Swift Foundation Mission

The Swift Foundation supports local stewards and their allies who are dedicated to protecting biological and cultural diversity, building resilience amidst climate change and restoring the health and dignity of communities globally.

The Swift Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications.

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Featured Videos

Introduction to Transformative Finance


Transform Finance is a committed community of investors, entrepreneurs and social leaders that seek to place communities back at the core of impact investing and that support community-led models of investment. See Morgan Simon, CEO and Founder of Transform Finance, speak about the goals of transformative finance on this five minute video.  

Cultivating the Future Women Farmers in Ghana


This is the fourth video in a series produced by Swift grantee, Groundswell International. In this video, learn how women farmers in Ghana are working together and sharing knowledge with other women in their communities to restore native crops and protect indigenous seeds.  To view this five minute video, click here. 

Stopping LNG to Save Salmon. Madii Lii, Gitxsan Nation.

Stopping LNG to Save Salmon

On Aug. 26, 2014, the Hereditary Chiefs of Madii Lii Territory of the Gitxsan Nation declared their land CLOSED TO LNG development and other unauthorized industrial activity. The members of Wilps Luutkudziiwus have since come a long way in constructing Madii Lii base-camp in the Suskwa Valley to enforce their Territorial Management Plan, a vision which aims […]

Recent Reports

Tides Top 10 Canadian Changemakers

Tides Canada Top 10

Tides Canada announced its annual Tides Top 10 groundbreaking initiatives that are leading the pack in social change innovation. At an event sponsored by the Private Giving Foundation, the ten initiatives were recognized for leadership and cultivation of new ideas to solve challenging social and environmental problems, building bridges among diverse groups in pursuit of common solutions, […]

UnderMining Agriculture

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The Gaia Foundation’s new report - UnderMining Agriculture: How the Extractives Industries Threaten our Food Systems exposes the hidden costs of mining on food, water, land, air and climate, showing how each is increasingly affected by toxins as the global land and water grab intensifies. Click here to read more. 

Running to Stand Still – New Report Released!


The research for this report is part of African Centre for Biosafety’s multi-year research programme in southern and east Africa to investigate seed and soil fertility practices and challenges facing small-scale farmers in the region. One of the aims of the study is to offer an evidence-based critique of the Green Revolution agenda, with a […]

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