USADF-Citi Foundation Grants for 2021 Pathways to Progress Program

The United States African Development Foundation and Citi Foundation invites applications from African owned social ventures to apply for their latest grant.


  • 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 

What they 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. 

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   

Grant Size: USD 10,000

Deadline: November 17, 2021

Grant Sector:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Development
  • Startups
  • Youth & Children
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