Frequently Asked Questions

What types of organizations are eligible for support?

Groups that operate within the Foundation’s focus areas; such groups must be registered with the CAC, or in the state where they are working. They could be NGOs, CBOs, youth groups, women’s cooperatives, etc.

Does the Foundation have specific funding areas?

The Foundation supports work in four (4) main areas:

  1. Community Health Initiatives;
  2. Enhancing Quality Education Initiatives;
  3. Income Generation Initiatives (Women and Youth Empowerment);
  4. Policy Advocacy.

Is the deadline flexible?

Deadlines are in place to ensure that proposals and projects are time bound; the Foundation also works within these timelines. They are not given for the sake of it but they guide the activities of the Foundation.

When will the final decision be made on applications?

In each Call for Proposals, the Foundation specifies a time-frame. The applications go through a series of reviews and the organizations will be informed once decisions are made on their application based on this time-frame.

Can my organization submit more than one application to the same grant cycle?

Applications will be reviewed based on the merits of each proposal and the capacity to carry out these projects simultaneously and where there will be no overlap in the projects or the project personnel.

Can my organization resubmit a proposal that was unsuccessful in an earlier application?

Yes. Each application will be reviewed independently and should meet all the requirements for that grant cycle as stipulated in the Call for Proposals.

Can my organization request for funding for its main activities?

Yes. If the main activities fit into the focus areas of the Foundation, and meet all other funding criteria as stipulated in the Call.

How do I prepare a budget

Each Call for Proposals comes with a budget template that guides prospective applicants.

How much can I request?

Each Call for Proposal stipulates the respective grant sizes.

Can my organization request for more than what the Foundation has stated?

No. The Foundation will only fund according to the sizes stipulated in the Call.

Is my organization required to show other sources of funding?

The answer is YES on two levels: First, for sustainability and then, to know other funding partners. It increases your chances of being funded if you have other funders but even if you do not have other sources, the Foundation will still consider your application based on its merits and adherence to the guidelines in the Call.

By what means must my organization submit applications?

Means of submission are clearly indicated in each Call for Proposals

Can my organization apply for multi-year funding?

Projects that extend more than a year will continue to be funded based on progress report and M&E assessments.

Can two organizations apply together?

Yes. Partnership and collaboration are encouraged.

Who can serve as a referee?

Past funders and government agencies with whom the organization has collaborated.

Must my organization submit a proof of office space ownership or rental?

Yes. That is required.

Must the organization submit its project staff list?

Yes. This is imperative.

How many years must my organization be in existence to apply?

One of the standard requirements for accessing TYDF grants is an audited account. A minimum of a full financial year is required.

How can my organization contact the Foundation?

The medium for contacting the Foundation is clearly STATED on the website.

Will we always be notified regardless of the outcome of our application?

Yes. It may not be immediate due to the volume of applications received, but all applicants will be duly notified of the outcome of their applications.

Can proposals be sent in indigenous languages?

Since the practice in Nigeria is to use the English Language, we will use that for now. We will look into other languages in the future.

With whom do I communicate when my organization has challenges?

Each Call for Proposals will indicate clearly the contact person(s).

Can my organization apply for a grant to offer scholarships?


Can my organization submit other useful document to support its proposal?

Yes. Submit documents that are relevant to the project.

Is it possible to receive the grant in one instalment?

The grant letter will specify modalities for disbursement.