Surdna Foundation Leaves a Mark on Water Infrastructure Issues


EGA Member Surdna Foundation was recently highligthted in Inside Philanthropy for their support on water infrastructure projects throughout the nation. With a focus on social justice and communities, Surdna's grantmaking approach has helped build capacity and innovation in several cities with a range of water issues.

"For Surdna’s environment program, that focus has been uniquely all about infrastructure, including sustainable and equitable water infrastructure in American cities, ranging from Los Angeles to New Orleans. Since 2013, the foundation has given about $8.7 million to green infrastructure and stormwater issues. Surdna's currently in the process of updating its grantmaking strategies, and we're told the environment program will be moving away from green infrastructure, but the funder's been an influential one in this field during the past five years or so. The subprogram has focused on some important locations, but grants have gone all over the country, and toward developing national resources and best practices in the field."

Read more on Surdna's work and grantee partners in the link below.