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The principal aim of the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) 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.

    African Development Foundation Grants - Eligible Countries!

    ADF only provides funding to organisations based in African countries where it works namely: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DRC, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, 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.

    USADF will only consider proposals from 100% African-owned enterprises, associations or cooperatives operating in the specified country sectors. Applicants must be legally registered in their country, with a with a proven ability to track, manage, and use internal and external resources to achieve growth.

    The majority of USADF’s funding agreements range between $100,000 and $250,000. USADF does not provide funding to government agencies, political parties, or organizations that are not based in Africa.

    For more information and application details, see; African Development Foundation Grants - Apply for a Grant!

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