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Grants Awarded | Regional

African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF)
Accra, Ghana

AWDF was established in 2000 as the first pan-African fund to support the work of African women’s organizations. Its mission is to mobilize financial, human and material resources to support local, national and regional initiatives led by African women for the pursuit of social justice, equality and respect for women’s human rights. In its first eight years, AWDF has awarded grants to more than 800 women’s organizations in 41 African countries. AWDF complements its grantmaking with technical assistance to strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of African women’s organizations.

2010$110,0003 years
This three year grant enables AWDF to strengthen its ability to deliver quality programs and services to its grantee partners and to develop the necessary internal structures and systems and processes to carry out its work.
2009$2,0456 months
This grant enables a staff member of AWDF’S grantee, ROFAF, to attend a convening in Mbour, Senegal, with the purpose of strengthening and improving the quality and effectiveness of community grantmaking programs.
2008$75,0001 year
This grant enables AWDF to enhance and expand its grantmaking in French-speaking countries, as well as to develop its small grants program to grassroots women’s groups in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. The grant also supports AWDF to provide technical assistance to its
2007$50,0002 years
This grant enables AWDF to increase its grantmaking and institutional capacity. It will support AWDF’s grants program in the areas of women's human rights; economic empowerment; civic participation; peacebuilding; health and reproductive rights; and HIV/AIDS. It will also support AWDF to improve its program management and institutional capacity.
2006$75,0001 year
This grant contributes to AWDF’s goal to raise $15 million over five years in order to expand its grantmaking and achieve financial sustainability. AWDF plans to invest $10 million as a Legacy Fund, whose earnings would meet annual budgetary needs. Another $5 million is planned for the Now or Never Fund, to be spent down in grants over five years.

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