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Q. I am raising money for a cause. Am I eligible for a grant?  A. The foundation makes grants to organizations directly rather than through individual fundraising activities; therefore, we are unable to fund your effort.

Q. How can I apply for a scholarship supported by the AIAD?  A. The foundation funds several scholarships, each with a different area of focus. To determine which scholarship program might be right for you, please email Please note that we do not grant to individuals THAT  study outside of African scholarship programs.

Q. I am an individual seeking financial assistance. Am I eligible for a grant?  A. In keeping with our charter, we do not provide funding to individuals.

Q. I am interested in a grant from the Education initiative. How can I apply?  A. The Education team works directly with schools, states,provinces and cities aross the African continent in an effort to transform large, existing schools and to create new models. While we appreciate your interest in our initiatives, we do not accept grant requests or unsolicited proposals for our Education initiative.

Or you can reach us at our mailing address:

American Institute for African Development (AIAD)
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New York, NY 10022
Telephone:1- 347-627-0250

Grant Seekers

 The foundation awards the majority of its grants to U.S. 501 (c)(3) organizations and other tax-exempt organizations in Africa identified by our staff. We do not award grants to individuals. In deciding how to invest our resources most responsibly, we look for projects that: Help reduce inequities in neglected areas; produce measurable results, catalyze increased momentum, scale, and sustainability of change; collaborate with government, philanthropic, private-sector, and not-for-profit partners; favor preventative approaches; leverage support from other sources; advance our current strategies, accelerating the work we are already supporting.


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