FSD - Foundation for Sustainable Development
Legal residence: USA
Contact person: Lisa Kuhn, Executive Director
Address: 1000 Brannan Street, Suite 207 San Francisco, California 94103
Phone: +1 (415) 283-4873
Sectors: Rural Development, Civil Society & NGOs, Education, Environment & NRM, Gender, Health, Micro-finance, Poverty Reduction, Social Development, Youth, Water & Sanitation, SME & Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility, Decentralization & Local Development
Funding agencies: Other
Founded in 1995, Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) enhances the capacity of community organizations around the world to address local health, social, environmental, and economic issues. Our model incorporates training programs that support underserved communities in a collaborative and sustainable manner.
FSD's training programs are highly immersive, bringing students, professionals, and retirees on-site to support critical grassroots initiatives. Rather than work on aid-based, short-term projects, participants collaborate with community partners to enhance local capacity to address health, social, environmental, and economic issues. With ongoing support from FSD Site Teams, all programs include: orientation, family homestay, language and grassroots development trainings, seed grants, access to additional funding for strong projects, hands-on project development experience, debriefing sessions, cultural activities, and access to FSD's Alumni Connect program.