Donations & Use of Donated Funds
No. All support services are provided by unpaid volunteers including the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Advisory Council members.
How will the donated funds ultimately be used?
The funds will be used to finance people-focused social and economic development projects. The Fund aims to finance projects that meet critical needs selected based on their potential to make the highest positive impact on groups and communities in Ethiopia in such areas as health, education, water and sanitation facilities, habilitation and rehabilitation of persons with disability, agricultural development, technology, women, youth, financial inclusion, small scale entrepreneurship and other income and employment generating projects. The EDTF will give priority attention to projects focusing on youth, women, small holder farmers, small enterprises and entrepreneurs, who can be agents of inclusive social and economic development.
We will issue periodic audits including an annual audit. There will also be quarterly reports that will be shared with the public on the website.
In addition to our website, you can also donate to the Fund on our GoFundMe page.
You can also send funds via bank transfer. Here are the account details:
Bank Name: CITIBANK, N.A.
SWIFT Code: CITI US 33
Account Title: Friends of EDTF Inc.
Routing Number: 254070116
Account Number: 9250704811
Address: 1218 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington DC. 20036
The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund (EDTF) is a not-for-profit organization working in coordination with the Ethiopian government to directly involve diaspora Ethiopians from all walks of life in improving the lives of the Ethiopian people by raising funds for vital socio-economic projects in Ethiopia. This Fund was created by the official Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Advisory Council appointed by His Excellency, Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed on August 9, 2018.
EthiopiaTrustFund.org is the name of the website (domain) used to provide information about the Ethiopia Diaspora Trust Fund (EDTF) and enable users to make their donations online.
Click on "News" under the "Updates" menu option on the Home Page.
Yes, the website is secure and, protected and does not hold any financial data of donors and contributors. We will only keep your membership information, which includes your name and email.
The Advisory Council will consider translating the website content into additional languages based on the feedback from users of the Ethiopian diaspora community. Our current focus is on providing content in English.
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Becoming a Volunteer
Complete the “Become a Volunteer” form under the “Get Involved” menu options from the https://ethiopiatrustfund.org/ Home Page.
What are the volunteering opportunities?
We are looking for volunteers to help in many areas including: coordination of Country or State donors, promoting the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund and website, recruiting other volunteers and handling correspondence with donors.
We also seek volunteer assistance with the following responsibilities:
PR Marketing & Communications
Web site Management
Creation of International Organization Registry Database
Process Transparency & Oversight
Fundraising & Diversifying Sponsorship
Opening a Chapter
Please visit the Open a Chapter page.