The Andrus Family Fund seeks to foster just and sustainable change in the United States. The fund does this by supporting organizations that advance social justice and improve outcomes for vulnerable youth.

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A Letter to Foundation Trustees: 5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Show Up For Racial Justice

Posted on November 19, 2020 by Andrus Family Fund

This article was originally published by the Andrus Family Fund and is re-posted here with permission. The year 2020 holds challenges for us all—a triple-layered challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, the police killings and resulting uprisings calling out racial injustice and an economic recession. The upcoming shift in the political landscape provides hope, but the election also highlighted a known rift… Read More

Andrus youth service program application

Posted on July 27, 2015 by Andrus Family Fund

A sample application from a family foundation inviting next gen family members who are interested in participating in the family’s formal philanthropy program to share what excites and inspires them to give back to their community. Includes a sample cover letter explaining the overall goals of the youth service program… Read More

Andrus youth service program handbook

Posted on July 27, 2015 by Andrus Family Fund

A sample next gen program handbook from a family foundation inviting next gen family members to “develop a long-term commitment to being the change you want to see in this world.” Includes history about the foundation and the program, as well as a collection of activities for next gen youth to use to brainstorm and choose their own philanthropic path… Read More

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