Donations & Use of Donated Funds

Will any of the funds be used for administrative purposes?

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.

How will the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund’s (EDTF’s) financials be open to the public?

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.

Are there any other ways I can make a donation?

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: 021000089
Account Number: 006797948241
Address: 725 Post Road, Scarsdale, New York 10583

General Questions

What is the Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund (EDTF)?

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.

What is EthiopiaTrustFund.org?

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.

Where do I follow the latest updates and event announcements on the EDTF?

Click on "News" under the "Updates" menu option on the Home Page.

Is the website secure to make monetary donations?

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.

Will this website be available in other languages besides English?

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.

How do I report any inappropriate or suspicious behavior in regards to the Fund?

Email us the source of the suspicious activity at [email protected]

Becoming a Volunteer

What do I need to do if I am interested to volunteer to support the Ethiopia Diaspora Trust Fund?

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:

Event Planning
PR Marketing & Communications
Policy Planning
Web site Management
Creation of International Organization Registry Database
Stakeholder Engagement
Process Transparency & Oversight
Fundraising & Diversifying Sponsorship
Administrative Tasks

Opening a Chapter

How do I support EDTF and create an official EDTF Chapter in my Group/City/Area?

Please visit the Open a Chapter page.

Will there be opportunities for community engagement with other EDTF chapters?

Yes. The EDTF, in collaboration with the EDTF Advisory Council, will host meetings, town halls, and other relevant events to enhance community engagement.