“America’s Trusted Partner for African Giving”

  • Phone: +1 848.932.8420
  • Email: board@usawdf.org

Our Mission & Vision


Our Mission

AWDF USA promotes increased public awareness, understanding, financial and other support in the United States for effective development initiatives and organizations led by African women.

Our Vision

AWDF USA provides a vehicle for effective American philanthropy to Africa that builds the capacity of the continent’s women for social change and sustainable development

AWDF-USA Brief History

AWDF-USA provides a vehicle for effective American philanthropy to Africa that builds the capacity of the continent’s women for social change and sustainable development. Our efforts directly support the work of AWDF, a grantmaking foundation that supports women’s organizations working towards the empowerment of African women and the promotion and realization of their rights. In the course of our work over the past 15 years, we have seen firsthand the power of women and their collective ability to effect change at all levels.

As AWDF has amplified the voice of women and girls and mobilized resources to support their activism, vibrant and vigorous movements have emerged. We have seen the profile of African women elevated at the highest levels of leadership as Presidents and their contributions recognized as Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. While we should be proud and celebrate these incredible achievements, we also recognize the importance of continuously raising our voices and mobilizing to gather relevant resources to sustain and expand our efforts. Being the voice and vehicle for AWDF in the US, we are keenly aware of the opportunities we can leverage and the gaps that remain to be addressed. It is expedient that AWDF USA cultivate and nurture new relationships while deepening existing partnerships with the diverse relationships that have been forged over the years. In order to build on this bold foundation, we must maximize opportunities to increase our visibility, enhance our presence and ultimately mobilize effective resources to uplift the voice, power and soul of African women.