Allison Barlow


Program Director for Democracy and Media


Wallace Global Fund


Tufts University

Allison Barlow is a program director at the Wallace Global Fund, a left-of-center organization supporting environmentalist causes and working to reduce corporate influence in politics. She has been affiliated with organizations connected to left-of-center juggernauts including the Democracy Alliance and the Open Society Foundations. Barlow is a graduate of Tufts University. [1] [2]


Allison Barlow is the program director for democracy and media at the Wallace Global Fund, a left-of-center organization. [3] [4] Prior to working at the Wallace Global Fund, Barlow held positions at organizations including the Quixote Foundation, a nonprofit that spent all of its money by 2017 and branded it as “spending up” rather than spending down their funds; the Beldon Fund, an environmentalist grantmaking organization; and Open Society Foundations, a private foundation created by liberal billionaire and philanthropist George Soros. [5] [6]

Barlow has been a board member at a variety of organizations including the Environmental Grantmakers Association; the Funders Committee for Civic Participation, a left-of-center voter advocacy group; and the Media Democracy Fund, a left-wing activist organization that is a project of the New Venture Fund. She also sits on the advisory board of the Youth Engagement Fund, a voter mobilization group associated with the Democracy Alliance. [7] Barlow is also affiliated with the Public Interest Network, a collection of left-of-center organizations that claims to serve “as an ‘activist pipeline’ for the public interest movement.” [8]

Barlow has participated in various events and speaking engagements such as serving as moderator at Philanthropy New York’s Inequality, Democracy and Corporate Power event in 2014; speaking at the “Active Owners Working Group Breakfast: The Digital Revolution & Impact Investing” session at a conference hosted by Confluence Philanthropy; and sitting on the Environmental Grantmakers Association’s Winter Briefing Planning Committee in 2016. [9] [10] [11]

Political Activity

Allison Barlow has contributed to various left-of-center political causes since 2014 including more than $2,000 to ActBlue, a left-of-center political action committee (PAC); $250 to former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-TX) 2018 campaign for U.S. Senate in Texas; $2,750 to President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign in 2020; and $1,100 to former U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards’ (D-MD) campaign for U.S. Senate in Maryland. Barlow has also contributed various small-dollar donations to EMILY’S List, a liberal federal PAC; Movement Voter PAC, a PAC advocating for voter mobilization; and the New York State Committee of the Working Families Party. [12]


  1. “Allison Barlow.” Wallace Global Fund. Wallace Global Fund. Accessed October 24, 2021. ^
  2. “Allison Barlow – LinkedIn.” Accessed October 30, 2021. ^
  3. “Allison Barlow.” Wallace Global Fund. Wallace Global Fund. Accessed October 24, 2021. ^
  4. “Our Mission.” Wallace Global Fund. Wallace Global Fund. Accessed October 24, 2021. ^
  5. “Spend up Home.” Quixote Foundation: You Are Here. Accessed November 2, 2021. ^
  6. “Allison Barlow.” Wallace Global Fund. Wallace Global Fund. Accessed October 24, 2021. ^
  7. “About Us.” Youth Engagement Fund. Accessed October 24, 2021. ^
  8. “Our Alumni.” The Public Interest Network. Accessed October 24, 2021. ^
  9. “Inequality, Democracy and Corporate Power.” Philanthropy New York. Accessed October 25, 2021. ^
  10. “Confluence Philanthropy’s 12th Annual Practitioners Gathering.” Confluence Philanthropy’s 11th Annual Practitioners Gathering. Accessed October 25, 2021. ^
  11. “Briefing Note – Coventry.” Accessed October 24, 2021. ^
  12. “Allison Barlow Individual Contributions.” Accessed November 2, 2021. ^
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