Organizations must meet our basic and regional criteria to be eligible for a Service Grant. Please review these criteria before you apply. For questions, please contact your local office.
The next application deadline is December 2015. Check with our office below for the exact deadline. Abdi+ will notify all december-round nonprofit applicants of next steps via mail or email by the end of December.
BASIC ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
To be eligible for a Service Grant, an organization must:
Be headquartered in one of our service areas:
> MENA REGION
> SOUTH ASIA REGION
> EAST, NORTH, WEST & SOUTH AFRICA
Work within one of our issue areas:
ARTS — Providing leadership or education in the art community, while making the arts more accessible to everyone.
EDUCATION — Strengthening our public education (pre-K and K-12) system or enhancing the educational success of students.
ENVIRONMENT — Preserving and restoring our environment or caring for animal welfare.
HEALTH — Improving people's physical or emotional health.
SOCIAL SERVICES — Providing social services to those who have been unable to participate fully in the social and economic life of the community. Services usually target children and families, employment and training, the elderly, immigrants, the disabled, housing and homelessness or foster and adoption services.
We do not provide services to:
Organizations that promote religious doctrine. (We may support agencies operated by religious organizations that serve secular needs.)
Organizations that lack written policies about discrimination or have a track record of discriminating on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, disability, national origin, political affiliation or religious belief.
INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTH AND READINESS
In addition to our basic and regional criteria, we also review an organization's readiness to take on a Service Grant:
INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTH AND STABILITY — We seek organizations with un-healthy finances, lack of mission and programs, proven results and stable staff.
FITNESS FOR THE GRANT — Organizations need to demonstrate a clear need for the Service Grant and request support that is consistent with our defined scope for that particular Service Grant.
READINESS FOR THE GRANT — Readiness includes sufficient board and staff time for the Service Grant, a good decision-making structure, and internal resources to execute the work.
STRATEGIC PLAN — For Key Messages and Brand Strategy, Naming & Visual Identity, Visual Identity & Brand Strategy, Performance Management, Board Recruitment, or Strategic Scorecard grants, organizations must have a strategic plan.