How to reply for 2021/2022 USADF-Citi Foundation Grants for Social Ventures in Africa

Applications are invited from non-governmental social ventures and businesses owned by Africans for the USADF-Citi Foundation Grants for 2021 Pathways to Progress Program which will provide funding for start-ups and already existing businesses.

The Grant is funded by the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) an independent U.S. government agency established by Congress to invest directly in African grassroots enterprises and social entrepreneurs.

USADF-Citi Foundation Grants 2021 | What to Know

USADF encourages development by utilizing a community-led development approach and a pan-African network of local implementing partners to support African-designed and African-delivered solutions. USADF provides grant capital, capacity building assistance, and convening opportunities to develop, grow and scale African enterprises and entrepreneurs who improve lives and livelihoods. Successful applicants will be given a grant of up to US$10,000.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the USADF-Citi Foundation Grants, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a non-governmental social venture or business owned and managed 100% by Africans.
  • One application allowed per business that is no more than US$10,000.
  • The business must be impact-driven, revenue generating and working with underserved and at-risk communities.
  • Enterprise must be sustainable with proven success, including the applicant’s related experience and ability to execute.

How to Apply 

Interested and eligible applicants for the USADF-Citi Foundation Grants are to submit all required documents in one e-mail on or before the application deadline 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

Download a copy of the grant application Part 1: In English In French

Download a copy of the grant application Part 2: In English In French


  • 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

Application Deadline: November 17, 2021

For more information: Visit the Official Website for Further Details


  • Apply only if you have the desire qualification
  • We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted

Application Deadline  12th November, 2021.


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