EIN 52-1447902


IRS 501(c) type
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CNFA cultivates entrepreneurship to stimulate economic growth and improve livelihoods through market transformation, private sector investment, and capacity building.
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Program areas at Cnfa

Amalima loko zimbabwe:cnfa and its partners will support usaid and the government of zimbabwe (goz) to sustainably improve food security through increased food access and sustainable watershed management among extremely poor and chronically vulnerable households and communities in the matabeleland north province of zimbabwe.
Pro-cashew project:cnfa will monetize 63,000 mt of milled rice and, over a period of approximately five years, use the proceeds from such a sale to implement a project in benin, burkina faso, cote d'ivoire, ghana and nigeria focused on achieving to increase productivity and efficiency of actors in the cashew value chain through strengthening the capacities of cooperatives/producer organizations, nursery systems and input suppliers and strengthening data collection and dissemination systems and to improve and expand the trade of cashew and cashew products through improving crop quality; rehabilitating and renovating orchards; addressing gaps in data collection, analysis and dissemination; strengthening public-private partnerships; and encouraging harmonized regional policies to supply products that meet market demands.
Yalwa project niger:project in niger supports usaid's regional resilience in the sahel enhanced (rise) ii objectives by transforming market ecosystems in the maradi, tillabri, and zinder regions. Yalwa will expand and improve market linkages; build individual and institutional capacities; encourage vulnerable populations to buy and consume safe and nutritious foods; and engage processors and traders to profitably meet this demand. Yalwa will train and mentor a cadre of service providers who can provide market actors with high-quality services. New market linkages and better services will increase the organizational, financial, and risk-management capacity of farmer organizations, livestock market management committees, and small and medium-sized enterprises (smes) agrodealers, traders, processors and generate increased sales and incomes along targeted value chains. Through a mix of catalytic grants and private-sector financing, women and young entrepreneurs will bring productivity enhancing innovations and services to market. The yalwa collaborating, learning, and adapting approach will leverage knowledge generated through reviews of performance monitoring data, cost benefit analyses, and other evidence to guide adaptation, simplification, and cost reduction and create an enabling environment for market systems to thrive.

Grants made by Cnfa

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
International Medical Corps (IMC)Implements the Nutrition and Wash Components of the Amalima Program;nutrition and Hiv/aids$845,956
Development GatewayThe Purpose of This Subagreement Is Further Achievement of the Objectives and Results of the Prime Award By Providing Financial Assistance To Subrecipient in Return for Subrecipients Implementation$598,035
Center for International Private EnterprisePrivate Sector Activity$498,369
...and 6 more grants made

Who funds Cnfa

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Volunteers for Economic Growth AllianceTo Stimulate Economic Growth and Improve Livelihoods By Cultivating Entrepreneurship.$3,858,210
National Philanthropic TrustInternational$48,250
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
U. S. Agency for International DevelopmentFOOD FOR PEACE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (DAP)$17,369,984
U. S. Agency for International DevelopmentUSAID FOREIGN ASSISTANCE FOR PROGRAMS OVERSEAS$15,766,521
Department of AgricultureFOOD FOR PROGRESS$7,518,597
...and 9 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at Cnfa

Sylvain RoyPresident and Chief Executive Officer$560,678
Alan PieperChief Operating Officer$429,700
David BrighamChief of Party , Zimbabwe$264,702
Sahar al-RufaiChief of Party , Mali$308,004
Tony L. Butler-SimsVice President , Talent Engagement and Culture
...and 11 more key personnel

Financials for Cnfa

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$60,627,807
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,422
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$92,758
Total revenues$60,721,987

Form 990s for Cnfa

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-05-19990View PDF
2021-122022-05-25990View PDF
2020-122021-07-26990View PDF
2019-122020-09-18990View PDF
2018-122019-09-27990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s

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Data update history
July 7, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
June 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
June 14, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 22, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
July 21, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
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General information
1828 L St NW 710
Washington, DC 20036
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(202) 296-3920
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
Q30: International Development, Relief Services
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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