The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund is pleased to announce the first ‘Call for Project Proposals’ under the theme ‘Ethiopian Diaspora – Partnership to Improve Social and Economic Wellbeing of Ethiopians in Need’. A total of 4,000,000 USD generously donated by more than 24,100 Ethiopians from 77 countries who responded to the national call of ‘1 dollar a day for a better Ethiopia’ will be invested under this call to finance projects that will alleviate critical problems of Ethiopians in need.

Legally registered nongovernmental organizations, civil society organisations, private sector companies and government institutions that fulfil the basic eligibility criteria set by EDTF can submit projects proposals until 16 September 2019 17:00hrs East African Time.

Projects submitted to EDTF will be reviewed by a panel of experts in accordance with the EDTF project selection criteria and scoring system. Projects recommended for funding by the review panel will be presented for the final approval of the EDTF Board of Directors. Indicative time table of the call for project proposals as well as detailed information on how to apply for EDTF grant and all application documents and templates can be found below. Applicants can get further clarification on the call and the application process via e-mail [email protected] or by phone +251 (0)996 86 46 46

The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust fund invites legally registered nongovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, private sector companies, and government institutions from all corners of Ethiopia to submit their projects and to partner with EDTF for a better Ethiopia.

How to Apply for EDTF Grant

Proposal Submission Deadline
16 September 2019



25 July 2019: Launching EDTF call for project proposals and information session

09 September 2019 (17:00 East African Time): Deadline for requesting clarification on the application process and formats

16 September 2019 (17:00 East African Time): Deadline for submitting project proposals

17 September – 05 November 2019: Review of project proposals

15 November 2019: Presentation of selected projects for EDTF Board of Directors’ approval

18 November 2019: Announcement of projects selected for EDTF grant

25 November 2019: Signing project implementation contracts with grantees

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