Investment in the ideas of a few to impact the lives of many
Over time, we found that changing and improving the lives of thousands of children and adults with disabilities across Georgia cannot be done by a single organization. Solutions are built from the ground up, the individual up, and that process takes time and the efforts of many. Finding solutions can also be difficult when there are limited resources or project experience. We created the Small Grants Program (SGP) to help. SGP provides the financial support necessary to turn innovative ideas across Georgia into reality.
Since its inception in 2015, more than 20 different projects have been supported by MAC Georgia through our Small Grants Programming. Seeking to empower individuals with disabilities and their families, we accept applications on a year-round basis. Priority is given to initiatives targeting Georgia's rural areas. For more details on our various calls for proposals, please contact MAC's Small Grants Program Manager, Temuka Gigauri.
Call for Proposals:
Empowering Persons with Disabilities and their Families.
MAC offers small grants up to 2,000 US Dollars in the GEL equivalent. Proposals may extend up to 12 months and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please note that notification of a funding decision is approximately 3 months.
The following will be considered favorably:
- Inclusion of matching funds in an application;
- Emphasis on program activities;
- Supporting/administrative costs not exceeding 20% of total costs.
Each application is judged on its own merits. If your application does not include any of the above considerations, it may still be approved for funding.
The purpose of this grant is to further connect and empower persons with disabilities and/or their families. Projects should align with the Call for Proposals. Examples include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Creation or further development of support groups;
- Generation of employment/livelihood opportunities;
- Provision of information about available services/resources;
- Implementation of activities/services for (or including) persons with a disability.
This grant may not be used to fund any of the following activities:
- Carrying out of propaganda;
- Influencing any legislation or the outcome of any public election;
- Implementing, directly or indirectly, any sort of voter registration drive.
Please review the FAQs for more information.
Equipping Schools and Centers
MAC offers grants up to 1,000 GEL for resources and/or equipment and refurbishment/adaptation to schools and disability daycare centers throughout Georgia. Applicants are encouraged to submit their proposal to Temuka Gigauri, MAC's Small Grants Program Manager (see link below). Grant awards may not be used for administrative costs.
Applications are received on a rolling basis.
For more information about grant awards, contact Temo.