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 30 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 of up to 3,000 U.S. Dollars in the GEL equivalent to empower persons with disabilities and their families. Projects may extend up to twelve (12) months and may be submitted anytime during the 2021 calendar year. While applications will be accepted by MAC Georgia year-round, they will be reviewed at different intervals. The following dates will be applied to the 2021 Small Grants Program calendar:
|Small Grants Application Deadline:
|Target Date for Notification of Funding Decision:
February 15th (2022)
The following will be considered favorably:
- Inclusion of 10% or more in matching funds;
- Capping of administrative costs at or below 20% of total costs.
Each application is judged on its own merits. While priority will be given to applications that include matching funds and/or cap administrative costs at or below 20%, failure to meet one or both criteria will not exclude your application from consideration.
The purpose of this grant is to further connect and empower persons with disabilities and/or their families. Proposals that fail to align with this purpose will not be awarded. Examples of potential proposals 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.