The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

Addax and Oryx Foundation

AddaxOryxGrants for grassroots projects in education, health, community development, and environment in Africa and the Middle East

Principal Office: Switzerland


The Addax and Oryx Foundation makes grants for projects in education, health, community development, and environment in Africa and the Middle East.

The Foundation aims to create immediate and tangible results, build skills, and empower local populations.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Projects in grassroots development. The Foundation makes grants that contribute to sustainable improvements in the living conditions of underprivileged populations in Africa and the Middle East.

Thematic areas are education, health, community development, and environment. Projects to date include examples in renewable energy, small-scale agriculture and livestock, clean water, and conservation (among a wide range of community-based projects).

Grants are to nonprofit organizations locally and internationally whose missions and experience meet the Foundation’s thematic interests and selection criteria.

About the program

APPLICATION: Grant seekers fill out an online request form (English or French) to introduce their organization and their proposed project. Requests can be submitted any time.

The information to be submitted at the first stage includes statements about the project beneficiaries, a project action plan, and an itemized budget.

If the Foundation is interested, it contacts the requesting organization to obtain more details about the proposal.

About how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Within the geographical structure of the Terra Viva Grants Directory, the Foundation’s geographical scope corresponds to the two regions identified below.

Middle East and North Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa


The Foundation’s website is available in English and French.

The origins of the foundation can be traced to the Addax and Oryx Group, with businesses in international exploration and production of oil and gas.

The Foundation identifies supported projects by theme and country.

Contact provides information for the Foundation’s office in Geneva.

Last Profile Review

 December 2015