How to apply

The Wallace Global Fund supports activities and movements that are global or national in scope. We 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.

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.

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

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. 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.

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