SVCF's Movement- and Power-Building Fund

SVCF’s Movement- and Power-Building Fund

Too often in our region and country, the power to determine a community’s future is held by a small and unrepresentative group of people. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of having communities of color at the table when shaping ideas and policies. To advance equitable policies that will drive systemic change, SVCF is committed to investing in people and organizations that are catalyzing the power of people to transform our communities.

SVCF's Movement- and Power-Building Fund supports nonprofits in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties that organize people, build coalitions and advocate for public policy changes. This fund supports smaller grassroots, Black, Indigenous, people of color-led organizations that have been engaging communities for years without sufficient resources and recognition. The fund also supports newer organizations that focus on shaping ideas and achieving equitable policies. Together, with other SVCF-led initiatives such as the California Black Freedom Fund and the LatinXCEL Fund, SVCF's Movement- and Power-Building Fund will empower a new generation of power-building leaders to reshape our region and country.


Your support will help us expand the reach of the Movement- and Power-Building grantmaking fund. Your gift will help SVCF invest in local nonprofit organizations that seek to reach more people, build broader coalitions and ensure a greater voice for communities of color.

Give through your SVCF advised fund

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If you would like to send a check, please write "Movement- and Power-Building Fund, 6099" in the memo line and mail to:

Silicon Valley Community Foundation - Gift
Movement- and Power-Building Fund
PO Box 399235 San Francisco, CA 94139-9235

If you're utilizing overnight delivery by courier, please mail to:

Lockbox Services Box #399235
Silicon Valley Community Foundation – Gift
Movement- and Power-Building Fund
3440 Walnut Avenue, Bldg A, Window H
Fremont, CA 94538

If you would like to make a contribution in some other manner or from an advised fund held at another institution, please view the Gift Transfer Instructions here or contact us at


The Movement- and Power-Building Fund will award grants through an annual Request for Proposals. The next RFP will open in June. Please visit our Grantmaking calendar for updates. 

View the 22 grantees from SVCF’s initial round of Movement- and Power-Building grants here.

Learn More

SVCF’s Senior Program Officer for Movement- and Power-Building outlined the vision for the strategy here.

View stories of impact, featuring grantees from SVCF’s Movement- and Power-Building Fund:

To learn more about SVCF’s Movement and Power-building Fund, please contact:

Jack Mahoney
Senior Program Officer, Movement- and Power-Building

Leticia Gonzalez
Program Manager, Movement- and Power-Building