Below please find a list of organizations focusing on Economic Development in the Dominican Republic.

Entity Name About Us

La Asociación de Jóvenes Empresarios (ANJE) was created in 1978, and has as its mission to serve as a conduit for the ideas of its members for visionary and concrete solutions to the problems that . . .affect the economic, social and institutional development of the country.


ADEMI is a private non-profit institution, that is neither political nor religious, which was created by Presidential Decree No. 745 of February 11, 1983, by virtue of Law 520 of July 26, 1920, relat . . .ing to organizations with a social interest.
It was founded by Mr. Camilo Lluberes H., together with the national private sector, as a response to the need to address the prevailing problems of unemployment and underemployment in the country.
It started its operations in 1983 in the marginalized neighborhoods of the city of Santo Domingo, with the principal objective to create and strengthen employment through financial and managerial assistance to micro and small enterprises that operate in this urban area. Afterwards, on the initiative of groups and provincial organizations from different regions of the country, it began to extend its program throughout the entire national territory.
In 1988, the Monetary Board approved a license to carry out banking operations as Banco de Desarrollo at the same time that it opened its doors as Banco Ademi. At this moment, ADEMI because the social arm of Banco Ademi.

Cámara Americana de Comercio de la República Dominicana

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic) (AMCHAMDR) (La Cámara Americana de Comercio de la República Dominicana) is a non-profit organization comprised of 2,100 companies . . ., both Dominican and American, that seeks to empower its members to maximize the development of their potential based on three pillars – economic, professional and social – through the facilitation of access to information, opportunities, a best practices culture, respect for the rule of law and corporate social responsibility.
AMCHAMDR is the only institution of its kind with a true presence at the national level through 9 offices throughout the country: Santiago, Moca, San Francisco, La Vega, Puerto Plata, San Pedro, La Romana, Higüey y Baní.
The activities organized by AMCHAMDR are specifically designed to keep its members informed of the most important business world trends, both nationally and internationally. Through its offering of services it strives to, in addition, offer them concrete solutions and opportunities for business and professional growth that succeed in having a positive impact on the economic development of their companies and, as a consequence, of the country.

Chispa Emprendedora

CHISPA EMPRENDEDORA is an organization that is led by a group of young people. The organization Chispa Emprendedora arose out of the necessity of creating social conscience regarding the value added . . . by the entrepreneur, at the individual as well as societal level, transforming dreamers into doers who adopt a culture of entrepreneurism as their life’s work.

DREAM Project

The DREAM Project became a formally recognized U.S. Section 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2002, but the groundwork was laid in 1995 when a group of Dartmouth students came to the Dominican Republic for a seme . . .ster to volunteer in two Cabarete public schools. With the help of local and foreign supporters, DREAM began building classrooms, libraries, computer labs and modern bathrooms in the local schools. Tourists began to bring down books and school supplies and contributed computers and funds to operate our then small programs. The word got out and increasing numbers of student volunteers began coming down for a year at a time. DREAM then moved on to building entire new schools, greatly expanding our reach. In 2006, DREAM Project because a legally constituted Dominican non-profit organization. DREAM has since grown into a major success run by a paid local staff of more than 40 Dominicans, four expatriates and numerous volunteers from all over the globe. Every year, DREAM helps more than 4,500 children receive a better education through its 15 programs in 15 different communities, affecting the lives of over 7,000 community members. DREAM’s programs focus on early childhood education, high quality primary education, holistic youth development, and arts, culture and community enrichment.

Fondo Ecuménico de Prestamos de la República Dominicana

Eclof Dominicana is a microfinance institution that offers assistance to productive entities that need to finance their commercial activities.

Fundación Dominicana de Desarrollo, Inc.

La Fundación Dominicana de Desarrollo, Inc. (FDD) arose as a development initiative of a group of Dominican businesspeople who were looking to break the paternalistic culture of hand-outs that predo . . .minated in the country. Over several decades FDD has promoted the modern concept of Corporate Social Responsibility, emphasizing the relevance of sustainable development, as well as social, economic and community services and projects. In 1982, the Foundation was once again a pioneer with the introduction of micro financing in the Dominican Republic. Today, it continues offering credit services and training to low income women and men in our society, in such a way that they may expand and develop their personal and familiar autonomy, reaching higher levels of human development. It is for this that FDD assumes with passion and professionalism its commitment to “change lives, creating businesses.”

Fundación Misión Internacional de Rescate

Fundacion MIR is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide marginalized people in the Dominican Republic with a variety of educational services which will change their lives. Since 1990, we ha . . .ve served women, youth and children of La Roman and the Eastern region of the country by uniting and working with them to provide financing for social programs. With the assistance of benefactors and individual donors, our programs offer educational opportunities and technical training to the people who need it most in our community.

Fundación para el Avance de las Matemáticas, Inc.

La Fundación para el Avance de las Matemáticas, Inc. (FAMA) has as its main goal to contribute in a significant way to the improvement of mathematical knowhow in the country, through the strengthen . . .ing of mathematics education, applied mathematics, and pure mathematics.

Fundación para el Desarrollo Comunitario, Save the Children Dominicana, Inc.

Save the Children is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. Established in the United King . . .dom in 1919, Save the Children seeks to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. Save the Children began its work in the Dominican Republic in 1972, in the Community of Loma de Cabrera near the Haitian border. In 1976, Fundación para el Desarrollo Comunitario (FUDECO), also known as Save the Children Dominicana, Inc., was established, and today has projects in eight Dominican provinces.