International Development Exchange (IDEX)

Rating: 4.98 stars   47 reviews


333 Valencia Street, Suite 250 San Francisco CA 94103 USA


IDEX identifies, evaluates, and grows the best ideas from local leaders and organizations to alleviate poverty and injustice around the world. IDEX connects a passionate and engaged network of supporters to the visionary leaders and organizations creating lasting solutions to their communities’ most pressing challenges.


Since its founding in 1985, IDEX has supported more than 500 grassroots, community-led projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Annually, IDEX’s partners serve approximately 1.2 million people in impoverished communities, including marginalized women, small farmers, indigenous communities, low-income urban residents, sexual and ethnic minorities, and youth. For more information,

Target demographics:

Indigenous communities, predominantly women and youth, and the grassroots, locally led organizations that serve them in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Geographic areas served:

International - Guatemala, India, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa, Zimbabwe


Women's Empowerment, Building Local Economies, Caring for the Environment

2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Josh13's Review for International Development Exchange (IDEX)

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been inspired by the work the IDEX team and community have done to help identify the best ideas for alleviating poverty and injustice. By building a community of impassioned supporters and connecting them to local leaders and organization, they are having an incredibly positive impact on the communities the organization serves. One of the most impressive aspects of the organization is its focus not on self-congratulatory branding campaigns, but focusing all attention on the mission and communities it serves.

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