Grants are being reviewed on a quarterly basis in March, June, September and December.

Past Grants

Grants awarded in 2007, 2008, 200920102011, and 2012.


The Fund supports activities at the global and national level, and will consider significant local or regional initiatives offering the potential to leverage broader national or global impact. It will consider proposals for either core or project-specific support. It 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.

Applicants based in the United States must be registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organizations. 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.

Application Process

All applicants must submit a letter of inquiry of no more than two pages briefly describing the mission and history of the applying organization, goals of the initiative(s), specific objectives, and accompanying strategies. The letter must also state the organization’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.

The Fund now has an online application system which can be accessed by clicking here for US Organizations and Foreign Organizations with a US fiscal sponsor or here for Non-US Organizations with no Fiscal Sponsor.

Applicants will be informed if a full proposal is warranted, at which time prospective grantees will be asked to submit additional materials, including a proposal narrative and detailed financial documentation. Please do not submit a proposal without an invitation to do so from the Fund.

Caution: The names of some private foundations have recently been used in Internet schemes designed to deceive individuals that they will be recipients of grant funds after they provide personal information. Please only use the protocol described on this site to apply to the Wallace Global Fund. We do not provide grants to individuals, only qualified organizations.