The Wallace Global Fund supports activities and movements that are global or national in scope. They will consider significant local or regional initiatives with the potential to leverage broader national or global impact. Proposals can be for either core or project-specific support.
The focus is on nonprofit organisations and non-governmental organisations that are catalysing significant change in line with one of the following priority areas: Challenge Corporate Power, Defend and Renew Democracy, Protect the Environment, Promote Truth and Creative Freedom in Media, and Advance Women’s Human Rights and Empowerment.
Applicants based in the United States must be registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organisations. Applicants based outside the United States must show 501(c)(3) equivalency under U.S. law and, if invited to submit a proposal, will be asked to sign an affidavit stating this equivalency. Potential grantees without 501(c)(3) status will be asked for further documentation regarding the charitable purpose of the activity.
WGF does not fund purchase of land, capital construction, profit-making businesses, debt reduction, endowment campaigns, fundraising drives/events, or scholarships, tuition assistance or other forms of personal financial aid.
All applicants must submit a letter of inquiry of no more than two pages briefly describing the mission and history of the applying organisation, goals of the initiative(s), specific objectives, and accompanying strategies. The letter must also state the organisation’s current annual operating budget and primary sources of income. Applicants based in the United States must also include as appendices the IRS 501(c)(3) documentation letter and a copy of the most recent IRS Form 990. Please do not submit proposals or any other materials such as annual reports, press coverage materials, or DVDs with a letter of inquiry.