Donor: U.S. Mission to Mali
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: AF-BAMAKO-0723-POLECON-ARDF
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 28.08.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 50.000$
Total available budget: 400.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 250.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The U.S. Embassy Bamako announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out projects through the African Regional Democracy Fund. The program aims to support Malian civil society organizations – especially those representing youth, women, internally displaced persons, and other historically underserved groups –build support for policies and approaches that protect human rights, reduce corruption, bolster civic participation, and ensure fundamental freedoms.

  • Objective 1: Build and strengthen civil society capacity – particularly those representing underrepresented voices – in Mali’s five northern regions (Kidal, Taoudenni, Gao, Timbuktu, and Menaka) to advocate for democratic principles and practices, including freedom of movement and expression without harassment, during and following Mali’s transition period.
  • Objective 2: Bolster transparency and accountability of Mali’s electoral processes and institutional reforms through increased communication and collaboration between civil society stakeholders and transition authorities.

2) Eligibility

Eligible are Registered not-for-profit organizations, including civil society/non-governmental organizations; Established, registered grassroots community-based organizations and faith-based organization.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Mali: Kidal, Taoudenni, Gao, Timbouctou, and Menaka.

4) Budget

Awards may range from a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum of $250,000.

5) Application

Application must be submitted by 28 August 2023.

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