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Our Partners

Our Funders

Lemelson Foundation

 Lemelson Foundation

The Lemelson Foundation awarded AIDG a grant of $300,000 for the period of 2008-2011. The funds will support our business incubation and technology development programs in Haiti and Guatemala. Lemelson uses its resources to support new inventors in the US and developing countries and thus foster invention-led economic, social and environmentally sustainable development . Their grant is allowing us to form partnerships with companies and university groups designing for the bottom of the pyramid.

FJC, a Donor Advised Fund

FJC, a Foundation of Donor Advised Funds

Since 2008, an anonymous donor has given AIDG over $75,000 through the FJC Donor Advised Fund. Started in 1995 by a small group of dedicated philanthropists, FJC's mission is to increase and maximize the impact of charitable dollars and to create innovative philanthropic solutions.

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs


In early 2009, AIDG became one of the founding members of ANDE, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. ANDE, housed in the Aspen Institute, is a member-driven organization of NGOs, venture funds, and foundations dedicated to the creation and growth of small and growing businesses (SGBs). This year, ANDE granted AIDG $72,000 from its Capacity Development Fund to create an SME Business Plan Competition System.

  Echoing Green

For the period of 2006 through 2008, AIDG Executive Director Peter Haas was awarded $60,000 in seed funding and technical assistance from Echoing Green to spur the AIDG’s growth. Through its Accelerator Fund, AIDG was granted an additional $18,500 in 2009. Launched in 1987, Echoing Green's mission is to spark social change by identifying, investing and supporting the world's most exceptional emerging leaders and the organizations they launch.

The majority of our funding comes from people like you.

Honor Roll of Supporters 2006
Honor Roll of Supporters 2005


Other Awards and Recognition

TED Global

 TED Global

Peter Haas was recognized as a 2009 TED Global fellow for his work increasing access to appropriate technologies in developing countries. This year's crop of TEDGlobal Fellows comprise an eclectic group of individuals from Bahrain to Argentina to Malawi, representing diverse disciplines -- technology, entertainment, design, science, film, art, music, entrepreneurship and the nonprofit world.



Waldzell selected Peter Haas as one of 10 Architects of the Future for 2008. The mission of the Architect of the Future initiative is to bring together, inspire, and support the world's most exceptional emerging leaders.

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