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

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

Farmers’ Seed Sovereignty is under Threat

Seeds Tanzania

Rosa Luxemburg Foundation just published this policy paper on seed by TABIO’s Abdallah Mkindi. Seed is the foundation of agriculture: without seed there can be no agriculture and hence no food for human survival. In this paper, Tanzania is used as an example of a country with no reliable access for the farmer-managed agricultural sector […]

New Greenpeace Report: Financing Ecological Farming in Africa

ecologically farmed food africa

Milan, Italy, 20 May 2015 Foundations and international donors can play a greater role in providing assistance to scale-up ecological farming initiatives in Africa, according to a report released today by Greenpeace Africa. The report entitled Financing Ecological Farming in Africa – a Guide for International Donors spells out the crucial financial, technical, capacity and […]

Article in Urban Agriculture Magazine


Much energy has been invested in informing political leaders about the problems of industrial food and the benefits of agro-ecology. Following three decades of focusing primarily on good farming, Ecuador’s Colectivo Agroecológico now believes that people, as “consumer-citizens”, can and must take responsibility for a better future. Click here and scroll to page 68 to read […]

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