General Fund Projects

For nearly 30 years, Friends of Tanzania (FOT) has provided grant funding for small projects in underserved communities in rural Tanzania. 

Through our General Fund Projects Program, member donations to the General Fund are put directly towards sustainable, well-designed projects in specific thematic areas, including education, health, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).

The FOT Projects Committee works to identify project partners located in and/or working in Tanzania to which FOT will provide full or partial funding for projects. The Projects Committee has formulated specific criteria used to select partners and applies a developed set of guidelines to help determine projects for funding. 

FOT's strength as an organization has its roots in its experience in and connections to small towns and villages across the country, which relationships are continuously developed through our work together.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FRIENDS OF TANZANIA DOES NOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED APPLICATIONS FOR GENERAL FUND PROJECTS

In addition to General Fund Projects, FOT members may designate contributions for projects with a specific community organization in Tanzania, as part of the Member-Designated Project Program.

RECENT GENERAL FUND PROJECTS

Mwanza Region

Rainwater Catchment System and Safe Water Support, in partnership with Africa School Assistance Project—Mwanza Region. FOT contributed $4,945.

 

Kilimanjaro Region

 Toa Nafasi refurbished 28 classrooms in seven different schools, and repaired 15 toilets in three schools. A total of 1600 students benefited from the successful completion of this project. FOT contributed $5,994.

Njombe Region

Kitchen with Dining Hall Construction in partnership with SHIPO at Mlangali Primary School in Ludewa District, Njombe Region. FOT contributed $5,350. 

 

Kilimanjaro Region

Desks for Uzambara Primary School Students–Kilimanjaro Region, a project brought to FOT by a Peace Corps Volunteer. FOT contributed $1,280.

 

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