Peace Development Fund, Inc.

Peace through Justice

Mission

The Peace Development Fund works to build the capacity of community-based organizations through grants, training, and other resources as partners in the human rights and social justice movements. As a public foundation, we nourish, foster, and encourage the diverse, self-sustaining and economically viable communities that are essential to building a peaceful, just and equitable world.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Mr. Paul Haible

Main address

PO Box 1280

Amherst, MA 01004 USA

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EIN

04-2738794

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (R12)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

PDF helps donors of all kinds to fund grassroots social change. We endeavor to be a key “go-to" organization on issues of peace, human rights, social justice and environmental protection. We work to counter-balance dominant power structures by moving financial resources, providing capacity building and sharing decision-making with activist groups and grassroots communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Community Organizing Grants Program

Community Organizing Grants Program - this is PDF's open grant-making docket. Any organization that fits PDF's guidelines is eligible to apply for a grant. Currently PDF funds organizations in the United States, Haiti and Mexico through the Community Organizing Grants Docket. Each year PDF receives hundreds of proposals from grassroots community organizations seeking funding. Through a careful review process, PDF selects those organizations that will have a significant impact in their geographic and social justice focus area.

Population(s) Served

Donor Advised Funds - through this funding program PDF provides its more than 35 years of experience in grant making to donors who are interested in funding specific interests. PDF carries out the research, ensures the reporting, and manages the government's requirements while the donor, with PDF staff advice, recommends groups for funding. PDF's Donor Advised Funds programs is recognized by Forbes Magazine.

Population(s) Served

PDF regards fiscal sponsorship as a natural extension of our mission and program to nurture emerging social justice organizations. We work with more than 40 fiscally sponsored groups to increase their fund-raising capacity and fulfill their vision. With offices in California and Massachusetts, we are able to offer fiscal sponsorship to groups across the U.S. and those based in the U.S. and working internationally.

Population(s) Served

PDF offers our recent grantees and fiscal sponsorship projects the opportunity to apply for capacity building training. This three-year training and coaching program helps grantees improve their fund-raising capacity, board development and financial management.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We believe that the change in values needed to establish a more just and peaceful world can come about only if it is strongly rooted in local communities that value the importance of building movements to create systemic social change. These are communities that view everyone, especially young people, as a vital force in the transformation of society. Challenging the root causes of inequity and developing community-based alternatives that promote a more just, inclusive and nonviolent society is at the heart of our grantmaking program.

The Peace Development Fund has five programs – grantmaking, capacity building/technical assistance (The Sustainability Project), donor and community advised funds, special initiatives and fiscal sponsorship. The Peace Development Fund is committed to supporting organizations and projects that recognize that peace will never be sustained unless it is based on justice and an appreciation of both the diversity and unity of the human family. We understand peace to be a consequence of equitable relationships—with our fellow human beings and with the natural environment of which we are a part and on which we depend.

Since 1981 PDF has been able to provide to peace and social justice organizations across the United States and internationally more than $35 million in grants and program services to 2,647 emerging and social justice-focused organizations. In addition, PDF has provided trainings to more than 3,100 people representing more than 1,200 community organizations across the United States and Mexico.

As a foundation, we see ourselves as both learners and teachers. We face the power dynamic of funder and grantee and attempt to level the playing field by engaging as partners in a joint endeavor. This process is dynamic and flexible, where we can be responsive to opportunities for collective action, for understanding and responding to obstacles and set-backs, and able to engage in strategic thinking, planning, and action. We call this our “co-creation" model, and it is a core value and process of PDF.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Peace Development Fund, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/18/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Teresa Juarez

Teh-Luh-Lah Learning and HealingCenter

Term: 2008 - 2018

Ali El-Issa

Flying Eagle Woman Fund

Teresa Juarez

Teh-Luh-Lah Learning and Healing Center

Tina Reynolds

Women on the Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH)

Iva Kaufman

Iva Kaufman Associates

Yi-Chun Tricia Lin

Southern Connecticut State University

Daniel Schreck

The Aztlan Fund

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No