Application

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

US Grants

U.S. Grants

Please note that you may only apply to one of the two grant opportunities each year through the Community Grants Program.

We have not confirmed dates for our 2017 grant round. Please check the site monthly for updates and note that it is up to the organization to check the website and stay apprised of guidelines and deadlines. Our 2016 grant dates are listed below for reference.

For questions regarding reporting deadlines, please see Current Grantees section below.

Food and Nutrition Programs

Friday, April 1, 2016 – application released
Monday, May 2, 2016 – deadline 5pm EDT
Grant decision notifications will be sent in October, 2016

6-month interim reports due online May 1, 2017
12-month grant reports due online Nov 1, 2017

Grantees will receive email notifications when reports are available online to complete.

Housing Programs

Friday, May 6, 2016 – application released
Friday, June 10, 2016 – deadline 5pm EDT
Grant decision notifications will be sent in October, 2016

6-month interim reports due online May 1, 2017
12-month grant reports due online Nov 1, 2017

Grantees will receive email notifications when reports are available online to complete.

Canadian Grants

Canadian Grants

Please note that there is now only one opportunity per year to apply for the Canadian Community Grants program.

We have not confirmed dates for our 2017 grant round. Please check the site monthly for updates and note that it is up to the organization to check the website and stay apprised of guidelines and deadlines. Our 2016 grant dates are listed below for reference.

Friday, April 1, 2016 – application released
Friday, July 1, 2016 – deadline 5pm EDT
Grant decision notifications will be sent in December, 2016

6-month interim reports due online Aug 1, 2017
12-month grant reports due online Feb 1, 2018

Grantees will receive email notifications when reports are available online to complete.

International Grants

Applying for International Affiliate Community Grants

An organization may only apply for a grant once a year (12-month period). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that it may take up to six months for the final status of your application to be determined.

International Special Focus Areas

At this time, the MAC AIDS Fund’s international special focus areas are South Africa and the Caribbean. Requests are accepted by invitation only.

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 three years. Additionally, organizations must meet the eligibility criteria through the eligibility questionnaire. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Paper applications will not be accepted. Budget information must be submitted in U.S. Dollars.

What does the Affiliate Grants Program fund?

The Affiliate Community Grants Program supports non-profit organizations located 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 the kinds of services eligible under this program 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 care 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 affiliate grants are intended to support the provision of direct care services. 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, unless they provide a direct service to people living with HIV/AIDS
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 a number of 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, and the likelihood of ongoing support for the program from other sources.

If my request for an Affiliate Community Grant is declined, can I apply again in six months?

No, each organization may only submit one request per 12-month period.

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 grant reports on the results of your MAF-funded program after 6 months and 12 months of implementation. Reports will be accessible via the online portal. MAF will not consider new grant requests from grantees that have not submitted all 6- and 12-month 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 April, May, or June 2015, your 6-month report is due Feb 1, 2016 and 12-month report is due Aug 1, 2016.

If your organization received a grant in July, August, or September 2015, your 6-month report is due April 1, 2016 and 12-month report is due Oct 1, 2016.

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.

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 and/or timeline of your MAF funded program and/or your ability to carry out the program or project as originally proposed.

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 reasonably 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 making a modification to the use of your grant funds from MAF, please email macaidsf@maccosmetics.com. The subject line of your email should read as follows: Grant Change Request – Your Organization Name. A member of our team will then follow-up with you with a Grant Change Request Form to review the requested changes.