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
We are in the midst of transitioning to an online grant application system, which will be available from July 2019.
Please check back for updates on the next grant cycle, which opens on 22 July 2019.

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 .