Aga Khan Foundation
Grants to civil society organizations for projects in agriculture, natural resources, disaster reduction, and other activities in rural development
Principal Office: Switzerland
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) works for long-term solutions to poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health. AKDN’s focus area in rural development includes attention to agriculture, natural resources, and disaster reduction.
The AKDN comprises different networks and agencies around the world, including the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF). The Foundation is most active in South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Support to civil society organizations. AKF provides support to local civil society organizations in countries where the Foundation has a presence.
APPLICATION: Interested civil society organizations should inquire with the Foundation’s office in the country where the proposal originates, or where the project is to be implemented. The AKF does not use standardized application guidelines and forms.
Link to Information for Partners
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The AKF has a presence in the following developing countries, applying the regional framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.
South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan
Eurasia and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Eastern Europe and Russia: Russia
Middle East and North Africa: Egypt, Syria
Sub-Saharan Africa: Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda
Note: The Foundation also has a regional office for East Africa and another for West Africa, in addition to several high-income countries (Canada, Portugal, UK, USA).
The AKDN is chaired by His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
The AKDN provides an email contact form.