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2015 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees

The U.S. Embassy in Cameroon is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity through the 2015 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees.

What is the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees?

The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is an initiative by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) to respond to critical unmet needs of refugees. Created in 2000, the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees supports projects that fill gaps in refugee service not already being addressed by other organizations. The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is meant to cover a one-time need of no more than $25,000 and cannot support a program for more than one year. Successful programs are those that can be implemented locally and 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).

What can the Julia Taft Fund for Refugees support?

The Taft Fund is intended primarily to support projects that assist refugees or returned refugees. We will also consider support of projects that benefit both refugees/returnees and their host communities. We cannot provide direct support to the local government nor can we recommend an FY14-funded organization or project for continued funding since the Taft Refugee Fund is meant to cover a one-time need and not a long-term program.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Julia Taft Fund for Refugees is limited to registered non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with at least 2 years of experience working in Cameroon. Recipients of the 2014 Julia Taft fund are not eligible for this year’s funds.

How can my organization apply for funding?

NGOs are invited to submit a grant proposal for their projects by March 31, 2015 using the standard U.S. Embassy format (attached - PDF 307 KB) via email to

Please note the following guidelines when preparing proposals:

  • Project budgets cannot exceed $25,000.
  • Proposals should comply with the U.S. Embassy standard grant format (attached).
  • An applicant must have a Code of Conduct, which must be consistent with the UN’s Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) recommendations on the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation.

Grant Application Form (PDF - 307KB)

Contact Information:

2015 Julia Taft Fund for Refugees
United States Embassy
Phone: 237- 222-20-1500 Ext: 4235

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