The African Development Foundation (ADF)
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CTA. 1992. The African Development Foundation (ADF) . Spore 41. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The African Development Foundation (ADF)The African Development Foundation (ADF) was founded in l980 by the US Congress and has been working actively since 1984. Its aim is to give economic aid to African institutions, groups or individuals taking...
The African Development Foundation (ADF) was founded in l980 by the US Congress and has been working actively since 1984. Its aim is to give economic aid to African institutions, groups or individuals taking part in community development projects in areas ranging from agriculture and communications to health and education. It also gives grants to academics and African development specialists whose research projects are designed to produce concrete and practical recommendations for local community project leaders. The ADF is particularly anxious that the most deprived African populations, who are the beneficiaries of these ADF subsidized projects, themselves participate at every stage of a project. The ADF is authorized to approve grants and loans to a maximum of $250,000 as well as loan guarantees to any African association, organization or individual based in Africa, whose legal status permits them to carry out community development projects. Those interested in receiving financial help from the Foundation should apply in writing in the first instance. They will then be sent a grant application form. Any application must include the history of the organization, a presentation of the project, its aims, a strategic plan, and a detailed budget showing how the required sum has been arrived at. Requests which fall within the scope of the Foundation's remit will be studied in depth, and an on-site visit will finally determine whether or not a project receives grant aid. Approved projects must fulfil certain criteria: they must be viable, economically sound and sustainable be yond the period of an ADF grant; they must also demonstrate that the participation of deprived groups is written into the plans from the early stages right through to final assessment. The must also show some postential for collaboration wit] other bodies which have similar aims and perspectives. The African Development Foundation 1400 Eye Street Northwest Tenth Floor Washington DC 20005 USA