Julia Taft Fund for Refugees
The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, under the auspices of the Office of the Regional Refugee Coordinator and the Community Grants Program Office, has announced the availability of a funding opportunity through the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees.
The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees (also known as the Ambassador’s Refugee Fund) is an initiative by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) to respond to critical unmet needs of refugees.
Created in 2000, the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees supports projects that fill gaps in refugee services not already being addressed by other organizations and that can be filled locally.
Successful projects are those that are not being addressed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), other international organizations, or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are already receiving USG funding.
While the Julia Taft Fund is open for applicants to propose any project that could best serve refugees in their region, there is particular interest in proposals that assist unaccompanied minors, separated children, or other vulnerable children.
Note that all proposals are required to have at least 50% of the beneficiaries be refugees.
- The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is limited to registered non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with at least 1-2 years of experience working in Ethiopia.
- Local NGO’s and international NGO’s not receiving US Government’s broader refugee program funding are primarily eligible to apply.
- Note that the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is meant to cover a one-time need and will not support a program for more than one year.
- The 12 month performance period will begin July.Apply by 31st January.
For more information and application details, see; Julia Taft Fund for Refugees