The Daniele Agostino Derossi Foundation is a private foundation established in 1991 to support initiatives where small amounts of money will make a real difference. DADF’s mission focuses on helping the poorest in already poor countries, and the most vulnerable among them: women and children.


School in Cambodia (Photo courtesy of World Assistance for Cambodia)


We support indigenous people in Guatemala and Mexico with projects designed to satisfy their basic needs in the areas of health, nutrition, education, and income generation. The Foundation also supports a few projects in other countries in conjunction with partner organizations that have been involved with us for a long time.


Ixil women’s cooperative in San Juan Cotzal, Guatemala (Photo courtesy of CINTEC)


A new life (Photo courtesy of Mujeres Aliadas)

DADF strives  to help small grassroots groups and projects started by the good will and ingenuity of a single individual and often-times managed by women.

We prefer to fund projects that benefit a group, a cooperative, or a community rather than single individuals.