Public-Private Alliance Foundation

Rating: 4.94 stars   51 reviews

Issues: Environment, International

Location: 166 Edgars Lane Hastings on Hudson NY 10706 USA

Mission: Through collaboration, we help stimulate entrepreneurship and commerce-related activities and encourage investment for sustainable development. Focusing on the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Madagascar, our vision is to make a difference for human betterment.
Results: PPAF is a networking organization to stimulate collaboration among many partners. We have held 8 seminars or workshops, including in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Plans have been made to start ethanol production in Haiti; 1,300 stoves are in-country. Through a partnership with the Madagascar Mission to the UN, local Rotary Clubs, the Starkey Foundation and the government, 3,200 young people have been fitted with hearing aids.
Target demographics: Ultimate target is to help people out of poverty in our focus countries.
Direct beneficiaries per year: As a networking organization we enabled thousands of people annually to benefit from delivery of goods and services through partners. - Hurricane relief in Dominican Republic; medical supplies and equipment in Madagascar; hearing aids in Madagascar.Dozens annually have participated in our seminars, with over 100 in our workshop in Jacmel, Haiti, after the earthquake. 3,200 people have received hearing aids through our bringing together local and international organizations.
Geographic areas served: Haiti, Dominican Republic, Madagascar.
Programs: Ethanol Cookstove and Fuel Initiative for Haiti; Annual Partners Against Poverty seminars at the United Nations

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the pleasure of being involved with the Public-Private Alliance Foundation in the Spring of 2009 and I have been with them ever since ! I first started as an intern then transitioned into an Associate role. The work and passion that David and Ginger (along with other volunteers, interns and board members) is remarkable. I was fortunate to be involved in various initiatives of the non-profit organization, PPAF such as: Spanish to English translator (and vice versa) as well as my most notable role, Conference Coordinator for their 2009 Bio Energy Conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. PPAF has many partnerships that they have created and reinforced in order to promote various social causes. They aim to make improvements for others in impoverished regions by bridging the gap between public and private sectors in order to create much needed changes. I advise everyone to look into their many initiatives, a current one being their; Global Cookstoves project which originated in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. The world is a good place having David and Ginger making important strides through their humane and humble acts carried out through PPAF.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer and an admiring observer of the deep commitment, amazing energy and collaborative spirit of David and Ginger, I highly endorse PPAF. Building on years of experience and an expansive networks of contacts, PPAF brings together multiple actors to foster innovative partnerships in the spirit of what DevEx's Kate Warren recently described as "an integrator" role. This is key to both effectiveness and sustainability. Bravo!

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I had an outstanding experience interning at PPAF in 2008. It was a real pleasure working with David and Ginger. While interning, I had the opportunity to conduct interesting research, plan the Partners Against Poverty event, and attend meetings at the UN. I am now an Associate of PPAF. I am very proud of everything the organization has accomplished in a short time. Keep up the good work!

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Although PPAF is a young non-profit, it has done some outstanding work. The people behind the organization are extremely hard working and dedicated to the PPAF mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

bringing together a variety of interests (business, non-profit, United Nations, academic, etc.) through its annual Partners Against Poverty conference, which aims to stimulate entrepreneurship and commerce-related activities in the Domincan Republic and Madagascar.

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engage more youth.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have interacted with PPAF for the past several years and found that their dedication and skills are truly extraordinary. I have worked with them on their cook stove project in Haiti, and witness them taking an idea and transforming it into a sustainable project that supports economic development while protecting and enhancing women’s health. It has been inspiring! I look forward with anticipation to many more and continuing projects supported by this group.

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PPAF is working with excellent partners to promote sustainable fuel and improved cook stoves
for Haiti. PPAF identified many ways to make ethanol production more efficient and is working to demonstrate that high quality affordable ethanol for cooking can be produced in Haiti using local feed
stock. Wood and wood charcoal are currently used by 1.85 million households (out of 2 million) in Haiti using about 4 million tons of trees. Sustainable yield from current Haitian forest is estimated at .5 million tons. Volunteer time is used to stretch effective use of donations to the maximum extent possible.

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The Public Private Alliance Foundation is working to bring cookstove practices which protect human health from lethal indoor smoke, preserve forests, allow women to avoid dangerous wood gathering missions and girls to go to school. Work in Haiti promises to demonstrate the practicality and economic viability of ethanol cookstoves to replace current charcoal based methods.

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As a Board member I have seen the day to day efforts to bring improved tachnology for cookstoves, safer fuels, and potential markets together to address deforestation and improve human health.

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This organization might be more effective in colaboration with initiatives to promote national level approaches which promise more rapid dissemination of these important innovations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had experience with PPAF for almost two years and what I have seen and heard is remarkable! The work they have done and continue to do in the DR and Haiti is inspiring, and it's not hard to tell that the people behind it have incredible drive and passion. I hope that their work is able to continue long into the future - the world needs changemakers like PPAF.

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PPAF is a not for profit with passiona nd power to make a difference. I have had the opportunity of working with PPAF on their amazing cooking stoves project . This project has been contributing to empowering the lives of many women and restoring their dignity. I think this is a great example of a grassroots project which has garnered tremendous support from all the stakeholders in taking it to the next step. Any donation made is for a truly worthy cause
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PPAF is a not for profit who has gone way beyond the regular not for profits , the founders and board members are striving 24/ 7 to improve the lives of women and families who are disenfranchised. It is not an exaggeration to say that it has changed many lives by being a beacon of hope. The work they do is really inspiring and is having a ripple effect in that it laying a strong foundation for sustainability. Thisd is a role model for a not for profit in terms of leadership and service delivery

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It is a real pleasure to work with PPAF. It is doing fantastic work in Haiti and is engaged in cutting-edge work on clean cook stoves and ethanol. The US government is supporting these aims as well, which makes the work all the more important. In Madagascar PPAF also works to supply medical equipment and has the support of the Highest levels of the Malagasy government.

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PPAF is a wonderful organization. It works in Haiti, Madagascar, Dominican Republic and elsewhere. It is accredited by the United Nations

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Public Private Alliance Foundation is a wonderful organization. It is new and small, but it does a great deal. PPAF works closely with the United Nations and some of its Board members are Ambassadors.

Immediatly after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, PPAF mobalized to provide assitance, notably in private sector capacity building. PPAF has worked with a Haitian-American organization to promote development along the Southern coast of Haiti.

PPAF has worked to promote public and private sector alternative energy programs in the countries in which it operates, notably in the Dominican Republic (ethanol) and Madagascar (jatropha).

PPAF also has helped strengthen the health care sector in Madagascar, which is a country particularly of interest to me. PPAF was instramtental in delivering millions of dollars of medical equipment to hospitals in Madagascar and in promoting the gift of hearing in Madagascar.

Anyone wishing to help promote sustainable development should strongly consider working the PPAF.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I personally have seen the PPAF work very well with the United Nations and NGO's in Madagascar and Dominican Republic.

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I would work to raise more funds for the PPAF's programs and operational budgets.

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I have had the honor to have had the opportunity to work as a consultant with PPAF and their incredible work in Haiti to provide alternatives to charcoal as a cook fuel. They are tireless and consistent at pushing forward with innovative and productive ways to identify uses of several potential biofuel sources that would improve the health and environment of the Haitian people. My work , to provide Ethanol as clean burning alternative fuel has been extremely rewarding. I have been honored and thankful for the opportunity to work with this outstanding,dedicated and focused organization.

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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