What to Expect

You have a good idea for a project or are already working on one in a field we support, but need funding to get started or continue your activity. You know of the work of the America for Bulgaria Foundation, you have been on our website, and you believe that your ideas and our resources might be a good match. So, tell us about your idea and let’s find out what we can achieve together.

If you do decide to seek ABF support for your project, you can expect to go through the following steps:

Step 1
Get your team together and write a really strong case of what makes your idea outstanding and how it will support private sector growth in Bulgaria.
Step 2
Use our online inquiry form to tell us about your idea and how you think ABF support will help you accomplish your goals. Please note that we don’t accept funding inquiries by phone or via social media. We never charge an application fee, nor do we have agents working on our behalf on a commission or any type of fee basis.
Step 3
You will hear from us within a month.
Step 4
Much as we would like to, we cannot support all good ideas we get, but a rejection does not reflect on how good your idea is. Your proposal simply may not match ABF’s strategic priorities at this time.*
Step 5
If we like your idea, we will ask for more information.
Step 6
If you get a positive response, you will meet with an ABF team member working in your field to discuss your idea further.
Step 7
Let’s work on that idea! We will help you build on it so your project is more impactful.
Step 8
The ABF team member working with you will make a recommendation to the executive director, president, or board of directors, who make all final funding decisions. If your project is approved, we will sign an agreement.
Step 9
Congratulations! You are now an official partner of the America for Bulgaria Foundation. Thank you for helping us make Bulgaria a better place to live and work.

* Due to the large number of inquires we receive, we are unable to individually respond to all applicants and explain our decisions in detail.