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.

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Featured Videos

Dasiqox Tribal Park Declaration


“The Tsilhqot’in National Government announced the creation of the Dasiqox Tribal Park, covering an area larger than half of Prince Edward Island. It follows a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada in June recognizing Tsilhqot’in aboriginal title to their traditional territories.” Read article, Fresh off Title Victory, Tsilhqot’in Unveil Tribal Park. Click here for […]

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. 

Recent Reports

The Toll of Ethiopia’s Plantation Development on Suri People


Instigated by alarming reports and disturbing photos of violent incidents near the 30,000-hectare Koka plantation in Ethiopia, this report shares findings from The Oakland Institute’s field research in 2012 and 2013 and exposes how this massacre was related to the agricultural development schemes of the Ethiopian government and the role of international aid programs in […]

The Darker Side of Green: Plantation Forestry and Carbon Violence in Uganda


This report debunks popular claims that carbon trading represents a ”win-win” for rural communities and the environment. Firsthand accounts from Uganda reveal that villagers living in and around land concessions acquired by Green Resources, a Norwegian company, have experienced forced evictions and restricted access to farm and grazing land, in addition to loss of livelihood–all in […]

New Report – The ‘missing link’ in Africa’s Green Revolution?


In a scandalous move of skulduggery, the African Fertiliser and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), under the guise of empowering smallholder farmers in Africa, is subsidising multinational fertiliser and financial corporations on African soil. Other beneficiaries of this scheme are the global grain trading and food processing giants. Click here to read the entire report by Swift […]

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