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Pan American Development Foundation

  • Washington, DC
  • www.padf.org

Mission Statement

The Pan American Development Foundation empowers disadvantaged people and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve sustainable economic and social progress, strengthen their communities and civil society, promote democracy and governance, and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and humanitarian crises, thereby advancing the principles of the Organization of American States.

Main Programs

  1. Program
  2. Colombia
  3. Haiti
  4. In-Kind
  5. Disaster Management and Emergency Response
Service Areas

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International

The Pan American Development Foundation empowers disadvantaged people and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

ruling year

1964

Principal Officer since 1999

Self-reported

John Sanbrailo

Keywords

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latin america,caribbean,development,income generation,poverty, sustainable

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Also Known As

PADF

EIN

52-6054268

 Number

5506594420

Physical Address

1889 F Street NW, 2nd floor

Washington, DC 20006

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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For half a century, PADF's innovative work has earned it a much-deserved reputation as a skilled implementer of programs that address key challenges in Latin American and the Caribbean. PADF has produced impressive results throughout the Western Hemisphere. During fiscal year 2011 alone, it benefited more than 7.5 million in 23 countries.

In the last 50 years, millions of people living in nearly every country in Latin America and the Caribbean have benefitted from PADF programs. With over $250 million leveraged in development funds in the last five years alone, PADF has helped spur national development partnerships, engage private and public sector resources in regional development, increase family incomes, and promote innovative links between communities and the private sector.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Program

Created in 1962 through a unique agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the private sector, the Pan American Development Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Having worked in every country in the region, PADF engages community-based groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), national, state, and municipal governments, and the private sector in the process of implementing appropriate solutions for sustainable development. Through these partnerships, we seek to achieve excellent and lasting programmatic impacts in creating economic opportunities, promoting social investments, strengthening communities and civil society, and preparing for and responding to natural disasters. PADF has three main areas of work: 1. Creating Opportunities for Sustainable Economic and Social Progress, 2. Strengthening Capacities of Individuals, Communities, and Civil Society, and 3. Preparing for and Responding to Natural Disasters and Other Humanitarian Crises.

Category

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Colombia

PADF's second-largest field operation is in Colombia. PADF's Colombia team is comprised of experts on issues related to assisting internally displaced persons, supporting Afro-Colombians, providing alternate development and strengthening communities along the borders.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 3

Haiti

Its largest field operation is in Haiti. PADF, with nearly 30 years of experience in the country, was a first responder after the deadly January 12 earthquake. Today, it continues its earthquake recovery work, protects human rights, fights trafficking of persons, involves communities in the economic development process and much more

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 4

In-Kind

PADF's In-Kind Donation program connects companies, hospitals and other major organizations with communities that need donated products

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Program 5

Disaster Management and Emergency Response

PADF's Disaster Management and Emergency Response Program is a conduit so companies can quickly help communities that were devastated by a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis.

Category

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Pan American Development Foundation empowers disadvantaged people and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Financials

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PAN AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Pan American Development Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

John Sanbrailo

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"For nearly half a century, the Pan American Development
Foundation has been committed to promoting
new opportunities and sustainable development for
the most disadvantaged people of the Americas. In
2011, that commitment led us to implement more
than $50 million in programs that touched the lives
of 7.5 million people in 23 countries.

 

Today, our vision to create A Hemisphere of
Opportunity for All remains the driving force behind
every program we design and implement. As a result,
we empower communities throughout Latin America
and the Caribbean by pursuing initiatives that are
not only important to them, but that also produce
sustainable results and long-term prosperity. From
micro entrepreneurs in Colombia, to community
development leaders in Haiti, to earthquake victims
in Chile and those impacted by floods in Caribbean
Basin countries, to civil society groups in Central
America and throughout the region, all have benefited
and have contributed to advancing opportunities
and prosperity. They symbolize our solidarity with
the least fortunate.

 

As we celebrate another year of accomplishments
and look to the future, we also turn to the
past to see how far we have come. PADF’s successes
today are a reflection of the vision that led
forward-thinking leaders in 1962 to create a unique
partnership between the Organization of American
States and private enterprise, with support from the
Inter-American Development Bank
and the U.S. Agency for International
Development, to better the lives of the
hemisphere’s most disadvantaged
people. The force of that partnership
continues to expand with the growing participation
of supporters such as Caterpillar, Royal Caribbean
Cruises Ltd., Chevron, Boeing and so many others.

 

Looking ahead, PADF will continue to strive to
reach even more beneficiaries and further expand in
the region with support from the OAS and donors,
and the dynamic leadership of our Board of Trustees,
management, and our headquarters and field staff."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

José Miguel Insulza

Organization of American States

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