Food systems transformation requires everyone to do their part.

As an alliance of philanthropic foundations, we have the responsibility to use our resources and networks to ensure that sustainable food systems are on the political, economic, and social agenda. By combining our knowledge and expertise, we know we will have a greater impact together than our individual organizations can have alone.

Founded in 2012, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food is a strategic alliance for collective action on food systems transformation. Our work is grounded in our principles of food systems that are renewable, resilient, equitable, healthy, diverse, inclusive, and interconnected. At the heart of our work are our philanthropic foundation members, who work alongside a global Secretariat, along with our Allied Initiatives, partners in civil society, funder affinity groups and intermediaries, governments and the private sector, and global fora, including the UN FAO.

Working together as an alliance means our members can amplify their work, act together, and take a position on pressing global issues aligned with their own missions. Together, we transform food systems by strengthening the evidence for global systems change, convening key food system players in meaningful dialogue, and stimulating local and global action for transformational change.

“Food system transformation is one of the critical opportunities of our time. Whether you are a philanthropist, researcher, a civil society leader, a farmer or food producer, a policy maker, or work in the public or private sector, we welcome you to join us. If you would like to connect with the Global Alliance for inquiries about membership, partnerships, media, events, and collaborations toward our mission to create a sustainable and equitable food future, please contact us.” Anna Lappé, Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food. 


Our Members

Our members work on a range of issues from agroecology and regenerative agriculture to aquatic and terrestrial foods, from addressing the links between the food system and the climate crisis to promoting human rights and food sovereignty. In addition to the work we do together in the Global Alliance, members continue to work autonomously towards the goals and mandates set by their individual foundation boards.

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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is comprised of Global Alliance members elected by the membership to provide strategic oversight and direction.

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Coordinating Secretariat

The Coordinating Secretariat provides day-to-day management of the Global Alliance’s work.

Meet the Secretariat