African Development Foundation Grants


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.


It provides grants between $100,000 and $250,000 to Non-governmental Organisations to:

1. Finance sustainable poverty alleviating initiatives that are conceived, designed, and implemented by Africans and aimed at enlarging opportunities for community development.

2. Stimulate and expand the participation of Africa’s economically poor in the development of their countries.

3. Build sustainable African institutions that foster grassroots development.


1. Organisations must be based in any of the following African Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DRC, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

2. Organisations must be focused on developing small and medium enterprises, export trade and investment activities of small and medium enterprises.

3. The foundation will only consider applications from 100% owned African Enterprises, associations or cooperative societies.

4. 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.

For more information and application, visit African Development Foundation

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