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The Garfield Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-01

At A Glance

The Garfield Foundation

936 Dewing Ave., Ste. I

Lafayette, CA United States 94549-4290

Telephone: (925) 385-0314


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-11-30)

Assets: $32,311,678

Total giving: $1,937,500



Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Collaborative Networks initiative:


Established in 1980

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for projects concerning global warming, biodiversity conservation, sustainable production and consumption, and urban renewal. Across all of its program areas, the foundation favors work that has: 1) a clear path to get at root causes of entrenched problems; 2) supports groups that embrace systems thinking and strategic outcomes in their program designs, and are thoughtful and transparent collaborators; and 3) supports strategies that embolden wide-spread concern for the environment and the role of humans as caretakers of it .

Fields of Interest

  • Climate change
  • Community and economic development
  • Natural resources
  • Sustainable development
  • Toxic substance control
  • Youth development
International Interests
  • South America
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-11-30

Assets: $32,311,678 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,644,793

Total giving: $1,937,500

Qualifying distributions: $3,244,267

Giving activities include:

$1,937,500 for 61 grants (high: $350,000; low: $1,000)