Raising Haiti Foundation provides support for grassroots initiatives designed to foster

socio-economic development across rural Haiti through the empowerment of its citizens.

Our Inspiration

Raising Haiti Foundation is inspired by the grassroots development model established by Father Joseph Philippe through the Association of the Peasants of Fondwa (APF Haiti). Rooted in the rural village of Fondwa, APF Haiti has led its community in establishing grassroots programs for education, healthcare, child safety and reforestation. We believe such resources are not only basic human rights, but also fundamental building blocks of any thriving community.

National Rural Development Scholarship Program

This powerful new initiative will provide opportunities for secondary school graduates from over 570 rural communities to attend the University of Fondwa and specialize in fields that will directly impact their communities. Specialized fields in Agronomy, Veterinary Medicine and Business Administration will equip these bright young minds with the knowledge to go back into their communities and make a trans-formative difference.

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Scholarship Initiative

Hurricane Matthew

Advocacy Program


Raising Haiti Advocacy Program (RHAP)

We are a growing community of supporters with a clear vision of how we can accompany our Haitian friends on their journey toward empowerment. As an advocate of Raising Haiti, there are many ways that you can help. Start by watching the Father Joseph documentary and invite others to do the same. You can also host a screening of the documentary. Also, you can attend or invite others to attend a webinar. These are merely a few examples.

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Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort

Families have been left homeless, and livestock and crops have been decimated. Many have lost everything. Your donations will go directly to the Asosyasyon Peyizan Fondwa (APF). APF and Father Joseph have worked side by side with the people of Fondwa and rural Haiti for over three decades, and through many devastating natural disasters. We are doing everything we can to support this work as they pick up the pieces left by Hurricane Matthew.

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With  501(c) 3 tax-exempt status, Raising Haiti Foundation can give US donors access to all the tax advantages nonprofits can provide, while also conducting the necessary due diligence on APF operations and immediate needs.

Please make checks payable to Raising Haiti Foundation and mail to:

Raising Haiti Foundation  •  Post Office Box 21624  Washington DC 20009


This is one of the biggest concerns people have before making a donation. We believe in full disclosure and you can can keep track how your donations are making a direct impact by clicking on the link below.


Fondwa Haiti Graphic - APF-USA

Fondwa is a small community village in the western province of Haiti, 80 kilometers from Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. This mountainous region has a total area of 28 square kilometers and a population of 8,000 people. Over 80% of the people residing here are peasants, and more than 50% of the population is less than 20 years old. There are 6 other rural communities, comprising about 50,000 individuals total, which benefit from the work of APF.


of the population are peasants


of the population is less than 20 years old

In addition to Fondwa, APF provides aid to 6 other rural communities, about


individuals all together.

We continue to make great strides in improving the

lives of the rural poor in Fondwa and rural Haiti.

Much more needs to be done and with your help we can make it possible.

Consider making a donation and becoming an advocate.


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1718 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 201 • Washington, DC 20009

PO Box 21624 • Washington, DC 20009

phone: (202) 800-7077


Raising Haiti Foundation is an authorized business name for Association of the Peasants of Fondwa, USA Inc., a District of Columbia 501(c)3 charitable entity.