Surdna Foundation Awards Q3 Grants Totaling $5.5 Million

Surdna Foundation Awards Q3 Grants Totaling $5.5 Million

The has announced grants totaling $5.5 million to organizations working to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States.

Third-quarter grants were awarded in the foundation's focus areas of strong local economies, sustainable environments, and thriving cultures. Recipients include the in New York City, which was awarded a general support grant of $750,000 over three years; in Boston, which will receive a one-year grant of $50,000 to organize labor, community, and grassroots groups and advance policies that promote clean energy infrastructure, quality job creation, and movement building; and the in Philadelphia, which was awarded $200,000 over two years for its ongoing work to grow the local green storm water infrastructure industry through its .

Other awards include a $1.5 million grant over three years to Brooklyn-based , a collaborative project involving sixteen foundations, eight federal agencies, and six financial institutions dedicated to positioning art and culture as a core component of comprehensive community planning and development; $75,000 to in Providence, Rhode Island, in support of its AS220 Youth program, which provides opportunities for young people to develop creative-entrepreneurship, leadership, and life skills; $100,000 over two years to the in Brooklyn in support of its capstone Portfolio Development artmaking program for teens between the ages of 15 and19; and a three-year, $1 million grant to in New York City in support of the strategic capacity-building work of its , which works with low-income communities of color, local government, and other institutions to achieve structural racial equity across the United States.

"." Surdna Foundation Press Release 10/11/2017.