Donor: U.S. Mission to Zimbabwe
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United States
Reference number: AF-HAR-FY23-06
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 31.01.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 10.000$
Total available budget: 50.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 25.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Arts & Culture
  • Capacity Building
  • Economic Development

Project Locations

  1. Africa



1) Objective

The Public Diplomacy (PD) section of the U.S. Embassy Zimbabwe under the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for programs for creative entrepreneurs to realize their full economic potential and build connections with their U.S. counterparts. The PD section invites proposals from non-profit organizations, civil society organizations, and U.S. government alumni to design and implement a creative entrepreneurship program that increases the use of digital technology, improves business acumen, and celebrates cultural heritage, identity and diversity. The program should expand opportunities to develop institutional capacity, promote financial sustainability of creative and cultural organizations; and build networks of independent creative and cultural organizations to make the sector more profitable for its diverse members.

A compulsory component of all program proposals is to build ties and relationships between the United States and Zimbabwe. Proposals and must have a strong, central, American element, or connection with American expert(s), organization(s), or institution(s) (separate from involvement with the U.S. Mission or its American Corners). The partnerships should be mutually beneficial and reinforcing. Opportunities for engagement and partnerships can be virtual or physical. The PD section will support new or existing initiatives. Confirmed partners are not compulsory at the application stage; however, applicants must describe how the U.S. component will enhance the program. Indications of targeted artists and partners are sufficient for shortlisting.

2) Eligibility

The following organizations are eligible to apply: Zimbabwean or U.S. media organizations, civil society, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations. For-profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Zimbabwe.

4) Budget

Minimum award amount is $10,000 and maximum award amount is $25,000. The total available funding is $50,000.

5) Application

The application deadline is 31 January 2023.

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