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Funding Strategy

The Foundation is largely an implementing organisation rather than a grant-funding agency. Grants are normally given to local organisations interested in testing new solutions, in learning from experience and in being agents of lasting change. These organisations must share the Foundation's and AKDN's goals in the fields of health, education, rural development and strengthening of civil society. If no established group exists, the Foundation occasionally creates new organisations to tackle particularly important problems.

With few exceptions, the Foundation funds programmes in countries where it has offices and local professional staff to monitor implementation (South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East).

Except for buildings that it owns, the Foundation does not fund construction. It cannot make grants to individuals in response to personal needs. Travel and study awards are made only to Foundation-sponsored project staff directly involved in programme implementation and the sharing of lessons learned through such activities.

Application Procedures

There are no formal application procedures. Before developing full proposals, enquiries should be made to the Foundation office in the country where the proposal originates or where the project would be executed. Please note that a precondition for funding is the existence of an office, in the same country, which can evaluate and monitor projects we fund.

The Foundation will only respond to serious requests that correspond to the concerns expressed in the AKDN website and propose activities that further the Foundation's understanding of development issues, problems and effective solutions. Unrelated solicitations will not be entertained.

Addresses of Aga Khan Foundation Country Offices

Aga Khan Foundation (Afghanistan)
House N° 43, Street N° 13, Main Road
Wazir Akbar Khan
P.O. Box 5753

Aga Khan Foundation (Bangladesh)
28 Park Road, Baridhara
Dhaka 1212

Aga Khan Foundation (Canada)
The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
199 Sussex Drive
Ottawa K1N 1K6

Aga Khan Foundation (Egypt)
69 Darb Shoughlan
Al-Darb Al-Ahmar
Entrance through Al-Azhar Park (main gate)
Cairo 11621

Aga Khan Foundation (India)
Sarojini House, 2nd floor
6, Bhagwan Dass Road
New Delhi 110001

Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa)
(East Africa Regional Office)
3rd Floor
The Courtyard
General Mathenge Drive
P.O. Box 40898, 00100

Aga Khan Foundation (Kyrgyz Republic)
7, Michurina Street
714000 Osh
Kyrgyz Republic

Aga Khan Foundation (Madagascar)
70, Rue Joel Rakotomalala
Antananarivo 101
Malagasy Republic

Aga Khan Foundation (Mozambique)
Edificio Sua Alteza Aga Khan
Av. Albert Luthuli 739
P.O. Box 746

Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan)
House N° 1, Street N° 61,
Sector F-6/3

Aga Khan Foundation (Portugal)
Ismaili Centre
1, Avenida Lusiada
1600-001 Lisbon

Aga Khan Foundation (Russia)
Kholodilny Pereulok, 3, Office 314
113191 Moscow

Aga Khan Foundation (Syria)
Abou Rumaneh, Rawda Square
Abdul Kader Al Jazairi Street
Building No. 15

Aga Khan Foundation (Tajikistan)
Rudaki 137
Building “Tajikmatlubot”, 4th floor
Dushanbe 734003

Aga Khan Foundation (Tanzania)
P.O. Box 125
Plot 37, Haile Selaissie Road
Oyster Bay
Dar es Salaam

Aga Khan Foundation (Uganda)
2nd Floor, Diamond Trust Building
Plot 17/19
Kampala Road

Aga Khan Foundation (United Kingdom)
210 Euston Road
London NW1 2DA
United Kingdom

Aga Khan Foundation (USA)
1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 901
Washington, D.C. 20006
United States of America

Aga Khan Foundation (West Africa)
Immeuble Niangado, 5e étage
Boulevard du 22 Octobre 1946, sis Quartier du Fleuve
Adjacent au CICB (Centre International de Conférences de Bamako)
Bamako, MALI


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