Makabayan Georgia, Inc.


2020  Makabayan Georgia, Inc. Grant Awards

A.    INFORMATION:                                                                                            

1.   Purpose:

To empower the community to help Makabayan Georgia, Inc. (“MGI”) fulfill

its mission “to make a difference in the community.”

2.   Description:

MGI Grants support the Filipino-Americans in Georgia working on projects that engage people in the community to work together toward providing services and activities to make positive change, “to make a difference”.  The SHARING IS CARING program endeavors to connect corporations, small businesses, groups and individuals in the community, the “givers who care” to the people who initiate and work the projects, “ the doers who care”.  Grants will be awarded for best projects with a minimum grant of $500 to a maximum of $1000.

3.   Source of Funds:

Fundraising, sponsor solicitations, donors and “Friends of Makabayan.”

4.   Eligibility: 

Filipino-American non-profit groups or organizations in Georgia, whose projects for which  funding is requested will benefit the community in Georgia and/or the Philippines or elsewhere in the world.

5.   Exclusions for 2020: 

Grants awarded through this program will not pay for:                                                                                                                           

a.  Projects for individual benefit.

b.  Religious and political activities.

c.  Event sponsorships such as purchase of dinners, tickets, advertisement and receptions.

d.  Honorariums and /or speaker fees for 2020.

e.  Building campaign (no bricks and mortar).

6.   Required Documents:

Completed application form to include the applicant’s background and project narrative.        Grant Information and Application form available online at

7. Application Submission Deadline:

March 31, 2020 11:59 PM                                                                                                                                                                       

8.      Notification of awards:         

Successful applicants will be informed before the AWARDS Night. Checks will be handed out on AWARDS NIGHT. Recipients are encouraged to be present.

9.      Project Completion time frame: April 25-Dec 31, 2020. Final Updated report due Jan. 31, 2021.

Download the 2020 SHARING IS CARING Grant Awards Application PDF file