Our Grants Mission

ACT is a grant-making community foundation registered in Ayiti and the US. We offer organizations an opportunity to share in our commitment to Ayiti's development by making grants to programs that are leading innovations in one or more of the three pillars of civic education, environment, and entrepreneurship.

Grantee Profiles

2020 Grantee

Lakou Kajou 2

Université Quisqueya

Project Lakay Kajou
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The deterioration of Haiti's natural environment poses serious threats to the well-being of current and future generations. The main issues are climate change, soil erosion/deforestation, and poor sanitation. These long-term environmental issues are sometimes overshadowed by pressing social concerns such as political turmoil, poor infrastructure and poverty. But environmental and social issues are closely linked. Poor sanitation exposes already weakened populations to serious diseases. Climate change and deforestation contribute to food insecurity and insufficient flood control...

2019 Grantee

PADF Fountain

Pan American Development Foundation

Project Île-à-Vache
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In Ile-à-Vâche, particularly in the communes of La Fortune, Pradel, and Dentel, residents typically must travel 2-3 km to reach the nearest water supply. Often it is girls and young women who make this long journey. However, while these communities lack access to clean water, the neighboring commune of Balairase has a water system with an overflow problem - generating waste, creating mud, and contributing to stagnant water and the prevalence of mosquitos and waterborne disease. The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) and the Ayiti Community Trust (ACT) are funding the extension of the potable water system in Balairase...

Grant Guidelines

Applicants must be organizations registered in Ayiti, led by Haitians, and whose missions and programs focus on one or more of ACT’s interconnected pillars of environment, entrepreneurship, and civic education.



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Preference will be given to organizations that:

  • Articulate root causes and how the intervention impacts them.
  • Integrate more than one content area (environment, entrepreneurship, civic education) in proposed program/project.

Funds should be used for the following purposes:

  • Start-up of a program with a promising new approach
  • Capital – Building, equipment, or materials
  • Operating capital for scale-up of a proven concept/project
  • General Operating Support
  • Capacity-Building and Technical Assistance
  • Reasonable indirect costs for program/project implementation

Preference will be given to Haitian-led organizations based in Ayiti, e.g., a majority of the board and executive leadership is Haitian. Exceptions may be made for organizations that have a track record of empowering Haitians as change agents.


Preference will be given to organizations that have:

  • Organizational capacity including sustainability of other funding sources and ability to collaborate with other partners including government
  • A track record of making an impact in ACT’s focus areas and where a grant from ACT would make a significant difference

Preference will be given to organizations that request grants that do not exceed 50% of their overall budget.


Preference will be given to organizations that have a track record of sustainable and measurable outcomes.


Preference will be given to organizations that have a scope of impact demonstrated by measurable outcomes (e.g., numbers of people served/impacted or geographic scope). 

How To Apply

Ayiti Community Trust collaborates with Papyrus S.A. to select high-impact organizations in Ayiti. Grant proposal submissions are accepted by invitation only.

Application Process

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Ayiti Community Trust
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North Miami, FL 33161