Ma’an believes social entrepreneurship is the key to unlocking innovative solutions to common social challenges and deliver sustainable impact while contributing to the wider economy. Ma’an invests in and nurtures existing and start up social enterprises that demonstrate a clear ability to deliver sustainable positive social impact directly aligned with bringing solutions to Abu Dhabi’s priority social challenges.
We support existing and start up enterprises that address specific social challenges by providing direct financial support, business services, mentorship, intensive training and dedicated work space.
Fostering and supporting innovative social enterprises contributes to building a diverse and highly effective Third Sector to partner with government entities and the private sector to provide lasting and measurable social impact programs. Learn more about our Accelerator, Incubator and Grants Program.
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.
Twice a year, MSI will host 10 promising teams and provide them with the resources and support they need in order to grow and thrive.
Teams will be offered investments and a stipend, 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.
Ma’an’s Accelerator Programme aims to empower existing social enterprises to achieve business growth and elevated impact through its 3-month initiative, ensuring social services are provided to the wider community
The programme seeks to provide comprehensive support for business expansion and scale-up to social enterprises that are revenue generating with a validated business model
Ma’an’s Accelerator Programme is a personalised programme with workshops and trainings, tailored to the participant’s needs
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.
Grants are provided to value-driven organisations who require financial support to increase their positive social impact, addressing the social priorities of the Emirate.
The Authority will collaborate with successful Grant recipients from the year-round open application to ensure the organizations make a sustainable and measurable impact.