The SHARE Institute is committed to carrying out activities that support its mission of empowering non-governmental organizations in the areas of health advocacy and education. One avenue for lending support is through mini-grants that help Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) pay for necessary expenses. The SHARE Institute makes small sums of money available to further the programming efforts of NGOs.
***All Mini-Grants are in the amount of $500 (US Currency). The budget of the proposed project MUST NOT exceed this amount. Any project with a budget that exceeds $500 will NOT be considered.***
NGOs complete a simple, one-page application providing contact information, a description of the current activities of the NGO, and how a mini-grant would further the organization's work. Also, they must explain the specific objectives of the activity for which funds are requested and give a timeline for completion of the work.
The SHARE Institute reviews each application to determine if the project is aligned with the SHARE mission statement and if the proposal plan is sound. During the selection process, SHARE team members ask for input from local experts in the country where the project will be implemented to gain a better understanding of the local context and specialized needs of organizations in that region.
The SHARE Institute has two funding cycles: January to June and July to December. Applications are due by the 1st day of the last month of the funding period.
All non-governmental organizations are required to electronically submit a final report to the SHARE Institute. A progress report is also required if the project is expected to continue for longer than six months. The final report is to be filed after completion of the project. Failure to file a final report and send the required photos, case studies and final budget will result in an inability to receive future funding.
Please use the SHARE Final Report Form to submit your report(s). This form is required, although we will accept other report documents IN ADDITION to this form.
The following key points must be addressed in the report(s):
- Name of the Project
- Name of the Non-governmental organization
- Key objective and/or objectives
- Project Activities
- Number of beneficiaries
- Outcomes: What the beneficiaries have experienced and how the project affected their lives
- Major challenges and opportunities
- Rates of loan repayment if conducting a micro-credit program
At least two case studies must be included to show the achievements of beneficiaries. Each case study only needs to be a paragraph or two in length.
Photos of the project are required. Please submit at least three photos with your report. Also, note that you can embed pictures in your report, but we also require at least four of your best pictures, in JPEG or another photo format, separately from the report.
A final budget is required to be submitted with your final report. Please ensure that you account for all of the funds received from SHARE.