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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Now Hiring For a New Full-Time Program Officer!

The Program Officer, based in the San Francisco Bay Area or greater region, manages relationships with grantee-partners within Swift’s international grant portfolio, assists the Executive Director with strategy, board support, and special projects. S/he will work both independently and in coordination with the Executive Director, board members, external consultants, and the family office.  Click here for the full job description and how to apply.

Featured Videos

Together, we can cool the planet

GRAIN video

This new video by La Vía Campesina and GRAIN gives you the information you need to understand how the agroindustrial food system is impacting our climate, and at the same time what we can do to change course and start cooling the planet. Click here to watch this interesting 15-minute video.

Agroecology: Voices from Social Movements

International Forum for Agroecology

This video explores the different perspectives of food providers on agroecology and the calls from social movements to embed agroecoogy in the struggle for food sovereignty. It focuses on the International Declaration for Food Sovereignty which has been advanced by social movements to claim agroecology as a bottom up practice, science and movement and the […]

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 […]

Recent Reports

Agroecology – the bold future for Africa


African Civil Society Statement: FAO Regional Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa, Dakar, 2015 It’s time for us to recognize that agroecology is the future of farming in Africa! Industrial agriculture is a dead end. It claims to have raised yields in places but it has done so at great […]

Plant Variety Protection in Developing Countries                                                

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A new tool to assist developing countries in designing a “custom made” plant variety protection suitable for the seed and agricultural systems that prevail in developing countries has been published by an international group of NGOs. Members of the World Trade Organization with the exception of least developed countries are required to make available some […]

A Tale of Two Food Prizes


On October 14, in Des Moines, Iowa, the Food Sovereignty Prize will be awarded to the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, run by African-American farmers of the southern United States and to OFRANEH – the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras. The next day, hundreds of distinguished international guests will also gather in Des Moines, Iowa as Sir […]

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