Faith and Opportunity Initiatives

  • Check out CFOI's past newsletters for updates on faith and community engagements at USAID, funding opportunities and research on the intersection of religion and development.

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  • Read FAQs for faith-based organizations seeking to partner with USAID.

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  • Find out how USAID's faith-based and community partnerships work on the ground.

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  • Learn more about USAID's New Partnerships Initiative (NPI), which is designed to broaden and diversify our partner base.

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Faith-based and community organizations serve some of the most vulnerable populations in the world.  They are often the first in and the last to leave, and uniquely qualified to identify and meet local needs.  Many hold positions of special trust in local communities, playing a vital role in social support systems. USAID's Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives (CFOI) works to strengthen the Agency’s collaboration with faith-based and community organizations.

Impact Stories

Food Security in Ethiopia: Food for the Hungry Ethiopia Development Food Aid Program

This project was designed to improve the food security of chronically food insecure households in nine Woredas (districts) of the Amhara Region in Ethiopia. Program activities included strengthening maternal and child health, managing natural resources, and supporting access to schools and health clinics. Continue reading.

Read more faith-based and community partnership stories.

Last updated: March 27, 2020

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