Donor: U.S. Embassy Kinshasa
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 31.08.2021

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 3.000$
Total available budget: 75.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 9.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Democratic Republic of the Congo


1) Objective 

The Ambassador’s Self-Help Fund (SSHF) provides small grants to registered self-help groups, community based organisations, certain educational institutions and medical facilities. The objective is to aid groups in the development of projects that improve the living conditions in their communities. SGP program activities can fall within one or more of the following categories:

  • (1) Education, focusing on increasing access to education and the improvement of the learning environment in reputable Congolese schools;
  • (2) Health, requests which focus on the improvement of medical centers, community health and sanitation, and construction of latrines;
  • (3) Development, for example community water projects that bring clean, safe drinking water to a large number of people;
  • and (4) Vocational training and income-generating activities that provide a benefit to the community. There is a particular emphasis on including vulnerable or at-risk populations among the intended beneficiaries, including people living with disabilities, orphaned and vulnerable children, and minority groups. Projects must be self- sufficient, sustainable, and have a clear objective that is achievable in one year or less.

2) Eligibility 

Eligibility is limited to non-governmental organizations based within the DRC. Applicants must have a demonstrated expertise in their program field. Expertise and established relationships with international NGOs, other international donors, and/or local organizatio ns will be considered favorably.

3) Location 

Actions must take place in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

4) Budget 

The average amount awarded to an organisation is between $3,000 and $9,000. They plan to fund 15 projects.

5) Application 

Applications are due no later than August 31 , 2021.

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