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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is doing great work for human health and the environment by promoting clean cookstoves in Haiti.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

PPAF is devoted to helping both people and the environment by promoting clean, ethanol-based cookstoves. Their current focus is Haiti, where the need is enormous. A very worthwhile cause!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

PPAF is a small organization with a highly skilled and dedicated staff. They know how to focus their efforts in ways that pay off in practical results. Nothing gets lost in bureaucracy. Their projects benefit both people and the environment, rather than pitting those goals against each other.

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Public-Private Alliance Foundation is a wonderful organization. Their mission and vision to reduce poverty in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Madagascar truly makes a difference and should not go unnoticed. The Stillman's are wonderful people to work for, and they are extremely capable of fulfilling the organizations goals. Seeing the difference they are making in these countries assures me I am working for the right non-profit organization!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Working with PPAF have been fantastic. David is a great mentor and has great vision and goals for PPAF.
It was amazing to learn the work on ethanol cookstoves being done and its impact on the lives of people in Haiti . I wish to support PPAF in the best way I can!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The work that the Public Private Alliance Foundation has done thus far has already had a tremendous impact on the people of Haiti. The Alliance’s Ethanol Clean Cookstove Partnership is truly remarkable. It is an inexpensive and clean way for the people of Haiti to get their energy. Instead of getting their energy from charcoal and wood they can now get their energy from sugar cane. The dedication of the Executive-Director can be seen throughout this NGO and that is why I feel the Alliance will succeed in their present and future endeavors.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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