Donor: Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND)
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Saudi Arabia
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Covid-19
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND) is a regional organization based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. AGFUND was established in 1980. The objectives are:

  • (1) to contribute to the reduction of misery and the eradication of poverty focusing on the support of vulnerable and disabled groups;
  • (2) to enrich the knowledge and enhance the skills of needy social segments and help them to meet requirements of the labor market and increasing their access to decent work opportunities;
  • (3) to encourage innovation and modernization through the implementation of its programs;
  • and (4) to have concerns related to vulnerable groups that were evacuated from their homes due to living circumstances similar to catastrophic natural conditions or war and security situation.

The focus areas are: financial inclusion, Early Childhood Development, women’s empowerment, civil society development and open education for youth.

2) Eligibility

Non-profit organisations that share the same thematic interest and core values with AGFUND are eligible to seek for financial support. The project implementing agency must be accredited by AGFUND. To apply for accreditation as a partner organization entitled to submit its development projects to be funded by AGFUND, the organization shall submit a letter and a copy of its statute.

3) Location

They are working worldwide (currently funding 133 developing countries).

4) Budget

The cost of the proposed project must be reasonable and commensurate with similar projects in terms of nature and size. The funding required of AGFUND shall be exclusively dedicated to items and elements of the project and its main components. Ongoing or operational expenses such as salaries and maintenance are not covered. Breakdown of all the items to be funded needs to be included, as well as available funding and the funding required. When differentiating between projects proposed for funding, priority is given to projects in which the amount of contribution by the executing agency is big or there is contribution by other financiers.

5) Application

The deadline for receipt of NGOs Development Project Funding Request Forms and announcement of approved projects is: (1) Mid-April for the meeting of the Board of Directors in June and the announcement of the approved projects in mid-July; (2) Mid-October for the meeting of the Board of Directors in December and the announcement of approved projects in mid-January.

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