Development Foundation


The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is an independent U.S. Government agency established by Congress to support and invest in African owned and led enterprises which improve lives and livelihoods in poor and vulnerable communities in Africa.

Our foreign assistance in Africa is an investment in local economic development for peace and security today and prosperous U.S. trading partners tomorrow.

The U.S. African Development Foundation invests directly, providing seed capital and local technical support to early stage agriculture, energy and youth-led enterprises, and last year generated $80 million in new local economic activities in poor and vulnerable communities in Africa. With 20 U.S. African Development Foundation country programs, local African staff and partners provide oversight and technical expertise, growing and expanding community enterprises which ensures security, stability and prosperity in conflict and post-conflict areas.

Please download a copy of our fact sheet here.