In 2015, the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution Foundation® (AAA-ICDR Foundation®) was established by the American Arbitration Association® to fund projects that promote conflict resolution and prevention in communities across the country and around the world.
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with primary funding from the AAA® and its Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators. Its mission aligns with the American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (AAA-ICDR®) which, for nearly a century, has dedicated itself to promoting and improving approaches to alternative dispute resolution.
The AAA-ICDR Foundation would not exist without the generous support of the American Arbitration Association and members of its Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators, which together have provided over $13.5 million in monetary and in-kind contributions.
To support the prevention and resolution of conflicts by expanding access to alternative dispute resolution.
We aim to eliminate barriers to and expand the use of alternative dispute resolution to help marginalized and underserved groups’ access justice.
We emphasize collaborative and community approaches to dispute resolution. Resolution begins at a local level.
We are committed to funding conflict prevention and management for people from diverse national, social, or cultural groups and to inclusive leadership development in the field.
We support research and increasing resources, education, and the use of alternative dispute resolution that is tailored to the conflict.
with a focus on vulnerable and underserved communities and police/social service partnerships
with a focus on civil discourse seeking to mend societal divisions
with a focus on access to justice