Who We Are
Roots of Development is a nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for a more sustainable approach to development around the world.
We believe in a world in which the very communities living in poverty are the ones leading the fight against it; a world in which impoverished communities decide their own future and manage their own development.
Board of Directors
Vice President and Policy Counsel
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Personalized Medicine Coalition
Chief Operating Officer
Ivory and Bone Interiors
Former Attorney General of D.C. and Partner at Hogan Lovells
International Development Expert
The World Bank (retired)
Director, Global Regulatory Policy
Software Engineer & Entrepreneur
QuickNode; Bluejay Labs LLC
Roots of Development is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2007.
Transparency & Accountability
Our financials are independently audited by DunlapSLK PC and published each year, while our volunteer Board of Directors sets and exceeds the highest standards in governance. You can count on the highest standards when it comes to use and stewardship of your donations.
Reviewed & Accredited
When you donate to us you are placing your trust in an organization that is evaluated annually by numerous charitable reporting agencies. Roots of Development has earned GlobalGiving’s Top-Ranked Organization (2021 and 2022), GlobalGiving’s Efficient Organization (2021 and 2022), Candid/GuideStar’s Platinum Transparency Seal (2022) and Gold Transparency Seal (2019, 2020 and 2021).