Grant Giving

The mission of the Mo Dewji Foundation is to create lasting solutions in order to enhance the quality of life and well-being of underprivileged Tanzanian citizens. The ultimate goal is to see a poverty-free Tanzania – a future where all the possibilities, opportunities and dreams of Tanzanians are limitless. We award grants for innovative projects to accomplish this goal.

Applying for a grant

We do not accept walk-ins or unsolicited grant proposals. If you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss a proposal, please contact us. Walk-ins to the office will not be seen without an appointment. You may also submit any other questions or a letter of inquiry by emailing us at Before submitting a letter, please read the areas that we do NOT fund to determine whether your project is eligible for funding. Ineligible projects will not be considered for funding. 

If you believe that your project meets our funding criteria, please submit a letter of inquiry to

Our Program Areas

The Mo Dewji Foundation primarily funds grants operating in one or more of our key focus areas:  health; education; and community development.

Go to our focus areas to learn more about the motivation for each, and see below for some grantee examples.


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, 1993 Nobel Peace Prize laureate

At the Mo Dewji Foundation we believe that education is the greatest instrument to build a better and brighter Tanzania for tomorrow’s generations.

Learn more about our education grants.


Healthy individuals can create sustainable lives.

The Mo Dewji Foundation strives to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare for all Tanzanians. We believe that healthy individuals can create sustainable lives.

Learn more about our health grants.

Community Development

There are many factors that contribute to a successful community, including infrastructure, basic services, financial inclusion, and access to markets.
At the Mo Dewji Foundation, we fund and implement programs that will work to build capacity in communities so that they can achieve these goals.

Check back for upcoming community development grants.