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Grant Making

At ACT Foundation, we have adopted a responsive approach to grant making. By funding focused-interventions, we work across a broad spectrum of developmental issues clustered within our focus areas (link focus areas tab).

We believe that grant making is a critical tool in engineering social change, and even more we are inspired by the long and short term partnerships we make. Our strength lies in the partnerships we create and sustain through funding for programs and activities that have great potential of altering the downward trajectory of development on the African continent. Our mission to drive sustainable impact across Africa pushes us beyond boundaries; and as such we always strive to do more.

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Capacity Building

We are committed to building capacity in the African development sector. Capacity building is a potent way to strengthen the development sector particularly because it encourages the drive for sustainable impact.

Our foundation offers support that aids our grantees/partners in the delivery of efficient and more efficient outcomes to beneficiaries. Updates on our training schedules will be made available on our website, while applications may be requested. In any case, partner organizations may be accorded priority.

The Grant Application Guidelines

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All initial applications will be made via the online application portal. Unsolicited applications will not be considered (ONLY organizations that meet all the eligibility criteria will be considered for funding).

Only organizations whose applications are approved by management will be contacted to submit full proposals.


Only successful applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal with a detailed budget for the grants.

Applicants will be requested to submit references and due diligence will be conducted on all organizations.

Applicants may be required to submit further information to provide clarity on projects.

Curriculum Vitae of all members of the project team should be attached to proposal.

All conflict of interest should be declared at the application stage.

Projects must indicate a strong Monitoring and Evaluation Plan as well as show a sustainability plan..

All proposals will be reviewed by an independent selection committee.

All applicants will receive final feedback on proposals sent and any enquires at this stage can be made to ACT foundation


Upon final approval of the proposal, organizations will be formally notified and presented with the foundation’s MOU to be signed by the selected organizations before disbursement of funds.

Grant Eligibility Criteria

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Grant Eligibility Criteria

  • Organizations must have been in existence for a least two years
  • Must be legally registered as a Non Profit organization (GTE/LTD)
  • Should have a strong governance structure (Board of Directors, CEO etc)
  • Should have audited accounts.
  • Organization must show track record of work in the area of engagement.
  • Projects/programmes must have a maximum life cycle of 12 months.
  • Organizations should have staff strength of at least 5 Individuals.
  • Be open to independent audit
  • The schedule for trainings will be indicated on our website and applications requested. Partner organizations will be given priority.

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A branch of government or a government entity,

Any entity that has mismanaged other Foundations funds in the past;

Political parties, campaigns groupings, institutions or their subsidiaries and affiliates;

Political parties, campaigns groupings, institutions or their subsidiaries and affiliates;

Organizations that advocate, promote, or espouse inhumane policies, illegal activities or terrorism; and

Any organization that has not signed a grant agreement with the Foundation

The foundation does not generally make grants to for – profit organizations

ACT foundation does not make grants in support of the purchase, construction, or renovation of buildings; however, the foundation may support the purchase of equipment that is essential to the successful outcome of the foundation’s funded projects.

Testimonials Clips

2017 ACT Foundation Grantees Testimonials

2018 ACT Foundation Grantees Testimonial

2018 ACT Foundation Grantees Testimonial