rican Development Foundation

A United States Government Agency

USADF

provides direct economic development grants to marginalized groups in conflict and post-conflict areas in sub-Saharan Africa.       READ MORE >>

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       Development Results in Africa
Number of
Grants
Total Grant
Value
New Economic
Growth
People
Impacted
Sustainability
Factor
354 $58M $158M 1,500,000 79%

(Active Grants per 12/3/13 Portfolio Performance Review)     
                     See Country Pages for Grant Details 

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Winners Chosen for USADF & GE Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge!
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USADF's 2013 Project Story Map: A Year in Review click here

USADF Data Now Available on Foreign Assistance Dashboard
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Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge:  USADF and GE Africa launch competition to reach underserved communities.
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USADF Makes a Three Year Commitment to African Entrepreneur
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USADF and GE Announce $2 Million Challenge in Support of Off-Grid Energy to Power Africa
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Foreign Assistance That Works

The United States African Development Foundation is an independent Federal agency established to support African-designed and African-driven solutions that address grassroots economic and social problems in conflict and post-conflict communities. 

USADF provides grants of up to $250,000 directly to marginalized community groups and enterprises in Africa. These grants help organizations create and sustain jobs, improve income levels, and address social development needs. 

$13 Million of New Development Grants in 2013

See who we work with, where grants are located, and what types of development activities are supported.

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Special Initiatives

In addition to country programs, USADF proudly participates in and supports key Presidential and US Government Initiatives:

(1) Power AfricA
(2) Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)
(3) Feed the Future

$58 Million of Development Grants in Africa

          

                    (click on Country to explore USADF Grants)

Priorities

USADF's seven key principles help ensure USADF stays true to its mission.

(1) Focus on marginalized communities.
(2) Invest in African ideas through participatory development.
(3) Ensure long term SOCIAL and ECONOMIC results.
(4) Promote African led and managed programs.
(5) Achieve OPenness and transparency.
(6) Develop EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, RESULTS DRIVEN STAFF.
(7) Model high effectiveness and low overhead.

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