About Us

Independent Development Fund (IDF) is an indigenous Organization in Uganda founded in 2006 following a study that proposed the establishment of a pragmatic and autonomous grants making mechanism a number of development partners including the Embassy of Sweden/SIDA, the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, DFID, the Royal Danish Embassy/DANIDA and the Government of Ireland/ Irish Aid pooled resources to support the operationalization of the Grants Making Programme.

The IDF is a non partisan and not-for-profit grants making organization supporting Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Uganda. It is set up to deliver support services to Ugandan CSOs to strengthen their capacities to effectively contribute to the country's human rights, civil rights, good governance and poverty reduction efforts