2021 USADF-Citi Foundation Grants for Pathways to Progress Program

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.

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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 the 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
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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.

Scholarship Requirements

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

  • All non-governmental sectors
  • The 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 the 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

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.

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