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Peace Development Fund, Inc.

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44 N Prospect St Po Box 1280 Amherst MA 01002 USA


Promotion of peace and social justice. Peace development fund is a public foundation that partners with community based organizations and social justice movements to provide grants, training and educational resources, working with donors and grantees to build a peaceful world.


Our community organizing grants are pdfs open door to any and all who wish to apply. Through these programs we are able to make small grants to community organizations working on issues of social justice, peace, human health and welfare in areas of the country where there are few grant making resources such as iowa, south dakota, louisiana or the southwest. Community advised, designated grants and donor advised funds bring donors, grass roots organizers and funders together for grantmaking and community building, strengthening relationships across sectors of the social justice movements. Pdf regards fiscal sponsorships as a natural extension of our mission and program, and we work with almost 50 fiscally sponsored groups. 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. A total of 237 grants were made.

built from more than 30 years of experience partnering with grassroots community groups, pdfs capacity-building program was developed in direct response to the articulated needs and aspirations of our community partners. With their input and recommendations, pdf has developed an integrated strategy to build the capacity of grassroots organizations through a combination of multi-year grants, training, organizational development assistance, strategic convening and support for collaboration among groups working on common issues. Pdfs technical assistance program, the sustainability project, offers three curriculum modules to help grantees improve their fund raising capacity, board development and financial management through one on one trainings involving staff, board and key voulunteers. Our criminal justice intitiative works to build a national movement of formerly incarcerated people, their families and allies. A total of 26 grants and 7 in-kind grants were made.

pdf sponsors educational events and programs that support community-based work; working with low income and communities of color, supporting international peace and justice, affirming principles of human rights and international law and operating in an international as well as domestic framework. A total of 3 grants were made.

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