Surdna Foundation Selects Orgitecture® to Power Its Next-Generation Web Property

September 06, 2005

Boston, MA. September 6, 2005 - The New York-based Surdna Foundation, a leading philanthropic institution with over $30 million in annual giving, has chosen iapps, a division of Bridgeline Software, to design and engineer its next-generation Web property. Capitalizing on iapps’ sector expertise and the enterprise-level capabilities of its Orgitecture® platform, the new Surdna Foundation site will feature significant enhancements in usability, look-and-feel, and information architecture.

Founded by John Andrus in 1917, the Surdna Foundation has grown to become a recognized leader in funding for practical and sustainable projects in various fields, ranging from the environment, the arts and community revitalization to effective citizenry and organizational capacity building.

“Iapps is well-known among the grantmaking community and has a great deal of experience providing solutions for our needs,” said Jonathan Goldberg, Surdna’s Grants Administrator and Manager of Information Systems.

iapps’ Orgitecture® will power a suite of Web-based tools enabling Surdna Foundation to streamline content management and Web-based communications with its grantees, board members and key constituents. By integrating data from the Surdna Foundation’s GIFTS® grants management system, the redesigned Grant Information section will provide grantseekers with a searchable database of foundation grants. It will also integrate with the Foundation’s online grant application and Letter of Inquiry submission tool to further streamline the grant application process. In addition, the new site will offer staff and board members secure electronic access to time-sensitive foundation documents.

About Surdna

Established in 1917 by John Emory Andrus, the Surdna Foundation is headquartered in New York and makes grants throughout the United States. The Foundation is a leading funder of organizations working in the areas of environment and land use, biodiversity and energy, community revitalization, effective citizenry, organizational capacity building and the arts. The Foundation is particularly interested in fostering catalytic, entrepreneurial programs that offer solutions that offer solutions to difficult systemic problems. With assets of more than $500 million, the Foundation makes grants totaling approximately $30 million a year.

About iapps

iapps (, a division of Bridgeline Software, is a leading provider of Internet solutions for the philanthropic sector. Founded in 1994, the company has provided quality web based solutions to some of the nation's largest and most prominent foundations, affinity groups, and charitable organizations. It's flagship product, Orgitecture®, facilitates the development of custom Internet, intranet and extranet sites using a repository of web-based modules to support the online publishing, collaboration and community-building needs of its clients. Software modules include: logic-based survey tools, discussion boards, resource libraries, calendaring, email newsletter tools, user management, content management, online registration, and more.

iapps clients include some of the world's largest and most renowned grantmaking foundations and social enterprises, such as: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, the Aspen Institute and Community Health Charities, among others.

About Bridgeline Software

Bridgeline Software ( is developer of content management software, asset management software, learning management systems, and award winning web applications. The types of web services include the complete development of enterprise Internet, intranet, and extranet web properties. Bridgeline specializes in information architecture, usability engineering, rich media development, e-commerce, e-Learning programs, and database development.

Bridgeline's customers include companies such as The Bank of New York, John Hancock, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Cisco, First Albany Companies, Astra Tech, Cadaret Grant, Nomura Securities, March of Dimes, Omgeo, The New York Times, Power Steering Software, National Fire Protection Association, US Ski Team, and the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service.