The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is an independent U.S. Government agency established by Congress to support African-owned enterprises which improve lives 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.
USADF invests directly in community enterprises, providing seed capital and local technical support to early stageagriculture, energy and youth-led enterprises in Africa. Last year, our grant assistance generated $80 million in new local economic activities in poor and vulnerable communities across Africa. With 20 USADF country programs, local African staff and partners provide oversight and technical expertise to grow and expand community enterprises which ensures security, stability and prosperity in conflict and post-conflict areas.