USADF: Commitments in Action

USADF has committed $53.5 million into 325 grants.  These grants range from core agriculture sustainability and market programs to our work with Youth Entrepreneurship and Power Africa.


USADF expects to generate new economic growth of $140 million across the African continent, impacting nearly 1.5 million Africans with a sustainability factor of over 80%.

 Numbers Matter

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) prides itself on being lean in Washington, and direct in funding to our partners and projects, resulting in low overhead in project execution. Our direct funding approach and disciplined auditing is part of why USADF ranked #2 on 'most effective' foreign assistance agency list sponsored by

In 2015, USADF:

  • Awarded 160 new project grants in 30 countries
  • Invested $15.4 million to build the capacity of local partners and expand economic activity
  • Generated nearly $40 million in new economic activity and support 50,000 jobs
  • Awarded 50 small grants in coordination with the U.S. Ambassador's Self-Help Fund