|Donor:||U.S. Embassy Kenya|
|Application procedure:||Full Proposal|
|Donor base:||United States|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||1.000$|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||10.000$|
|Funding ratio:||up to 75%|
- Agriculture & Rural Development
- Economic Development
- Environment & Natural Resources
- Food Security
- Social Inclusion
- Water & Sanitation
- Women & Gender
The Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund provides small grants to registered self-help groups, youth groups, community based organizations, and specific types of educational institutions and medical facilities. The objective is to assist groups in the development of projects that improve living conditions in their communities. This Fund will not support the start of a project or activity, but may fund the expansion of an existing project.
Projects supported by this fund are expected to be completed and serving the community within one year. Only projects that have strong community involvement, significant community benefit, and produce ongoing, self-sustaining activities are eligible for funding. Projects shall focus on disability, water and sanitation, income generation, health or protection of environment.
The Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund (SSHF) provides small grants to registered self help groups, youth groups, community based organizations, and specific types of educational institutions and medical facilities. Only projects that have strong community involvement and significant community benefit, and produce ongoing, self-sustaining activities are eligible for funding.
Actions must take place in Kenya.
The Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund entertains proposals in the range of $1,000 to $10,000, however the average grant awarded is $3,000 to $7,000. Requests within this range generally receive priority. Projects supported by this fund are expected to be completed and serving the community within one year. The group and benefiting community must contribute 25% or more toward the total cost of the project.
The Ambassador’s SSHF Office, located at US Embassy Nairobi, accepts applications on a rolling-basis. A completed application must be received in their office by the end of the calendar year (December 31), in order to be considered. Grants are usually awarded between September and December of the following year. Only proposals submitted on the official application form will be considered. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive application materials.