Grove Foundation: Grants for Human Rights

OVERVIEW: The Grove Foundation's human rights related grantmaking is relatively broad. However, there is a strong indication that the foundation tends to support the rights of immigrants and refugees more often than not.

IP TAKE: Grove is not one of the most accessible rights funders around, and it tends to support larger INGOs. 

PROFILE: The Grove Foundation (not to be confused with the Illinois-based foundation of the same name) was established by Andrew Grove, the third employee at Intel after cofounders Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore. Grove served in various capacities at Intel before stepping down as chairman of the board in 2004.

The Grove Foundation, which holds assets that range from $100 million to $110 million, has kept a low public profile ever since it was established in 1986. The foundation does not have a website, but it does have a formal staff. 

In the United States, the foundation’s interests tend to focus on education, health, reproductive rights and human services, especially those located in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a former refugee who fled Nazi occupation of Hungary, Andrew Grove later dedicated his philanthropic work to support  immigrants, refugees and human rights causes both in the United States and abroad. The foundation also awards projects that seek to protect the land and resource rights of indigenous and native peoples. The foundation's grantmaking supports projects around the world; however, it appears to favor large international organizations. For instance, International Rescue Committee and the Fund for Global Human Rights are regular recipients on Grove’s annual grantee lists.

Foundation-wide, grant amounts range widely: from $500 to over $1 million. Occasionally, the foundation also awards the same organization multiple grants in a single year. The Grove Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding or grant applications.


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Grove Foundation
P.O. Box 1667
Los Altos, California 94023
(650) 523-1300