What Does USADF Do?
The United States African Development Foundation provides grants of up to $250,000 in grants to community groups and small enterprises that benefit under served and marginalized groups in Africa. Marginalized groups are people that have significant needs that are not being currently addressed by existing governments programs, NGOs, or other international development efforts. USADF measures grant success in terms of jobs, increased incomes levels, and improved social conditions. In Fiscal Year 2010 USADF funded over $17 million for 200 projects in 20 countries. An additional $4.8 million was used to fund African directed partner organizations that provide design and implementation support for USADF grantees.
Types of USADF Economic Development Grants
USADF’s unique mission and structure makes it possible to carry out development in isolated and highly marginalized regions in Africa. The new USADF grant program in the Lake Turkana region of Kenya is an example of USADF's program focus. View the brief video clip below to learn more about the work of USADF.