The Stiller Foundation:
Based on THE belief that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential, actor, writer, director and producer Ben Stiller founded The Stiller Foundation in 2010. The Foundation’s primary mission is to promote the education and well being of children worldwide through initiatives that develop and support high-quality schools.
Haiti/Haitian School Initiative:
Inspired by his first visit to the nation in 2009, Ben began a fundraising campaign, “Stillerstrong”, which raised more than $300,000 to support the Save the Children School in Cévérine, Haiti. When the January 2010 earthquake hit, Ben expanded his commitment to Haiti with a broader effort to rebuild schools for children affected by the catastrophe. He launched the “Haitian School Initiative” in partnership with Architecture for Humanity – a non-profit organization that brings design, construction and development services to communities in need. The Stiller Foundation and Architecture for Humanity are currently rebuilding four badly damaged schools in the Port-Au-Prince area. Other temporary-to-permanent structures have been erected as of the 2010 fall term, allowing hundreds of children to return to a safe learning space.