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.

Contact: info@swiftfoundation.org

Featured Videos

BALLE Trailer: What is Prosperity?


Swift grantee, BALLE, (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies), was founded in 2001 to nurture and curate the emergence of a new economy – one that will gradually displace our destructive and failing economy with a system that supports the health, prosperity, and happiness for all people and regenerates the vital ecosystems upon which our economy […]

Animation of The Invisible Migration


Each Spring, approximately three hundred million (300,000,000!) juvenile (baby) salmon travel from every lake, river and stream in the watershed to the Skeena estuary in British Columbia, Canada. Click here to read more about this amazing process and to watch a 1-minute animated video put on by Swift Foundation grantee, Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition.

Celebrating Seeds- MELCA- Ethiopia


In this video clip, MELCA and Bale celebrate the rehabilitation of Bale’s degraded lands and the renewed sustainability of seedlings and the environment for future generations. With MELCA’s help, Bale has been able to revitalize all 19 of their original seed varieties, which have been tremendously important because of the many agro-ecological conditions. Rather than […]

Recent Reports

Native American tribes tackle diet and health woes with businesses built on traditional foods

the Guardian article

Across the US, Native Americans are reclaiming their cultural cuisines to produce healthy and sustainable nutrition options within their communities. Read the Guardian article here, featuring an interview with Mark Tilsen, co-founder of Swift Foundation grantee, Native American Natural Foods.

Langscape Magazine – The People’s Issue Part 1 Flows and Bridges

Langscape Volume 4.1 Cover REV-Proof-small

Langscape is an extension of the voice of Terralingua. It supports our mission by educating the minds and hearts about the importance and value of biocultural diversity. We aim to promote a paradigm shift by illustrating biocultural diversity through scientific and traditional knowledge, within an appealing sensory context of articles, stories and art. Read magazine

New Report – GM and seed industry eye Africa’s lucrative cowpea seed markets


The biotech machinery has set its sights on cowpea, a crop that is indigenous to Africa, and is intent on introducing genetically modified (GM) cowpea into Africa’s food and agriculture systems. Cowpea, one of the most ancient crops known to humankind, with its centre of origin in Africa, provides the earliest food for millions of […]

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