The New York City-based has announced seventy-two grants totaling more than $14 million to organizations working to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States.
Second-quarter grants were awarded in the foundation's focus areas of strong local economies, sustainable environments, and thriving cultures. Recipients include the , which was awarded $150,000 for its efforts to support anchor institutions working to create opportunities for Baltimore residents through economic inclusion strategies; the , which will receive $150,000 over two years in support of its NYC Fund for Girls and Young Women of Color; the in Chicago, which was awarded $300,000 in support of its climate justice efforts, which are focused on working-class people and communities of color; and the in Dillon, Colorado, which will receive $50,000 in support of education and advocacy efforts around immigration policy and local and regional food systems and urban agriculture programs.
Other grants include $200,000 over two years to the in New York City for three projects focused on artists of Asian-American, immigrant, and Muslim descent as well as efforts to engage communities of color; and $225,000 over three years to the to create an equitable model for the publishing of collaborative ethnographies that tell the stories of art, music, ritual, and activism in New Orleans.
For a complete list of second-quarter grants, see the Surdna Foundation website.