Andrus Philanthropies

SURDNAThe Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States—communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures. For five generations, since 1917, the Foundation has been governed largely by descendants of John Andrus and has developed a tradition of innovative service for those in need of help or opportunity. Read More

Andrus On HudsonThe John E. Andrus Memorial, also known as Andrus-On-Hudson, is a nursing home community where seniors can enjoy a high quality of life with the security of a continuum of care. Nestled within 26 wooded acres, located high on a hill overlooking the scenic Hudson River in Hastings-On-Hudson, the facility was built in 1953 at the direction of Helen Andrus Benedict, the youngest child of John E. Andrus in her capacity as chair of the Surdna Foundation. Read More

Julia Dyckman Andrus MemorialThe Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial – also known as the Andrus Children’s Center – is a private non-profit community agency offering prevention, assessment, educational, treatment and research programs that help children and families achieve healthy, stable lives. Read More

AFFThe Andrus Family Fund, a sub-fund of the Surdna Foundation, was established in 2000 to give fifth generation family members between the ages of twenty-five and forty-five an opportunity to learn about and participate in organized philanthropy. While AFF operates under the 501(c)(3) status of the Surdna Foundation, AFF defines and manages its own grantmaking program and process. Read More

Andrus Family Philanthropy ProgramThe Board of Directors of the Surdna Foundation launched the Andrus Family Philanthropy Program (AFPP) in January, 2000 to engage and involve its larger family, in particular its younger generations, in philanthropy and public service. Led by executive director, Steven Kelban, the program includes the Andrus Family Fund which was established to provide opportunities for younger family members to learn about and participate in organized philanthropy. Read More