The Global Alliance for the Future of Food is not a grant-maker. We are a unique coalition where individual foundations are able to amplify their work, act globally, and take a position on pressing issues without compromising their own unique missions.

Our members work on issues and at scales ranging from women’s empowerment in West Africa to large-scale supply chains out of South America, to addressing the root causes of climate change.  As members of the Global Alliance, they continue to work autonomously towards the goals and mandates set by their individual foundation boards.

Together, we work collectively to apply strategic funding to global, systemic priorities identified by members. We do not have a pooled fund, nor do we accept unsolicited proposals. Instead, we proactively engage partners in opportunities to make the case for sustainable food systems, communicate the relevance of global systems change, and advocate for solutions.

Several of the foundations involved in the Global Alliance have spearheaded the creation of pooled funds to connect and strengthen the work of organizations with shared interests on food system reform.

AgroEcology Fund
This innovative, multi-donor fund supports local farmers and indigenous communities around the world to sustain viable food systems, promote the economic well-being of small farmers and their communities, and protect the environment from the effects of climate change.

Food and Farming Communications Fund
In 2010, the 11th Hour Project conducted a landscape assessment of the Good Food Movement that surveyed over 200 leaders working to create resilient and robust regional food systems. One of the overarching recommendations that came out of that study was that expanding the good food movement’s communications capacity must be a funding priority. This pooled funding grant is the result.

The Global Alliance engages deeply and strategically, investing where we see opportunities to accelerate the transition to more sustainable food and agriculture systems.