IDP Foundation, Inc.

Established in 2008 as a registered 501(c)3 organization, the IDP Foundation, Inc. is a private non-profit foundation dedicated to encouraging and supporting the development of innovative and sustainable solutions to complex global issues. They view their philanthropic dollars as patient, catalytic capital, allowing them the flexibility to support both local and international programs in a variety of ways. Exemplifying this philanthropic approach is IDP Foundation’s keystone initiative, the IDP Rising Schools Program, which was developed in Ghana as a model for improving educational infrastructure in existing low-fee private schools that serve the poor. This multi-faceted program is rapidly scaling and is proving to be a viable, sustainable model that can be replicated around the world. Mission To look at philanthropy as a means to support sustainable investment in educational and social impact initiatives. Philosophy They believe that education is the way to conquer the world’s greatest challenges. They believe that everyone should have equal access to educational opportunities to break the cycle of poverty. They believe that a combination of smart philanthropy and investment can galvanize solutions to make that future a reality. Strategy They analyze key issues in education and provide a broad range of grants, investments and program development services. From pre-schools to post-doctoral scientific and medical research, they strive to build a robust ecosystem of complementary businesses that will support and create successful educational advancement.
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Staff at IDP Foundation, Inc. have experience in


  • legislation / regulations
  • refugees
  • civil rights
  • tertiary education
  • research & development


  • ghana
  • united states
  • afghanistan
  • iraq


  • managerial experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Chicago
  • 321 North Clark Street, Suite 2350
  • Illinois 60654