The America for Bulgaria Foundation (ABF) assists in building and strengthening a vibrant market economy and democratic society in Bulgaria, helping the country to realize its full potential as a successful, modern European nation. The founding of ABF was made possible by the success of the Bulgarian-American Enterprise Fund (BAEF), an investment fund created by the United States of America, acting through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to support the development of the private sector in Bulgaria. Through its programs ABF seeks to enhance the longstanding legacy of goodwill and friendship between the American and Bulgarian people.