The Foundation is committed to funding a variety of interests including agricultural research, preservation of farmland, ecology, conservation and sustainable development.

Areas of Interest:

Sustainable agriculture

Protection of farmland near cities

Plant genetic research

Biodiversity protection

Environmental education

In 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa, Henry A. Wallace founded the first commercial hybrid seed company, the Pioneer Hi-Bred Corn Company. The Company flourished, and in 1959, he and his wife Ilo established the Wallace Genetic Foundation from the transfer of Pioneer shares to the Foundation.

Henry A. Wallace believed that the greatest private pleasure comes from serving the general welfare of all.” In order to improve the quality of life for all people