The United States African Development Foundation (ADF) is an independent Federal agency established to support African‐designed and African‐driven solutions that address grassroots economic and social problems. USADF provides grants directly to underserved and marginalized community groups and enterprises. The grants help organizations create tangible benefits such as increasing or sustaining the number of jobs in a community, improving income levels, and addressing social development needs.
USADF is seeking to pair with the Ambassadors’ Special Self Help program (SSH) to reach their common goal of providing small grants for community driven development projects. Like the SSH programs, USADF’s mandate directs USADF to support projects which community groups undertake to foster their own development. Additionally, USADF’s mission includes the responsibility to ensure that funded projects focus on providing maximum benefit to poor and marginalized populations that include communities with incomes below the national per capita income level who may be in underserved geographic locations, have gender based needs, are persons with disabilities, and / or have youth oriented needs.
The organization must consist solely of indigenous Africans and/or its members are nationals of the host country.
Actions must take place in Chad.
The grant size is up to $20,000 (preferably $5,000 ‐ $10,000). The duration of the project is 12 months.
There are no date limits for receiving requests; they are received continuously. Interested applicants can submit a proposal covering the following information: project description, budget, community contribution, sustainability and number of beneficiaries.