The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) is a small but effective tool in the U.S. Government’s Foreign Assistance toolkit.

Working directly with African communities, the Agency effectively works with the most vulnerable in communities – having successfully created development models for communities in fragile and post-conflict countries, ethnic and religious minorities, youth, the disabled, and nomadic populations. USADF awards small grants (up to $250,000) for technical assistance and capacity building to grassroots organizations, cooperatives and community enterprises that strengthen local institutions and achieve lasting impact. The grants help organizations create tangible benefits such as increasing or sustaining the number of jobs in a community, improving income levels, and addressing social development needs.

Tanzania Country Overview: Current program established in 1986. Focus is on export-oriented enterprise development, with an emphasis on agriculture and agro-processing activities. USADF currently manages a portfolio of 11 projects.


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Contact USADF Country Program Coordinator:

Gilliard Nkini
Gamshard Circle Street (off Garden Road),
Mikocheni B
PO Box 105644
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255 786 431 384
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