Long-lasting change cannot be achieved alone. Instead, it takes many people, groups and communities, working together towards a common goal. That is why our partners are important to us. With grants awarded once a year, we support programmes that are aligned to the following focus areas:

  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Environment
  • Arts & Public Spaces


What We Look For
What We Do Not Support
  • Full registration with the Registrar of Society (ROS) or the Registrar of Companies (ROC) for at least 2 years
  • Audited financial accounts for the past 2 years
  • Active efforts to drive positive change in the community
  • Projects which give measurable results
  • Ideas and initiatives which are replicable or scalable
  • Long-term thinking and planning
  • Potential to become a voice in policymaking
  • Individual sponsorships, including those for participation in workshops, seminars, or studies
  • Projects which are not aligned with our focus areas
  • Projects which promote political campaigns
  • Purchase of equipment or purchase/renovation of buildings for commercial purposes
  • Projects primarily aimed at charitable donations and profit-making activities
  • On-going projects which are already funded by a Hasanah grant
  • Faith-based activities

On Funding

Depending on the duration and nature of each project, the grant amount we offer may vary. A maximum of RM2,000,000 can be awarded for projects spanning over three years, while pilot projects and shorter projects are eligible for a smaller amount.


We focus on achieving long-term impact. To this effect, we provide two types of funding:

  • Organisational Development Funding (ODF) aimed at strengthening our partners’ operations
  • Programme Management Funding (PMF) aimed at supporting the sustainability of initiatives

Beyond Funding

More than the grants awarded, we seek to support our partners in capacity building. Through mentorships, trainings, networking opportunities, best practice advice, and more, we provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to better strategise and lead, opening doors to greater impact in the long run.

How To Apply

Watch the video below on how to apply for our grants.

We encourage you to read through the grant application guidelines, glossary and the grant application form sample, before applying for a Hasanah grant. These are available by clicking on the buttons below:

What To Expect

STEP 1: Eligibility Assessment

Our grant application process starts with an Eligibility Assessment, which all applicants have to go through.


Before submitting your Eligibility Assessment, please be sure to have the following documentation ready:

  • Your certificate of Registration from either the Registrar of Companies or the Registrar of Societies.
  • Audited financial accounts for the most recent 2 years.


Our team will take 1-3 working days to determine if you are eligible.


STEP 2: Creating an Organisation Profile

If you are eligible, our team will get in touch with a link to access our grant portal where you can start your application by first creating your Organisation’s Profile.  


STEP 3: Completing the Grant Application

Once you have created Profile, you will be re-directed to a page where you can start your grant application. Each organisation may submit more than one grant application, but be sure to keep one application to one specific project.

You can download these templates below, and upload the completed templates when you are submitting your grant application.

Grant Process

Please refer to the grant workflow below for a step-by-step view of our grant process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When does the grant cycle open?

Our grants are awarded once a year. Applications open in July and awards are announced by December the same year . Get in touch with us at to find out the exact opening date for the upcoming cycle.


Is there a limitation for the grant?

Yes, we provide funding of up to RM2,000,000 over a period of three years. Pilot projects and projects which run for a shorter duration will be eligible for a smaller amount.


Can I submit more than one application for different projects?

Yes, as long as your project fulfils the criteria stated in the Hasanah Grant Application Guidelines.


Am I still eligible for sponsorship if I apply for a grant?

Yes, if the projects differ.


What can I expect from the grant application process?

All applications must be made through the template provided by us. You must complete the form and submit it with the following:

  • Implementation plan
  • Detailed breakdown of funding requested
  • Other documents as specified in the application form

Shortlisted applications will be presented to the Hasanah Board of Trustees before grants are awarded.

Collaborations for Impact

Hasanah believes bold thinking delivers powerful impact. It also takes optimism, resilience, and grit to turn beliefs into action. Above all, it takes giving.


We understand real change is only achievable through investments in long-term projects. One-off donations are often not enough. As such, we seek meaningful collaborations with private sector industry players who have the leadership, expertise, resources, and capabilities to work with us on enhancing and furthering our initiatives.


If you are a corporate body looking to make a real difference in areas that are most important to Malaysians, come and join us on this journey. Together, we can deliver real change for a better nation.


Learn more about our focus areas and key programmes here.

Get to know our communities and impact here .