Fund for Reconciliation and Development
The Fund for Reconciliation and Development is a catalyst for healing US relations with countries that have been considered enemies and dealing with the consequences of war.
We were founded in 1985 to end US embargoes and to restore diplomatic, economic, and cultural relations with Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. We have the same goals today with Cuba, starting with regaining the full right to travel for all Americans.
Our primary focus is to seek the best ways to develop mutual understanding and trust such as travel and educational and cultural exchange, as well as assistance from non-governmental organizations, foundations and business. We engage on all sides of conflicts with policy makers and influencers as well as with the media, using direct experience on the ground to advocate for context shaping political change.
FFRD serves as the fiscal sponsor of the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee to foster an accurate understanding of the US war in Indochina and of the movement that helped to end it.