Updated Apr 15, 2019CLOSED

Julia Taft Refugee Fund in Djibouti

Offered by U.S. Department of State

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 support 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.

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CLOSEDApr 18, 2019Deadline
Up to $25,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented in:
Focus AreasRefugees (Humanitarian Assistance)

The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is limited to registered non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with at least 1-2 years of experience working in Djibouti. 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 September 2019.

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 involving urban refugees or projects in line with the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) that assist both host communities and refugees.

Other Requirements


Past grant recipients have implemented projects focused on increasing livelihood opportunities; renovating education facilities for the children and adolescent refugees in Djibouti City; developing youth empowerment program; and constructing an IT center to train refugee youth basic computer skills.

Application Directions

NGOs are invited to submit a brief description of their proposed projects via email or through the post. See application materials for post submission information.

E-mail: Djirefugeereporting@state.gov

Application And Awards Process

Organizations who want to submit to this opportunity must be registered and able to provide a DUNS number. It is advisable for organizations to register and obtain their DUNS number early.
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