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APPLY: 2021 USADF-Citi Foundation Grants for Pathways to Progress Program

USADF is an independent US Government agency established by the US Congress to support and invest in African-owned and African-led enterprises that improve the lives and livelihoods of people in underserved communities in Africa.

If you have not received a notification from USADF by December 31, 2021, you have not moved to the next stage of consideration. 

Up to US $ 10K in funding is available for social ventures that are: 

  • 100% African-owned and -managed 
  • Impact-driven 
  • Working with underserved and at-risk communities  
  • Revenue-generating   
  • Host: USADF
  • Category: Grant | Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All African Countries 
  • Reward: US $ 10,000 
  • Deadline: November 17, 2021
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Details

What we are looking for: 

  • Viability of the proposed business or social venture. 
  • Proven success, including the applicant’s related experience and ability to execute. 
  • Impact – the potential for impact and a demonstration of how the venture will improve and change underserved and at-risk communities in which the grants are implemented, especially displaced people, child soldiers, young women, youth, and any other locally marginalized groups. 
  • Unmet Need – The degree to which the venture addresses unmet needs of underserved and at-risk communities and / or market demand. 
  • Sustainability – How sustainable is the venture and / or organization? “Donor dependent” organizations will not be selected. 
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Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for this offer, check below:

  • All non-governmental sectors 
  • Venture must be African-owned and -managed, based in, and operating in Kenya, Uganda, or Senegal 
  • One application allowed per business that is no more than US $ 10,000 

Application instructions:

  • For start-up organizations, your submission must document the steps, timeline, and projected date when your registration will be adjudicated 
  • For existing businesses / organizations, your submission must include the following information from your organization:  
    • Financial statements for the last 2 years, including tax clearance certificate from the last year  
    • Registration document  
    • Completed grant application form in English or French  

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Method of Application

Submit all documents in one e-mail by November 17, 2021 to the e-mail address below with the subject  USADF-Citi Foundation GRANT APPLICATION –  Applicant Name . 

The application has two parts. You must complete and submit both parts (the Microsoft Word document and the Excel financial document) for USADF to consider your application.

Deadline: November 17, 2021

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