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IDP Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

IDP Foundation, Inc.

321 N. Clark St., Ste. 2350

Chicago, IL United States 60654-4784

Telephone: (312) 321-4000


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $57,100,805

Total giving: $435,006





Additional Contact Information

Additional address: 51 Madison Ave., Ste. 2100, New York, NY 10010


Established in 2008 in DE, but registered to do business in IL

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to mobilize resources and strategic support to increase educational opportunities, striving to support and create successful educational advancement at all levels, from pre-school to post-doctoral scientific and medical research.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Educational Content

The foundation believes that investing in efforts of improving educational content will encourage the enhancement of education worldwide. This content venture coincides with our mission to increase wide-reaching educational opportunities. The Program consists of trainings to school proprietors, teachers, and caterers to improve business management, quality of education, health, and safety, as well as access to six different targeted loan products that specifically address the cash flow challenges of a school.

Educational Training and Research

From pre-schools to post-doctoral scientific and medical research, the foundation strives to support and create successful educational advancement through training and research.

Founder's Fund

The fund has been established to support innovative thinkers, leaders and organizations that stand outside of the educational spectrum. In order to remain effectively strategic, the majority of the foundation’s support revolves around education, but the founder continues to grant to a variety of community and seasonal initiatives. About 10 percent of all grants provided by the foundation fit into this category.

IDP Rising Schools Program

The foundation developed this program in partnership with Sinapi Aba Trust (a Ghanaian microfinance institution) and Opportunity International US. The program was launched in 2009 in Ghana to boost the development of existing low-cost private schools by efficiently delivering financial and capacity building services in an innovative way.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation has made a PRI in the form of a non-interest bearing loan for a school program in Ghana.

Fields of Interest

  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Higher education
  • International development
  • Philanthropy
International Interests
  • Africa
  • Ghana
  • Global Programs
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $57,100,805 (market value)

Gifts received: $5,008,440

Expenditures: $1,581,472

Total giving: $435,006

Qualifying distributions: $2,385,320