AUSPF is dynamically involved in entrepreneurial capacity building and sustainable self-help projects through partnerships in urban and rural communities on the African Continent.
AUSPF partners with community based African projects through direct grants and/or support of other sponsoring organizations involved in innovative approaches to capacity building and sustainable entrepreneurial initiatives focused on poverty reduction. Our entrepreneurial support and development programs center on economic capacity building, leadership and life skills development and health, education and social well being.
Our vision is informed by our African Partner organizations’ visions, values and strategic plans for enhancing their capabilities as entrepreneurial agents of change and growth in their communities.
Our African partners ensure the growth and sustainability of your "investment" because they are the entrepreneurial, creative thinkers and innovators, capacity building action initiators, and results oriented poverty reduction activists in their local communities. AUSPF focuses on partnership projects that model best practices and can be easily replicated and sustained.
We work mainly by making small grants and providing mentoring, training and technical assistance that build entrepreneurial knowledge and strengthen micro- enterprise organizations and networks. This is accomplished through improving access for small businesses to receive entrepreneurial mentoring, training and technical assistance, appropriate technology skills, services and equipment, new trading markets and value chain expansion opportunities and other relevant business development services.
We make grants from our Silver Spring, Maryland headquarters.
Unsolicited requests for funding should be made through a letter of inquiry. The letter of inquiry should explain the rationale for wanting to engage in a partnership with the Africa United States Partnership Fund (AUSPF).
The letter should describe the purpose and objectives of the project, the general approach to accomplishing the project, which will be served and/or assisted, the expected results of the project and the projected total cost of the project.
The Letter of Inquiry will allow AUSPF to determine if the purposes and goals of objectives of the proposed partnership will further enhance partnership entrepreneurial projects that model best practices and can be sustained and replicated.
Letters of Inquiry should be submitted to AUSPF at least three months before the start of the proposed grant period.
Submitting your letter of inquiry online:
If you would like to submit your letter of inquiry electronically, please click here to access the online letter of inquiry form.
Mailing your letter of inquiry:
If you are submitting a letter of inquiry or a formal proposal by mail, please mark the envelope Letter of Inquiry and mail to:
Africa United States Partnership Fund (AUSPF)
PO Box 4914.
Silver Spring, MD 20914 USA
U.S. government regulations require AUSPF to collect from each applicant organization an official affidavit of NGO registration from their national government to determine equivalence as a tax-exempt institution under U.S. law. All submitted materials must be in English.
To support your Letter of Inquiry Please complete this form.