The US African Development Foundation supports African-led development that grows community enterprises by providing seed capital and technical support. The main purpose of USADF is to foster hope, growth, and goodwill in Africa.
- Enterprise Expansion Grants (EEG) – Provides funding up to $250,000 over five years for established enterprises and organizations with a viable growth and expansion plan.
- Operational Assistance Grants (OAG) – Provides funding up to $100,000 over two years for improving financial, managerial, and technical capacity, and for limited fixed capital or working capital items. This grant positions the organization to more effectively utilize future expansion funding.
USADF operates in 19 African Countries – Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
- USADF provides funding for the following types of groups:
- Agricultural Cooperatives and Small-Scale Producer groups – An organization formed by a group of small-scale farmers, artisans, or producers to achieve some or all of the advantages of large-scale marketing and production.
- Community based Organizations (CBOs) – An organization made up of a group of people who come together to accomplish a common goal or a set of goals tailored to meet the development needs of their community.
- African Intermediary Organizations (AIOs) – An organization that works directly with very low-income people and underserved groups.
- USADF does not provide funding to government agencies, political parties, or organizations that are not based in Africa.
Applicants can download the application form and submit the completed form.
For more information, visit ADF.