Donor: MariaMarina Foundation
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Liechtenstein
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: Co-funding preferred


  • Arts & Culture
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      South Africa

  2. America

      Bolivia, Peru


1) Objective

Established in 2008, the MariaMarina Foundation supports disadvantaged people and people with special needs enhancing their access to education, social care and the arts:

  • Education: Education, training and employment opportunities for people from less privileged backgrounds with physical and/or learning disabilities.
  • Social Care: A route out of homelessness, substance abuse and gang culture; Care and support for people with life-limiting illnesses, special needs and mental health issues & who experience violence and/or discrimination because of their race or ethnic group, their sex, their sexual orientation or other reasons.
  • The Arts: Access to the arts for those whose socio-economic circumstances present a barrier and for those with special needs.

Cross cutting issues are (1) Empowerment of girls and women; (2) Diversity and inclusion; and (3) Environment.

2) Eligibility

MariaMarina Foundation: (1) does not support individuals; (2) works with both established and newly registered NGOs who act in accordance with the principles of accountability, transparency, efficiency and quality; (3) supports innovative projects with the potential of having an impact that is transformational and far-reaching, beyond the project itself; and (4) aims to support organisations directly and does not usually work with intermediary organisations.

3) Location

Outside Europe they also fund projects in South Africa (Western Cape and Greater Johannesburg), Bolivia (Cochabamba, La Paz/El Alto) and Peru (Lima and Cusco).

4) Budget

They do not publish their grant sizes.

5) Application

Interested organisations can download the fact sheet from their website and submit it via email. It has to be noted that this fact sheet serves as a first introduction and will only be reviewed if it does not exceed two pages of length. Organisations will be invited to make an application in due time if the project is accepted for further consideration. Board meetings take place three times a year.

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