International Development Exchange (IDEX)

International Development Exchange (IDEX): $15,000 for the second installation of a three-year, cumulative gift of $45,000 for the launch of its IDEX Academy. The initiative brings together grassroots leaders and members of the philanthropic community for an intense weeklong program. Coursework, facilitated by international development faculty and practitioners, examines social justice and grassroots applications of modern philanthropy. The program was created to shift the donor framework of existing and emerging philanthropic leaders to more fully embrace grassroots efforts and acknowledge the inherent wisdom of local communities. Tuition fees from the Academy are projected to eventually fund the organization’s administrative expenses, allowing the program to focus solely on acquiring funding for projects with it partner community-based organizations around the world.