The key organizations supporting the BADIR initiative include:


The United States and Jordan have worked in partnership in development since 1957. Today, USAID’s development strategy includes programs in education, water, economic development and energy, democracy, rights and governance, family planning and health, gender equality, and female empowerment. USAID also supports Jordan’s efforts to address increased challenges resulting from the influx of refugees, while building resiliency to support national stability.

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USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program:

The USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program (USAID CIS) aims at cultivating a strong and vibrant civil society in Jordan through supporting a broad range of civic initiatives. USAID CIS is a five-year program (2013-2018) implemented by FHI 360, a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.

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International Youth Foundation (IYF)

The IYF invests in the extraordinary potential of young people. Founded in 1990, IYF builds and maintains a worldwide community of business, governments, and civil society organizations committed to empowering youth to be healthy, productive and engaged citizens. Since the launch of BADIR in 2011, the IYF has been at the helm alongside Starbucks, BADIR’s founding partner, and having seen the unique opportunities that lie in supporting the humanitarian aspirations of youth and helping them enhance their efforts in serving their communities.  For more information, visit:



A program carried out by the IYF, YouthActionNet pursues a bold mission: To strengthen and scale up the impact of youth-led social ventures around the world. Through its local and global fellowship programs, YouthActionNet provides training, funding, advocacy and networking opportunities to social entrepreneurs, ages 18-30, who have pioneered solutions to urgent global challenges. BADIR is a part of this network, which implements similar programs in the Arab region and around the world. Through this network, BADIR Fellows can connect with over 1,500 social innovators from more than 90 countries worldwide. BADIR also includes a number of universities, institutions, companies, government entities, and individuals – all of whom are united in their support of young leaders whose innovations are changing the world one community at a time. For more information, visit: