Public-Private Alliance Foundation

Rating: 4.96 stars   67 reviews


166 Edgars Lane Hastings on Hudson NY 10706 USA


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.


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.


Ethanol Cookstove and Fuel Initiative for Haiti; Annual Partners Against Poverty seminars at the United Nations

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Rating: 5 stars  

My MPH students and I have recently interacted with the PPAF where the Foundation shared insights and approaches to using local efforts to effectively address global concerns. The continuing success of their groundbreaking project bringing innovative and healthy cook stoves has been an inspiration to all of us. The students were particularly moved by PPAF’s powerful demonstration of the enduring changes that can stem from individual efforts. I am sure that seeing the results of the PPAf’s efforts will continue to motivate the students throughout their careers as public health professionals.

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I have been involved in the fabulous and ground breaking work being done by PPAF.
I had the privilege of working alongside one of my colleagues having 2 cohorts of students work on real life capstone projects with PPAF.
PPAFs work ties in so well with the current SDGs and the previous MDGs.
I look forward to working with PPAF on future projects which will have a far reaching positive outcome on improving the lives of many disenfranchised populations.
Mini Murthy MD, MPH

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This organization has been working tirelessly to improve the lives of the marginalized and the underserved.

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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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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been a pro bono "senior fellow" at PPAF for several years and have witnessed the foundation's evolution. They have moved from being primarily an organizer of conferences into becoming an important facilitator between development projects and business. Much of this work has been done most recently in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

PPAF has had a focus on finding alternative energy solutions for the developing world. From several early conferences of experts at the UN, they have assembled expertise in the field which has helped them to implement their "clean cookstove" initiative which is helping Haiti with a more environmentally healthful alternative to current cookstoves.

In addition, they have enlisted a Haitian-American business group, SimACT, to assist in restoration and economic development of a historically significent town (UNESCO Listed) which has been partially damaged by the earthquake. Projects which have been identified are now in the process of implementation.

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Less emphasis on conferences.

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