andrus family members and six non-family community members serve on the AFF Board, which works with AFF staff to jointly develop strategy for grantmaking and field leadership, set priorities, and recommend grant decisions. After nearly two decades of grantmaking and leadership, it has earned a prominent reputation as a critical funder in the youth empowerment field. As AFF deepens its strategic focus on the abolition of youth criminalization, incarceration, and child welfare systems, and support for youth-led organizing, policy change, movement infrastructure, and capacity building, it seeks a Director with a strong understanding of Black, Indigenous, and people of color-led racial justice, youth organizing, policy, and capacity building organizations to refine the final strategic focus and plan for implementation across its grantmaking, resource organizing, and capacity building work.

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