The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the diversity of nature and natural ecosystems upon which all life depends.
The Fund supports initiatives related to planetary carrying capacity and sustainable human population. It seeks to stop environmental resource depletion and system collapse.
Other areas of interest include women’s human rights; civic engagement and civil liberties; limiting the concentration of corporate power; equal justice; independent media; and media policy.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Grants in support of global environment. In the area of natural resources and environment, the interests of the Wallace Global Fund include the following, among others:
- Challenges to large-scale development programs that negatively affect local populations;
- Promoting demand for environmentally-sound products;
- Developing and strengthening environmental law and justice;
- Building grassroots coalitions in favor of policies and actions for environmental sustainability;
- Support for media that take progressive positions on social and environmental issues.
The Wallace Global Fund supports nonprofit organizations and social movements that are global or national in scope. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, a legal non-US equivalent, or be able to show charitable intent.
APPLICATION: The Wallace Global Fund does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The Wallace Global Fund is guided by the vision of the late Henry Wallace, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The original Wallace Genetic Foundation split into three separate foundations in 1995: the Wallace Genetic Foundation; the Wallace Global Fund; and the Wallace Research Foundation.