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APPLICATION

Please see information below for information for U.S. Grants, Canada Grants, International Grants, and Current Grantees.

US GRANTS

U.S. Grants

The M∙A∙C AIDS Fund remains committed to supporting services that help people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS live longer and healthier lives by supporting:

  • Food and nutrition services
  • Housing programs
  • Syringe exchange/access programs and harm reduction programs


At this time, MAF can only consider requests for the Community Grants Program from current grantees. If you have received funding through the MAF U.S. Community Grants Program for food and nutrition services, housing or syringe access/harm reduction programs from MAF between July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017, you are eligible to apply at this time. Unfortunately, we cannot consider requests from new organizations this year.

Grantees must be up-to-date with required reporting. To access your account to review your assigned reports, please go to:
https://MACAIDSFund.foundationconnect.org/GrantsManager/pages/Login/Login.aspx?OrgID=00DG0000000ldAZ

Each organization may only apply in one category and submit one application. Please refer to the guidelines to apply for a grant via the online application system:
Application due Friday, September 8th 5pm ET
Grant decisions will be emailed by November 2017

CANADIAN GRANTS

Canadian Grants

Application due Friday, September 8th 5pm ET
Grant decisions will be emailed by November 2017

If you have questions about your current grant, grant progress reports, or need assistance logging into your organization’s account, please see Current Grantees section below.

INTERNATIONAL GRANTS

Applying for International Affiliate Community Grants

Requests are accepted by invitation only. An organization may only apply for a grant once a year. Please note that it may take up to six months for the final status of your application to be determined.

Who is eligible to apply for a grant through the M·A·C AIDS Fund Affiliate Community Grants Program?

Organizations in countries where VIVA GLAM is sold that are recognized by the local government as charitable organizations, provide services to those affected by HIV/AIDS in that country, and have been in operation for at least 3 years. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Budget information must be submitted in U.S. Dollars.

What does the Affiliate Grants Program fund?

The Affiliate Grants Program supports non-profit organizations in countries where VIVA GLAM is sold. It provides grants to help underwrite direct services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS and that address the link between poverty and AIDS. Examples of services include, but are not limited to: food and nutrition, transportation assistance, prevention and education, treatment adherence, and housing. The aim is to help fund those direct services most needed in a particular community based on HIV/AIDS prevalence and the availability of other public or private funding sources. Priority will be given to proposals that have strong project evaluation and outcomes measurement components.

What won't the Affiliate Grants Program fund?

The M·A·C AIDS Fund will not fund the following:

Political lobbying
Religious activities; faith-based organizations must provide services to all clients regardless of denomination
Capital campaigns
Sponsorship of events
Individuals
Research
Endowments
Debt reduction
Direct medical care or services
Programs based outside of the country where the organization is based
Requests from past grantees who have not met our reporting requirements or terms of past grants

Where must organizations be located and recognized by the local government as charitable organizations to be eligible to apply?

M·A·C Cosmetics makes grants to organizations in the following countries where VIVA GLAM is sold:

Asia Pacific:
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand

Europe/Africa/Middle East:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (including Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales)

Latin America:
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela

What is the grant range?

Grants range from $25,000 to $75,000 USD. The maximum grant amount for a first-time grant is $50,000 USD. Typically, our grant will not represent more than 20% of the budget of the program for which you are requesting support. The actual grant amount is based on many factors including general operating budget, the number of clients served, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in your community, proven program effectiveness, the size of your program, available funding, and the likelihood of ongoing support for the program from other sources.

CURRENT GRANTEES

Accessing the Grantee Portal

The grantee portal is available at:
https://MACAIDSFund.foundationconnect.org/GrantsManager/pages/Login/Login.aspx?OrgID=00DG0000000ldAZ

Grant Reports

MAF requires reports on the results of your grant after 6 months and 12 months. Reports are accessible via the online portal. MAF will not consider new requests from grantees that have not submitted all reports. Grantees will receive email notification when these reports are available online to complete.

After submitting the report online, grantees that serve clients directly will receive an email link to data tables with additional information about the populations served. These tables need to be filled out and submitted for the report to be considered complete.

Due to the large volume of grants MAF makes annually, we are unable to provide individual feedback or technical assistance on grant reports.

Report Deadlines

If your organization received a grant in October, November, or December 2015, your 6-month report is due July 1, 2016 and 12-month report is due Feb 1, 2017.

If your organization received a grant in January, February, or March 2016, your 6-month report is due Oct 1, 2016 and 12-month report is due Apr 1, 2017.

If your organization received a grant in April, May, or June 2016, your 6-month report is due Feb 1, 2017 and 12-month report is due Aug 1, 2017.

If your organization received a grant in July, August, or September 2016, your 6-month report is due May 1, 2017 and 12-month report is due December 1, 2017.

If your organization received a grant in October, November, or December 2016, your 6-month report is due August 1, 2017 and 12-month report is due February 1, 2018.

Grant Change Request

The use of grant funds is restricted to the activities defined in the proposal submitted and funded by the M•A•C AIDS Fund (MAF) and/or any adjustments made at the time of the award, as outlined in the award letter.

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may affect the implementation or timeline of your program. Grantees must provide written notice to MAF if there are:

(a) any significant changes in the program/project supported by the grant;
(b) any changes that could be expected to have a significant effect on the grantee or project, including changes in the senior staff responsible for the project or site closure;
(c) a need to change the allocation or use of funds from the originally submitted budget.

Notification of any significant changes in the program must be made within 30 days of the change, and all requests to redirect or reallocate grant funds must be formally made in writing for approval prior to implementation. Failure to notify MAF of any significant changes in the grant may result in revocation of the grant.

To request a modification to the use of your grant funds, please email macaidsf@maccosmetics.com. The subject line of your email should be: Grant Change Request – Your Organization Name. A member of our team will follow-up with a Grant Change Request Form to review the request.