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ANDE Funding Initiatives

ANDE Funding Initiatives
As part of ANDE’s mission to drive resources to organizations supporting SGBs in the developing world, ANDE provides several funding opportunities to its members. ANDE’s funding initiatives fall into three primary buckets; The Capacity Development Fund, The Argidius-ANDE Finance Challenge, and The ANDE Research Initiative.


Capacity Development Fund (CDF)
The ANDE Capacity Development Fund (CDF) fuels initiatives aimed at inter-organizational collaboration and capacity building, with the goal of increasing the productivity and effectiveness of ANDE members. For more information about the CDF, to find out about future funding opportunities, and to read about past projects, please click here

The Argidius-ANDE Finance Challenge (AAFC)
The AAFC is a  competition designed to support innovative ways to provide capital to small businesses in emerging markets which require $20,000-$250,000 in early stage capital. Read more here.

The ANDE Research Initiative
The ANDE Research Initiative is a program that will support research on the impact of small and growing businesses (SGBs) on poverty Read more here.