Global Foundation for Democracy and Development
Global Foundation for Democracy and Development "is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting collaboration between organizations in the United States and the Dominican Republic with an aim to study, research, enhance public understanding, design public policies, devise strategies, offer capacity building, and foster exchange in the areas crucial for the social, economic and democratic development of the Dominican Republic, Caribbean and Latin America." 
"GFDD is the U.S. sister organization of Fundacion Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), based in the Dominican Republic . FUNGLODE was created by Dr. Leonel Fernandez in the year 2000, at the end of his first presidential mandate. Upon resuming his duties as President of the Dominican Republic in August 2004, Dr. Fernandez became the Honorary President of the institution.GFDD is governed by a Board of Directors. Daily operations are run by its Executive Director, Natasha Despotovic."