Creating Pathways to Prosperity For Underserved Communities in Africa.
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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.
$13 M of New Community Enterprise Grants in FY 2013
See who we work with, where grants are located, and what types of development activities are supported.
$48 M in Community Enterprise Grants Currently Active in Africa
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USADF's seven key principles help ensure USADF stays true to its mission.
(1) Focus on UNDERSERVED communities.
(2) Invest in African ideas through participatory development.
(3) Ensure long term SOCIAL and ECONOMIC results.
(4) Promote African led and managed programs.
(5) Achieve OPenness and transparency.
(6) Develop .
(7) Model high effectiveness and low overhead.
In addition to country programs, USADF proudly participates in and supports key Presidential and US Government Initiatives: