Julia Taft Refugee Fund for Sustainable & Quick Impact Projects

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Relevent Country: Senegal

The U.S. Embassy in Dakar in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) is pleased to welcome proposals for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund from potential partners working to assist refugees in Senegal.

This support is meant to meet low-cost, critical gaps in refugee protection and assistance.

Funding Information
  • Minimum Award Amount: $5,000
  • Maximum Award Amount: $25,000
  • Below are just a few examples of the kinds of activities that can supported by this grant.  Please make sure that there is a strong tie to the local context and that proposed activities build on the competencies/capacity of the proposing organization:
  • Improve the mental health of the refugee community.
  • Build a playground for refugee children.
  • Support sports programs.
  • Provide a shelter for 150 women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).
  • Support livelihood and vocational training program for refugees.
  • Train refugees in running small businesses.
  • Support an income generating project and provide health care to persons with disabilities.
  • Support a women and girls’ empowerment project for urban refugees.
Eligibility Criteria
  • The funds are meant to support sustainable (beyond one year) and quick impact projects that assist refugees or refugee returnees. Projects that include one-time cash or food distributions, for example, will not be considered. Consideration for support is given to projects that benefit both populations of concern (refugees and/or refugee returnees) and their host communities. However, proposals that exclusively benefit non-refugee populations such as Internally Displaced Persons or Migrants will not be considered for support. The fund is not meant as an emergency fund.  Applicants must be a registered organization (e.g.: NGO, community-based organization; faith-based organization). Local NGOs will be given priority.