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We can’t do everything, but we’ll do anything!

What started as a once-a-year, short-term mission trip for teenagers has grown into a vibrant ministry that hosts nearly 1,000 mission trip volunteers, working year round, in dozens of communities throughout the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Kenya.  Each day thousands of lives are touched as a result of the work FFP has done, and is doing. Foundation for Peace focuses on improving minds (through education), bodies (through medical care and clean water) and spirits (through churches). Because these things center on central needs of all people, FFP’s work truly transforms communities, changes lives and restores hope.
We do much of our work through short-term mission teams who come from churches, schools, hospitals and community groups, from all over the country and through in-country FFP staff. Trip participants come from all walks of life, ethnic backgrounds, beliefs, experiences and ages (generally 5 to 75 years old). Our goal today stands as it did in the beginning—to work hand in hand with the people we serve in the Dominican Republic, Kenya and Haiti building relationships, offering hope and creating long-lasting change.

Seven Principles that Define Our Work:

  1. We focus on building relationships that endure and grow by working hand in hand with the local community.
  2. We build and strengthen minds, bodies, spirits and communities by focusing on four essential components needed for healthy communities.
  3. We welcome people of all ages to participate, regardless of age.
  4. We partner with in-country churches and community leaders. Together we prioritize the community’s greatest needs, and develop long-term plans to meet those needs.
  5. We don’t “own” projects, but want communities to sustain projects on their own.
  6. About 98% of the money we raise goes directly to our projects so that your financial support makes an immediate and lasting impact.
  7. We can’t do everything, but we’ll do anything! This flexibility lets us stay focused on a community’s needs.


For more information, read What Makes Foundation for Peace Unique.