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. We view our philanthropic dollars as patient, catalytic capital, allowing us 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.

Our Mission

To look at philanthropy as a means to support sustainable investment in educational and social impact initiatives.


We believe that education is the way to conquer the world’s greatest challenges. We believe that everyone should have equal access to educational opportunities to break the cycle of poverty. We believe that a combination of smart philanthropy and investment can galvanize solutions to make that future a reality.


We 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, we strive to build a robust ecosystem of complementary businesses that will support and create successful educational advancement.

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