The U.S. Ambassador's Fund and USAID’s Small Grants Program are two grant programs launched by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help Pakistani communities implement their initiatives.

Grants under the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund (for projects of up to one year time duration) support broad- impact community-level initiatives fulfilling Chief of Mission priorities and are maximum $75,000  in size. Grants under the USAID's Small Grants Program (for projects of one to three years’ time duration) support promising proposals and pilot initiatives consistent with USAID’s strategic priorities. These grants may vary from $25,000 to $150,000.

  • First combined Rulebook for South Asian exchanges ready

    USAID Mission Director Gregory Gottleib participated in the closing ceremony of a regional financial integration project funded by Small Grants & Ambassador’s Fund Program in an event held on Monday Dec 23. For details please visit our media room.

  • U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates English Language Lab

    May 22, 2013, U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson joined staff of the SOS Children’s Village of Islamabad to inaugurate a new English language laboratory at SOS Children’s village Islamabad.Established with a grant under the US Ambassador’s Fund Program, the new lab will enable the children living at the SOS Children’s Village to improve their English language skills. To furnish the lab, the US government provided 22 computers, furniture, a printer, and special English language software.

  • U.S. Consul General inaugurates Sohail bin Sadiq School in Gujranwala District

    April 10, 2013 —U.S. Consul General Nina M. Fite inaugurated new school facilities at Sohail bin Sadiq Model School in Herpoki village, Gujranwala district. These facilities were constructed with a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Ambassador's Fund program.

  • Public Policy Research & Centre opens at FCC

    Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Beth Jones inaugurated the Public Policy Research and Resource Center (CPPG) at the Forman Christian College (FCC) Lahore on March 01, 2014. For event details please visit our media room.

In The News

  • Regional integration: First combined Rulebook for South Asian exchanges ready

    ISLAMABAD:  South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE) celebrated the completion of its USAID-Small Grants and Ambassador’s Fund Programme funded ... Read More

    U.S. Supports Research for Public Policy in Pakistan

    The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has established the Public... Read More

  • Libraries: Books for a bright future

    In Sindh, the dysfunctional and poor condition of libraries is a special case in point which draws attention to the issue of inequality and mismanagement in education. It is pertinent to mention...Read More

    Promotion of regional trade in South Asia stressed

    ISLAMABAD, March 1: The Managing Director of Lahore Stock Exchange, Aftab Ahmad Chaudhry, has emphasised the need for increased cross-border financial activities

    within the South Asian region to create strong intraregional links and an integrated economic region ... Read More

  • "I am very happy in my school, my teachers and friends help me and I have been told that soon we will be shifting in a newly constructed building where we will have bigger and colorful classrooms" said student of class prep who has been suffering from meningitis for the last two years which has left him paralyzed. USAID's Small Grants Program is helping Mehnaz Fatima Education and Welfare Organization(MFEWO) in expansion of an inclusive Education Center in Gilgit.

  • With U.S. Ambassador Fund's assistance, up gradation of the facilities at mother and child health center tarnawa, haripur has increased the patient turnover (deliveries & OPD) and the center is now managing 30-35 deliveries per month. The upgraded center is charging 60-70% less for the normal deliveries and 15% less for the laboratory tests, than the private hospitals.

"USAID/Pakistan has, in cooperation with the USAID Office of Inspector General, established the Anti-Fraud Hotline to provide an avenue for the reporting of fraud, waste, and abuse which may be associated with USAID funded projects in Pakistan. Complaints are handled with complete confidentiality and individuals are encouraged to report when corruption, fraud, waste or abuse may exist in the USAID/Pakistan projects. Reports can be filed anonymously via the easy-to-use Hotline (toll free number 0800 84700); e-mail at complaints@anti-fraudhotline.com; fax at 021-35390410; postal address at 5-C, 2nd Floor Khayban-e-Ittehad, Phase VII, DHA, Karachi, Pakistan; and on the website www.anti-fraudhotline.com. "