The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities throughout the United States. The Foundation’s Strong Local Economies work helps America’s communities invest in their people and their places, acknowledging both as invaluable assets that are critical to long-term economic prosperity. Through this category, grants are provided to nonprofit organizations in two key related areas: Connecting People to Opportunities is focused on building communities that connect residents to economic opportunity. Creating Economic Opportunities is focused on supporting and creating robust economies and good jobs for all residents. Online letters of inquiry that address these areas are accepted throughout the year. Visit the Foundation’s website to review detailed guidelines for both of the Foundation’s Strong Local Economies priority areas.
Surdna Foundation: Strong Local Economies
We want to develop a student leadership program to provide support to our local agencies with the majority of work being done recruiting campus organizations to serve at various sites. The Campus Compact material was the most useful resource thus far. Thank you!
-LeeAnn Brown, Bonner Scholars Director, West Virginia Wesleyan College