About Us

American Initiatives for Social Development helps strengthen local non-profit organizations worldwide, in various sectors, including education, healthcare, nutrition, skill training, entrepreneurship, agriculture, housing, disaster relief, etc. A number of our affiliates are women-run organizations based in developing countries.

We believe that empowering and supporting local initiatives, run by local individuals, is the most effective way of promoting lasting development. Strengthening local entrepreneurship is essential for creating sustainable development while respecting ethical and cultural values.


Our approach


Empowering social entrepreneurs worldwide. Educational, healthcare and other local non-profit initiatives in developing countries often lack the necessary personnel and resources to attract funding and sustain organic growth. To address this unmet need, American Initiatives provides assistance in a number of areas, including fundraising strategies, networking, strategic planning and growth strategies.


Corporations and Foundations

Our diversified portfolio of projects in various sectors and regions of the world, offers US Corporations a reliable vehicle to advance their philanthropic and social responsibility goals while creating lasting impact. See our current Projects. Contact us for more information.

NGO's and non-profits

We partner with NGOs and non-profit organizations worldwide to help them raise funds in the United States. For information on how we may be able to help your organization, contact us.

Individual Donors

We offer donors a secure and transparent channel to support and strengthen local non-profit organizations in different regions of the world. American Initiatives is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of New York. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. Donate now.

Our Partners


Board of Directors

Nina Lagdameo
Lou Umali
Jackie Taylor
Marisu Rodriquez
Maria Gomez