Dubai Cares Grants

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Dubai Cares Grants

Inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s belief in education as the most effective tool to break the cycle of poverty, Dubai Cares is helping developing countries achieve, by 2015, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDG) 2 and 3 – namely, to guarantee universal primary education and promote gender equality, respectively. Dubai Cares is also helping to forge a global partnership for development, as represented by UN MDG 8.

Dubai Cares designs and funds integrated, impactful, sustainable and scalable primary education programs in developing countries. The fundings are not awarded on a case-by-case basis. Rather, to be considered for funding, proposals should be consistent with Dubai Cares annual programming and approved list of intervention countries. While proposals are assessed throughout the year, only during the last quarter are the new programs for the upcoming year finalized and approved.

Since its establishment in 2007, Dubai Cares has worked with numerous organizations with different capacities and thematic expertise. Consistent among all of them are the following, but not limited to, organizational criteria:

Non-Governmental Organizations; multilateral

Focus on primary education interventions; gender inclusion in schools

Minimum five years of experience in field implementation within the proposed country

Maintain partnerships and associations with more than one donor organization

Maintain audited financial statements; annual reports

Institutionalize yearly budgeting; cash flows

Structurally established with unwavering by-laws

Limit of no more than 7% of donations for overhead; ICR

In order to conduct a thorough and fair assessment for partnerships with Dubai Cares, interested organizations should follow the process below:

Provide general information on the organization, its mission, scope of work, operations and governance

Submit previous years’ annual and audit reports

Submit reports and assessments regarding previous or ongoing programs related to primary education

Provide concept notes (3-4 pages) for projects that the organization would like Dubai Cares to consider

The information above should be sent via email to

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