Andrus Family Fund

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"The Andrus Family's most prominent endeavor is the Surdna Foundation, established by family patriarch, John Emory Andrus, in 1917. Currently, the Foundation has assets of more than $700 million and is among the dozen largest family foundations in the country.

"In January 2000, the Board of Directors of the Surdna Foundation launched the Andrus Family Philanthropy Program (AFPP) to engage the almost 400 extended family members in philanthropy and public service. AFPP is an emerging alliance of programs that promote and develop meaningful opportunities for the entire Andrus family for public service, voluntarism, education, and training in philanthropy and non-profit work.

"As part of AFPP, the Andrus Family Fund (AFF) was established 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 is legally a fund of the Surdna Foundation, AFF defines and manages its own grantmaking program and process. Through AFF, a new generation of Andrus family philanthropists is identifying and implementing its own philanthropic vision." [1]


Accessed April 2010: [1]


Accessed April 2010: [2]

Past Board of Trustees




  1. Staff, Andrus Family Fund, accessed April 13, 2010.
  2. Trustees, Andrus Family Fund, accessed April 13, 2010.