The United States African Development Fund (USADF) that connects community enterprises in Africa with capital and technical support, accepts applications from the underserved communities (small holder farmers, youth, women and girls, and recovering communities) in conflict affected, post-conflict affected countries and communities left behind.
The USADF supports these organizations/groups with seed capital and seed money.
The USADF operates in the following African Countries- Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
- Eligible applicants are- Agricultural Cooperatives and Small Scale Producer Groups, Community-based organizations (CBOs), African Intermediary Organizations (AIOs), Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that employs not more than 100 workers, has maximum $500,000 annual sales revenue and has a business plan that directly or indirectly impacts communities.
- Applicants must be based in one of the countries where USADF operates.
- Applicants must represent a project that could provide maximum benefit to an underserved and underserved population group.
- Applicants must represent its own development priorities and includes the participation of the poor in setting project objectives.
- Proposed project must represent both the applicant’s and targeted beneficiaries identified needs.
- Proposed outcome of the project must provide real (measurable) benefits to the community. The benefits include- job creation, increased incomes levels, improved market access, and quality of life improvements.
For more information, please visit How to Apply for ADF.