Haiti Development Institute

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The Haiti Development Institute (HDI) is a legacy of The Haiti Fund, a five-year fund established at the Boston Foundation to respond to Haiti’s devastating earthquake in 2010.

The Haiti Fund made grants directly to vetted local Haitian nonprofit organizations. This experience showed us that rural communities have the ideas, inspiration and committed local leadership to deliver real and sustainable progress in improving the livelihoods, education and health of poor Haitians.  But they need support, not only financial but organizational.

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HDI builds the capacity of rural leaders through training, coaching, and access to data, networks and connections to help them grow organizations that can sustain and scale their work. 

We provide platforms for civic engagement and dialogue to support leaders’ efforts to develop their communities.

Finally, we help donors contribute to truly sustainable development by helping them invest in local Haitian organizations committed to advancing their communities over the long term.

Learn more about the Haiti Development Institute and our work by visiting, or contact Elizaeth Fischelis, Program Manager, Communications and Development, at JsQu0g7lR0q4D97WV23YOxu5q7zRa30JOrJNh1hjMAhlM5I2Lc3TfroVdtELfJ5ubNzZKYwx2Hb5FGlUEuY/wPCfkPx+WN8vh7rIWkW57gakZD4ZZ2b1l9YpKyqGeeTDKILq07kjwccn5N4HYRH6ULXqP5ey8Wx6V903UPzO7Pa9mr/ZBsHCy8CcD2e9VlbpYNwxt3dy1gsvMeRBj4TzkSZGsfCMxlIi0rMF4x75WnjSW/h9o+g/LsBH7qlfjAHr.

A graphic with a picture of the August 2021 earthquake in Haiti. It has information on it about donating to the Haiti Earthquake Fund. HDI's logo is in the bottom left corner. Donate to the Haiti Earthquake Fund

HDI is also supporting the victims of the earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14, 2021 - from immediate response through reconstruction to prosperity. Visit to donate to the Haiti Earthquake Fund and to learn more.





Gift Instructions

Thank you for your interest. You may make credit card donations using the form below.

To give from your Donor Advised Fund, please recommend a grant to "Boston Foundation, Inc." with the name of the fund in the grant purpose field.

To donate by check, make your check payable to "Boston Foundation, Inc." with the name of the fund in the memo field and mail to:
The Boston Foundation
PO Box 843027
Boston, MA 02284-3027

For wire or bank transfers, or to inquire about transferring other types of assets, please click here for a PDF of the fund gift instructions or contact our Fund Administration office at (617) 338-2213 or email iI+kb+RJ4m59O3Rxa5dbZsoaNiTVOE5ZRhu9jq22J9uTOF6Xs5uzLF0OyUfq5HTfITc93WBKPynneUDn+WBn2nRMLPSdloOOsRDQTL20Jjf/VjkrJVNUuIcezCmtSl1yU3T3XVAvyUXs9BPOz5Pk90lJbBWIivBpbtZyXPDQCKPlkfk+gj50haCmLcjB4Top.