Surdna Foundation 2014 Annual Report
2014 Approved Grants > Strong Local Economies
Strong Local Economies

Strong Local Economies Grants Descriptions

Families United for Racial and Economic Equality

Brooklyn, NY | $75,000

To ensure economic opportunities for low income families in Downtown Brooklyn through organizing campaigns for accountable development and quality job creation.

Category: Equitable Economic Development

Family Values at Work: A Multi-State Consortium

Milwaukee, WI | $300,000 (24 months)

To support Family Values at Work's efforts to establish earned sick leave (ESL) measures at the city, state, and federal levels, including developing the case for ESL's positive impact on businesses and local economies.

Category: Job Quality & Career Pathways

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Boston, MA | $45,000

To support awards for the Working Cities Challenge.

Category: Equitable Economic Development

Foundation for Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA | $100,000 (24 months)

Provide general operating support and capacity building resources in support of work to increase economic opportunity for vulnerable communities while preserving their cultural fabric. Additional funding for this grant comes from Surdna's Sustainable Environments and Thriving Cultures Program.

Category: Equitable Economic Development

Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

Coral Gables, FL | $48,000

To develop and execute the work plan of an Anchor Institutions and Philanthropy Project.

Category: Equitable Economic Development

Good Jobs First

Washington, DC | $600,000 (36 months)

To sustain and grow research and technical assistance capacity to promote accountability in economic development and build good jobs.

Category: Equitable Economic Development

GRITtv with Laura Flanders

New York, NY | $5,000

To support GRITtv with Laura Flanders and the Toolbox For Education and Social Action in production and distribution of a short video on how to create worker-owned cooperatives.

Category: Business Development & Acceleration

Impact America Fund

New York, NY | $48,000

To formalize a mission management system to help scale mission-driven companies and generate real social returns.

Category: Business Development & Acceleration

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City

Roxbury, MA | $10,000

To support a convening that will explore how to increase the utilization of EB-5 as an impact investing vehicle in low income communities, the publication and dissemination of the EB-5 white paper and other event-related materials, and outreach.

Category: Equitable Economic Development

Inner City Advisors

Oakland, CA | $45,000

To support work to formalize a capital investment strategy and implement the systems that will ensure Fund Good Jobs' long-term sustainability.

Category: Business Development & Acceleration