PanAmerican Development Foundation (PADF)

PanAmerican Development Foundation (PADF)

~~The Panamerican Development Foundation (PADF) is a non-profit organization created in 1962 with the support of the Organization of American States and financial support from USAID, the IDB, the Trust Fund for Social Progress , the OAS, private donors and businesses.

In 2016, PADF reached more than 8 million people by investing nearly $ 95 million in development resources in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries.

~~For 35 years, PADF has worked as a trusted partner of the government and people of Haiti. After the January 2010 earthquake, frequent tropical storms, and the cholera outbreak, PADF has provided emergency humanitarian relief, repaired damaged homes, and reconstructed urban areas. We have advanced community-driven development and grassroots democracy, supported disaster preparedness and mitigation, and developed small and medium-size enterprises to generate sustainable employment.

At a Glance

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Organization Type

  • Non-governmental organization (NGO)


Head Office
1889 F Street, NW, 2nd Floor     |     Washington, D.C. 20006     |     202.458.3969

In Haiti:
Belvil 7, Route de Tabarre

T : (509) 28131425-27
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Organization Mission

~~The Mission of the Pan American Development Foundation is to assist vulnerable and excluded people and communities in the Americas to achieve sustainable economic and social progress, strengthen their communities and civil society, promote democratic participation and inclusion, and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises, there by advancing the principles of the Organization of American States and creating a Hemisphere of Opportunity for All.


Area of Focus

  • Afro-descendants and Indigenous Groups
  • Agriculture and rural development
  • Agroforestry and soil conservation
  • Capacity Building
  • Cross-border cooperation between Haiti and the Dominican Republic
  • Disaster Response and Preparedness
  • Displaced Persons
  • Education
  • Employment Generation
  • Environment
  • Girls and Women
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Infrastructure and Housing
  • In-Kind Donation
  • Micro-enterprise development through the creation of the Haitian Development Foundation
  • Stronger Communities &Civil Society
  • WASH
  • Youth