About us

The Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program (AFGP) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA). This five-year program began in October 2017 and will continue until September 2022.


AFGP Objectives

The purpose of the AFGP is to award grants in order to improve the economic and social conditions of the people of Pakistan. The AFGP will support high-impact activities focused on priority areas identified by the United States Ambassador to Pakistan. Read More…..


AFGP Priority Areas

The AFGP will support grant projects that advance the following priorities of the U.S. Ambassador in Pakistan. These priorities may change during the implementation of the AFGP, contingent upon the priorities set forth by each new U.S. Ambassador. As of January 2018, the five AFGP priority areas are:

  • Promoting Culture and the Arts: To preserve key components of Pakistan’s rich heritage while creating income for host communities.
  • Improving Disaster Preparedness: To support community-based projects that prepare communities to respond to natural disasters, improve their resilience and enhance their ability to compliment government disaster relief efforts.
  • Developing Small-Scale Energy Solutions: To improve access of remote and underserved areas to alternative and renewable energy solutions.
  • Encouraging Social Entrepreneurship: To provide support to or formation of social enterprises to address economic or social problems through innovative, sustainable, and scalable business opportunities.
  • Empowering Vulnerable Populations: To empower vulnerable populations, such as persons with disabilities, widows, orphans, the elderly, religious and ethnic minorities, victims of violence, street children, displaced persons, and other vulnerable groups.

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About TDEA and USAID

The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization, based in Islamabad, Pakistan. TDEA is managing the five-year AFGP under a contract from USAID. Read More…..


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential. Read More…..