The Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund is a five-year, Php984 million ($24 million), project which provides opportunities for local civil society organizations (CSOs) to devise new solutions for many of the Philippines’ development challenges. The Project acts as a grant-making facility to support business start-ups and promote innovation through entrepreneurship, advance citizen advocacy for greater accountability and integrity, and support programs geared towards combatting human trafficking, technology-based solutions to child and adult illiteracy and improved management of natural resources and biodiversity.
The activities supported by the Phil-Am Fund will contribute to the Partnership for Growth (PFG), a White House initiative. The PFG represents a partnership between the Philippines and the United States to promote broad-based and inclusive growth.
The Phil-Am Fund will provide seed grants to local, non-sovereign entities (enterprises and organizations) that support inclusive, sustainable growth by contributing to five broad categories: 1) enterprise development and entrepreneurship, 2) governance and transparency initiatives, 3) counter trafficking in persons, 4) education innovation challenge grants, and 5) biodiversity conservation. Besides providing grants, the Phil-Am Fund will also build the capacity of grantees by providing training in project and financial management.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
The Fund is open to all Philippine private, for-profit and non-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including universities, research organizations, professional associations, faith-based and community organizations and other relevant special interest associations. In some cases and with pre-determined funding caps, proposals from U.S. organizations may also be accepted.
The Phil-Am Fund will use a two-tiered approach in proposal processing – concept paper review and full proposal evaluation.
To finance local activities that support broad-based, inclusive, and sustainable growth in the Philippines in specific areas.
- Promote new business and entrepreneurship
- Advance integrity and transparency
- Reduce ‘Last Mile’ challenges to literacy through use of technology
- Improve biodiversity conservation, natural resource and environmental management
- Combat trafficking in persons
Office of Economic Development and Governance
U.S. Agency for International Development
Annex 2 Building, U.S. Embassy
1201 Roxas Boulevard 1000
Gerry Roxas Foundation and SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co.
Last updated: April 29, 2014