rican Development Foundation

A United States Government Agency


Creating Pathways to Prosperity For Underserved Communities in Africa.


       Development Results in Africa
Number of
Total Grant
New Economic
325 $53.5M $140M 1,400,000 80%

  (Active Grants per FY 2016 CBJ)     
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Stories from the Field

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Congressional Delegation Meets with Ethiopian Winner of Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge
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USADF, GE Africa, USAID Announce expansion of Off-Grid Energy Challenge in 3 new countries, opens July 29
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USADF, GE Africa, USAID Announce $1.1M in awards to 11 enterprises in Round III of Off-Grid Energy Challenge
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USADF $3.0 Million Commitment to Support Rural Enterprises and Youth Development in Nigeria
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USADF to fund $3.0 Million Post-Ebola Food Security Initiative in Liberia
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Foreign Assistance That Works

The United States African Development Foundation is an independent Federal agency established to support African-led development that grows community enterprises by providing seed capital and technical support. 

USADF provides grants of up to $250,000 directly to hard to reach and underserved community enterprises that are ready to do their part.  This empowers those who are least served by existing markets or assistance programs to become a part of Africa's growth story. USADF connects community enterprises with capital and technical support organizations create and sustain jobs, improve income levels, achieve greater food security, and address human development needs.  

$53.5* M Grants Currently Active in Africa


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* Includes Active YALI, Power Africa, and Ambassador Grants

Creating Pathways to Prosperity for Underserved Communities

USADF is dedicated to African-led development. USADF grants provide capital and local technical expertise to grassroots enterprises that empowers the underserved to become part of Africa's growth story.

Special Initiatives

In addition to country programs, USADF proudly participates in and supports key foriegn assistance U.S. Government Initiatives:

(1) Power AfricA
(2) Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)
(3) Feed the Future

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