New Media Is Driving New Advocacy

The Internet revolution has transformed the way activists around the world organize, fight – and win.

WGF  grantees leverage cutting edge social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more to inform, incite, inspire – and build powerful movements to secure meaningful change.

Our grantees use social media to build on-line advocacy communities that number in the millions, taking on some of today’s toughest challenges. They help people connect passions to policy-making and offer innovative on-ramps to sustained activism. Increasingly, these Internet-based communities connect to struggles on the ground, a potent combination that gets results.

New advocacy networks are mobilizing on critical issues such as mass incarceration, money in politics, women’s rights, and more. They unite people across sectoral and geographic boundaries to challenge corporate power through distributed organizing that is having impact across important environmental and social concerns.

WGF grantees also use popular culture and creative story-telling tools such as film and music to inspire audiences to engage in coordinated activism on compelling issues such as climate change, gun violence, and democracy

The Wallace Global Fund proudly supports dynamic innovators in the media and culture change arena, among them:

  • Brave New Foundation
  • Color of Change
  • Fight for the Future Education Fund
  • Hip Hop Caucus
  • Other 98
  • Story of Stuff