USAID’s Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund provides seed grants to support business start-ups, promote entrepreneurship, and strengthen citizen engagement for greater public accountability, transparency, and integrity. The financing mechanism supports local, non-sovereign entities, including for-profit organizations.
The Phil-Am Fund is a $24 million, five-year project under the Partnership for Growth, a White House signature initiative through which the U.S. Government and the government of the Philippines work together to improve economic growth and development in the Philippines.
As of August 2016, Phil-Am Fund has awarded a total of thirty-three (33) grants, consisting of 12 projects to promote biodiversity, four (4) in basic education, five (5) in good governance, and six (6) each in anti-trafficking in persons and economic growth. In terms of geographic reach, 16 were awarded in Luzon, eight (8) in Visayas and nine (9) in Mindanao.
July 1, 2016 - The U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded seven new grants to support local initiatives aimed at combating human trafficking and preserving the environment. Through its Philippine-American Fund (Phil-Am Fund), USAID awarded two anti-trafficking in persons grants to BALAOD Mindanaw, Inc. and Fellowship for Organizing Endeavors, Inc., and five biodiversity conservation grants to Haribon Foundation, PATH Foundation, Soil and Water Conservation Foundation, Inc., South Pacific Integrated Area Development Foundation, Inc. and Tanggol Kalikasan, Inc. Read more
August 06, 2015 - U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded 12 new grants to Filipino civil society organizations as a part of its Philippine-American (Phil-Am) Fund at the Gateway Tower in Quezon City. Read more