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PDF is more than a grantmaker: our model of philanthropy involves direct funding, advocacy where appropriate, and partnerships built around mutual respect, sharing of resources, and transparency of planning and decision-making. We endeavor to be a key “go-to” foundation on issues of peace, human rights, social justice and environmental protection. We work to counter-balance dominant power structures by moving resources and sharing decision-making with activist groups and communities. Find out more on our About The Foundation page.

You Took the Challenge! Our matching gift campaign raised more than $85,000 for PDF in the last two days of 2014. Thank you!

PDF’s Community Organizing Grants docket is now accepting applications. Applicants must have budgets of $250,000 or less and be based in the U.S., Mexico or Haiti. Click here for more information.

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The Peace Development Fund works to build the capacity of community-based organizations through grants, training, and other resources as partners in human rights and social justice movements.