Small Planet Institute

  • MA


12 Eliot Street
United States

About Us

Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé, co-authors of the best-seller Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet, founded the Small Planet Institute to bring to light the emergence of "living democracy," a rewarding, inclusive, learned practice that creates communities that work for all. At the Institute we further this historic transition through books, articles, speeches, and other media. The Small Planet Institute receives no support from corporations. We are grateful for the generous contribution of the time and talent of dedicated volunteers.

The Lappés also founded the Small Planet Fund. The Fund supports movements around the world showing how we can re-embed economic life in community, ensure we all eat healthfully, and heal our relationship to the earth. Moved by the courage of millions of everyday change-makers around the world, the Lappés wanted to support their much-needed work through grant-making and public education. They also hoped the Fund would encourage other artists and authors to consider ways to connect their work with support for those who inspire it.