Guiuan Development Foundation, Inc. (GDFI)

Guiuan Development Foundation, Inc. (GDFI) is a non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental
organization committed to empowering communities and protecting the environment and conserving natural resources. We operate in seven coastal municipalities in Eastern Samar from Guiuan to Lawaan.

GDFI aims to build climate resilient communities with integrated ecosystems conservation, institutionalize governance and management systems for sustainability, and consolidate efforts at promoting gender equality and sustaining conservation programs.

GDFI adheres to (1) Participation and Partnership, (2) Integrity and Transparency, (3) Complementation and Collaboration, and (4) Passion to Development Work and Volunteerism.

Climate Action Platform

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Endorsers that Guiuan Development Foundation, Inc. (GDFI) partner with

United States

Myriad USA

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Myriad USA

Myriad USA provides donors with a simple and efficient platform to support nonprofit initiatives overseas, anywhere across the globe. Myriad USA brings together the expertise and networks of the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS) and Give2Asia, and builds on their shared history, their shared belief that local knowledge counts, and their shared objective of improving the lives of people around the world.

Myriad USA offers several services to U.S. donors and foreign nonprofit organizations, including: Donor advised funds, Legacy funds, Disaster response funds, Corporate Plus Advisory Services, Myriad ART for gifts of artworks, and American friends funds for foreign nonprofits seeking to raise funds in the United States. Myriad USA is also an experienced ‘philanthropy architect’ – we adopt a flexible approach and develop tailor-made solutions when needed.

Myriad USA is a U.S. public charity within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors are eligible for a U.S. income tax deduction for their contributions, to the extent permitted by U.S. tax law.

On-going/Past projects

Marine Ecosystems Research, Education, and Conservation

By Guiuan Development Foundation, Inc. (GDFI)

GDFI aims to build a new 2-storey typhoon-resilient building and rehabilitate other facilities in Bagonbanua. Thereafter, activities on marine conservation and ecosystem-based climate change mitigation and adaptation will be resumed.

Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Education