African Development Foundation Grants

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The principal aim of the African Development Foundation (ADF)'s grants is to enable grassroots groups in Africa to generate increased income through productive enterprises that expand the overall economic production capacity and increase the economic security of their families and communities.

ADF provides small grants of US$250,000 or less to private and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Africa to:

  • Finance sustainable poverty alleviating initiatives that are conceived, designed, and implemented by Africans and aimed at enlarging opportunities for community development;
  • Stimulate and expand the participation of Africa's economically poor in the development of their countries; and
  • Build sustainable African institutions that foster grassroots development.

    ADF only provides funding to organisations based in African countries where it works and has offices.

    Presently, ADF works in: Benin, Botswana, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

    ADF provides unsolicited grant support for projects focused on the development of micro- and small enterprises, export trade and investment activities of small and medium-scale enterprises, and participatory community development projects.

    ADF may from time to time issue a Request for Applications (RFAs) for other activities.

    This grant has rolling deadline. For more information, please contact: African Development Foundation, 1400 I Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005-2248, USA. Tel.: +1 202 673 3916. Fax: +1 202 673 3810. E-mail: info[at] For more information see; African Development Foundation Grants More; Funding opportunities in Africa » Groups Funding » Development Grants
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