About Us

DominicanaOnline.org is the most complete digital platform about the Dominican Republic; it is the portal with the most relevant and interesting information about Dominican history and culture, the country’s economy, geography, customs and traditions, as well as practical information for Dominican citizens and the international public that visits the country.

This project is constantly worked on by an international and multidisciplinary team with a vision for promoting the image of the Dominican Republic, disseminating knowledge about the country and strengthening the appreciation and respect for its heritage and values.

DominicanaOnline.org is aimed toward students, teachers, tourists, investors, young people, adults, academics, Dominicans living aboard or any curious individuals that want to know and understand the Dominican Republic.

Dominicanaonline.org, was created in 2005. The site is a living project, without limits, that will grow and expand daily. It is an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode). As of today, hundreds of thousands of internet users have visited and continue to visit this portal.

We invite you to explore DominicanaOnline.org to virtually become better acquainted with the Dominican Republic and to purchase ALL THINGS DOMINICAN | Lo Dominicano, a publication printed by GFDD/Funglode, to appreciate, through your own eyes, the Dominican Republic’s beauty, devotion, joy, color, and its great diversity and natural and cultural wealth.  More information here.


History of the Portal

DominicanaOnline.org, which is constantly updated and renovated, has received more than two million visits since its creation in 2005.  Since then, with the support of hundreds of collaborators, new sections, and interesting and relevant information on the Dominican Republic have been added, as well as galleries about Dominican painters, writers, baseball players and other famous people from the country, information on important events, fairs and expositions and interactive and innovative portions of the Portal.  

In 2007 the English version of the portal was launched and a Virtual Library was created. Additionally, the Blog, a space for discussion about current topics, was launched; “Ayuda Total”, which contains useful information for Dominican immigrants in the United States, and the section “Dominicans in the Major League.” were developed.  

In 2008 the audio version for all contents in the portal were included. In the same year, the project “Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment” was launched. This page offers up-to-date and complete information about the environment and natural resources of the Dominican Republic.  

Photo galleries, such as those in “Dominican Republic: New Perspectives,” are permanently updated.  

In 2010 the section “Cultural Heritage of Santo Domingo” is launched with the purpose of showcasing the beauty of the Dominican capital’s colonial city. “Information for Dominicans” is also launched, with a list of contacts of Ministries and National Directorates, and the special section “We can help save lives in Haiti,” following the earthquake on January 12.  

In 2011 DominicanaOnline.org’s social media accounts were created, expanding its reach and creating a more fluid interaction with its followers and collaborators.  

Facebook (Dominicanaonline)
Twitter (@PortalRDonline)
Instagram (@Dominicanaonline)

In 2012 DominicanaOnline.org activates the section “Shop online” which allows users to purchase GFDD/Funglode books and publication, as well as other articles with the foundations logo.  

In 2013, DominicanaOnline.org presents two initiatives that have had much success: the “World Classic of Baseball,” with every current detail on the popular sport, and “Books by Dr. Leonel Fernández,” that includes political writings by the former president of the Dominican Republic.   

2014 was a special year as new interactive sections were introduced on DominicanaOnline.org. For example, “The new Dominican kitchen with Chef Tita”, an innovative way of understanding the Dominican kitchen as a promoter of social and cultural development.  

In 2015 and 2016, DominicanaOnline.org holds various photography competitions to promote the Dominican Republic on social media. Among them: “Discover your Colonial Zone” and “#MiRincon” (My corner) and “#YoSoySostenible” (I am sustainable).  

In 2016 a general update for the entire DominicanaOnline.org portal took place, including a complete revision and the inclusion of new content, as well as a new graphic with a more modern and innovative platform.

Did you knowThe DominicanaOnline.org portal was launched publicly on November 29, 2005.


About GFDD/Funglode

Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) is a private, not-for-profit and non-partisan institution dedicated to promoting the collaboration between foreign and international organizations and the Dominican Republic, with the purpose of carrying out studies and research, raising the level of public understanding and opinion, designing public strategies and policies, offering educational and professional training programs and implementing development and exchange programs in areas critical to the social, economic and democratic development of the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean and all Latin America. 

Get to know all of GFDD’s programs and initiatives:

  • Muestra de Cine Medioambiental Dominicana
  • InteRDom
  • Globo Verde Dominicano
  • EcoHuertos
  • ReCrearte
  • Global Roundtables
  • Fellows Program

GFDD is the sister institution of the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), headquartered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. FUNGLODE was created by Dr. Leonel Fernández in 2000, at the end of his first presidency. GFDD was incorporated under the laws of the United States in 2002 with the goal of increasing and broadening the international presence and visibility of FUNGLODE and more specifically, of reinforcing ties of collaboration and exchange with U.S. institutions.

Both organization were founded by President Fernández as a result of his desire to continue contributing to the social, economic and democratic development of the Dominican Republic and the entire region from an apolitical structure with an innovative calling and international reach.

Discover more about GFDD on:
Twitter: @GFDDorg
Facebook: GlobalFoundation

Discover more about Funglode on:
Twitter: @Funglode
Facebook: Funglode



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