“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.

Over the past 17 years, we have seen firsthand the power of women and their collective ability to effect change at all levels, and we remain committed to mobilizing strategic resources to support the activism of African women and girls to build a vibrant and vigorous African feminist movement. While we celebrate the achievements of African women elevated at the highest levels of leadership including as Presidents and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, we are keenly aware of what remains to be done. We recognize the importance of continuously amplifying our voices and gathering the relevant resources to sustain and expand our efforts. AWDF USA is cognizant of the opportunities we can leverage in the Diaspora and the gaps that remain to be addressed. To this end, we will cultivate and nurture new relationships while deepening existing partnerships that have been forged over the years. Furthermore, we will optimize opportunities to increase our visibility, enhance our presence and ultimately mobilize effective resources to uplift the voice, power and soul of African women and girls