In early 2008, Mike Sheppard and Will Dickinson registered a non-profit corporation called “Developmentary, Inc.” to bring various projects under a single entity. In early 2010 it was granted 501(c)3 status with IRS. From the beginning, this nonprofit and its associated projects have been completely independent and no aspect has received incubation or funding from any public, private, or governmental institutions.
The work on these sites is the result of thousands of hours and dollars spent by a small number of volunteers and individual donors to create and maintain an online resource that the Peace Corps community, especially in-service volunteers overseas, has adopted and use regularly. What began as a grassroots laptop project has expanded into a vital resource for the Peace Corps Volunteer community.