Our Vision is a new Haiti built hand-in-hand with opportunity and justice for all. Our Mission is to build communities by supporting local leaders, strengthening organizations, and connecting stakeholders for systemic impact.

We empower local leaders, organizations, and social enterprises with the skills, tools, resources and connections they need to lead community development. We help the philanthropic community connect to these organizations and support truly Haitian-led development efforts. And we support communities to convene public and private stakeholders around development issues and community planning efforts.

HDI grew out of The Haiti Fund, a grantmaking fund created by The Boston Foundation following the devastating 2010 earthquake. The Haiti Fund and HDI have made a combined 267 grants totaling $4.37 million, mostly to grassroots organizations in rural areas tackling baseline poverty challenges. We have provided training, coaching and accompaniment support to over 85 organizations. We have also convened over 25 events bringing together stakeholders within and outside Haiti to advance systemic change and organize the Haiti Development Forum.

Please see our websites at www.hdihaiti.org and www.haitidevelopmentforum.org for more information about our programs and results.

Liz Fischelis, Senior Program Director, [email protected]