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



17 September – 18 December 2019: Review of project proposals

23 December 2019: Announcing list of shortlisted projects

24 December 2019 – 13 January 2020: In-dept institutional capacity assessment of shortlisted applicants and budget review

17 January 2020: Presentation of selected projects for EDTF Board of Directors’ approval

22 January 2020: Announcement of projects selected for EDTF grant

30 January 2020:  Signing project implementation contracts with grantees 30 January 2020


Under the call for project proposals, Terms of Reference for Project Review Team


22 NOVEMBER 2019

Important update on the EDTF Call for Project Proposals

25 JULY 2019

EDTF announces the launch of the first round of ‘Call for Project Proposals’.