The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) Grants (Maximum award US $250,000.)

Deadline: June 30, 2024 | The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) Grants (Maximum award US $250,000.)

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) invites proposals from African cooperatives,
producer groups, and enterprises for grant financing and local support for innovative solutions that
extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and
achieve sustainable market-based growth.
Proposals will only be accepted from registered agricultural cooperatives, producer
groups, and agricultural processors that work directly in the rice, cassava, and
aquaculture value chains.

USADF is accepting applications in the following countries:

BurundiCote d’IvoireDRCLiberiaMauritaniaNigeriaSenegalTanzaniaUganda, and Zambia

Click your country (above) to access the full request for applications including eligible value chains.

Innovative approaches to
agricultural and economic development will also be considered. This includes, but is
not limited to digitization, information technology, agricultural solutions using
renewable energy.
Maximum award US $250,000.

Eligibility for The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) Grants

  • The organization must demonstrate that it has successfully worked together for a
    minimum of 2 years, have a minimum of 200 active members or suppliers, and has
    the capability to effectively use grants funds.
  • The ownership and management must be in agreement on the problem to be
    addressed and have a commitment to benefit their community.
  • The organization must have basic functional management and financial controls for
    a minimum of 2 years to demonstrate capability to account for USADF funds.
  • Organizations must be African-owned and led.
  • Applicant must not be an employee of government, or employee of an entity
    majority owned by government.
    Successful Proposals Must
  • Have a clearly defined market opportunity to grow revenues that can increase
  • Have a clearly defined plan of how they can increase revenues and incomes in 2- 4
  • Be able to make significant cash or in-kind contributions to the project.
  • Be able to directly impact hundreds of people and community members.
  • Be able to identify a path for growth after the USADF grant ends.
  • Special consideration will be given to applications that incorporate innovative
    strategies to make use of new approaches and technologies, including
    complementary finance and information technology.
  • Special consideration will also be given to women owned organizations and
    applications that promote youth.


For more details about The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) Grants (Maximum award US $250,000.) visit USADF Official website

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