by Jonathan Hanen
Capital Research Center
January 23, 2014
Foundation Watch
Created by legendary industrialist John Emory Andrus, over the past century the New York City-based Surdna Foundation Inc. has been transformed into a hotbed of revolutionary radicalism. The Foundation used to focus on the usual left-wing causes: environmentalism and so-called smart growth, community development, and the arts. Sensing an opportunity when Barack Obama became U.S. president, the charity changed its mission to promote community organizing above all else. Its benefactor would not have approved of its old mission statement or the new mission statement.

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