About the Authority

Established by the Department of Community Development in February 2019, the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an has been bringing the government, private sector, and civil society together to help drive social innovation and build a culture of social contribution and participation


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Ghaya Financial Literacy Programme

Ghaya Financial Literacy Programme

A financial literacy program for members of the community delivered by specialized volunteers to enhance their knowledge of financial management and enable them to make sound financial decisions.


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Let’s Connect

Let’s Connect

Let’s Connect is a 10-week virtual initiative with free participation for communities across Abu Dhabi and the UAE.


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SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND

SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND

Administered by Ma’an as Abu Dhabi’s official government channel to receive contributions from the public sector, private sector and community, the Fund aims to tackle the most pressing social challenges identified in the Emirate.


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GRANTS PROGRAMME

GRANTS PROGRAMME

The Ma’an Grants Programme is an initiative in which eligible social organisations and not-for-profits can apply for financial assistance to build and grow their organization.


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The process of development depends not only on those who are in responsible positions, but also on the efforts of every citizen in this country.

H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

How we work

Ma’an facilitates multi stakeholders, collaborating and participating to achieve sustainable, well-defined and measurable social impact, through encouraging innovative and sustainable solutions

to solve societal challenges that face Abu Dhabi with the aim to elevate the standards of living in the Emirate and achieve positive impact.

 SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND

SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND

The Ma’an Social Investment Fund is Abu Dhabi’s official government channel to receive contributions from the public sector, private sector and community to tackle the most pressing social challenges identified in the Emirate.

The Fund’s investment decisions are aligned with the United Nation’s Social Development Goals and the priorities of the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi.

Through the new Ma’an Contribution Platform, companies and residents can directly contribute funds to support social impact programs that address specific social challenges.

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 SOCIAL INVESTMENT FUND
MA’AN SOCIAL INCUBATOR

MA’AN SOCIAL INCUBATOR

Ma’an believes social entrepreneurship is the key to unlocking innovative solutions to common social challenges and deliver sustainable impact while contributing to the wide economy. The Ma’an Social Incubator (MSI) is a social impact incubator in Abu Dhabi that is devoted to encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship to develop solutions to social, cultural, or environmental challenges.

MSI provides social entrepreneurs with the resources and support they need in order to grow and thrive. training programs, learning and development, mentorship, and networking opportunities. It is a unique chance for budding entrepreneurs to develop their innovative ideas for social impact into a social enterprise or not-for-profit association.

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SOCIAL CONTRACTING

SOCIAL CONTRACTING

Ma’an Social Impact Bonds employ an innovative “pay for outcomes” financial model to fund solutions to highly complex, long lasting and deeply rooted social challenges that have a measurable financial impact on our society.

Ma’an Social Impact Bonds are the first of its kind in the region that enable the private sector and individuals to invest in and contract for the delivery of public services that provide measurable impacts on these significantly and costly social challenges.

Return on investment for companies and individuals is directly correlated to measurable social and financial outcomes by making a positive impact on issues that have a direct cost to our society

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SOCIAL CONTRACTING
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Community engagement is informing, incentivising and supporting individuals, public, private and third sector organisations to collaborate, innovate, and create initiatives to serve social challenges. Currently, the Community Engagement pillar at Ma’an runs volunteering programs, designing solutions that addresses social priorities, specific to Abu Dhabi.

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MEET OUR IMPACT MAKERS

MEET OUR IMPACT MAKERS

Our impact makers are creative social entrepreneurs, filled with ideas and innovation to positively impact Abu Dhabi.
Come meet the change-makers, creating a brighter future for us all.

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GET INVOLVED

GET INVOLVED

This is your community, your city, your people. Your participation is key. Whether you are a citizen or resident, old or young, individual or corporation, Ma’an provides you with various opportunities to become an active participant in civil society.

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