Successful anti-malaria projects are embraced by their communities. MPI and its Rotary Member partners work together to serve as important advocates in the global campaign to end malaria.
Our small grants program is one way we do that. Learn more about our successful projects and apply for a small grant here:
In 2013, Malaria Partners International began its Small Grants Program aimed at empowering Rotary Clubs in malaria endemic regions to take direct action in controlling the spread of malaria in their community. Each local project must address needs carefully refined by community leaders, utilize current best malaria control practices, and provide measurable and attainable goals.
Malaria Partners International works separately within the Rotary International community raising its own funding independently through donor appeals to individuals, foundations, and corporations. While Rotary Clubs can and do participate in the funding of some small grants, most of the small grant funding is sourced through funding raised through charitable giving.
In 2021, Malaria Partners International impacted more lives, countries, and people than ever before. Last year we supplied PPE, rapid diagnostics tests, and malaria prevention nets to Rotary-funded community health workers (CHWs) and supported malaria public education in Africa.
We have continued to expand our Small Grant program to both advise and financially support malaria projects initiated by Rotary clubs based in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Tanzania, Liberia, Zambia, and Mali.
KANOs Against Malaria is a project by the Rotaract Club of Kampala North, joining the worldwide fight against malaria.
The Rotary Club of Msasa aims for the elimination of malaria by 2025.
Rotary Club of Mbale Metropolitan, in collaboration with Development Initiatives International (DII), celebrates the successful completion of the 8months MPI funded Market Vendors Malaria Project (MAVEMAP) among vendors in three markets of Mbale City; Mbale Central Market, Bugwere Road Market and Kikundu market from November 2020 to June 2021.
The Rotaract Club of KCMC requested and received financial support for this project from Malaria Partners International, RAM Global, and their own club donated funds. 1,411 mosquito nets were successfully delivered and distributed to the Muheza district to all facilities as requested in the project.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can the small grant be used for?
A grant recipient can use MPI awarded funding for new projects or to augment existing funding committed to previously approved projects within the Rotary International framework. Projects must reflect current best malaria control practices and be geared to producing quantifiable results measured form baseline data.
What is the largest grant we can receive?
Approved projects will receive up to $5,000 from Malaria Partners International which will be matched from a fund established by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the Seattle Rotary Service Foundation. Applications are subjected to a competitive grantmaking evaluation process.
What are the minimum qualifications for a grant to be considered?
- The applicant is a Rotary Club in good standing with Rotary International.
- The grant proceeds are intended to offset costs directly related to malaria control.
- The application presents baseline data specific to the existing conditions in the project’s immediate domain.
- The application quantitatively lays out a proposed project’s anticipated positive community impact, such as in reducing prevalence, morbidity, and/or mortality.
- The grant request includes a detailed budget showing the sources and the uses of all funding.
- The Host Club has a meaningful financial investment in the project.
What are the submission deadlines for a small grant?
Small Grant applications operate on a quarterly submission schedule:
How long will my application take to process?
Applicants are better served when their applications are advanced to MPI at least two weeks before the above deadlines. Each application that meets the minimum criteria and considers the additional criteria listed on the MPI website, will be assigned an MPI representative who will fully intake the application and present it to MPI’s Small Grant Committee for funding. If approved, it will be recommended to the MPI Board of Directors for final approval at a meeting that occurs on the second Wednesday of each month.
Do grant applicants receive a confirmation that they submitted their application?
Every applicant receives an email confirmation that the application has been received and is under review.
How will I know if I will receive a grant?
Malaria Partners will primarily utilize email to communicate with all small grant applicants. Be sure to check email regularly, including spam folders. Grant awards will be notified by email and should respond promptly.
What happens if our application is refused?
Applicants will be notified via email if their applications will not be funded or if we need more information to decide.
Should the grant not be approved by the Small Grant Committee, the applicant can address its shortfalls and resubmit before the first of the following month for deferred approval.
We recommend that initial applications be submitted as early as possible in each review quarter to allow time for modifications, if needed.
Can I change my application after it has been submitted?
Yes, applicants can adjust applications accepted into the process if received sufficiently before the quarterly deadline. One the deadline elapses, they cannot be changed.
Will there be additional documentation required?
Upon review additional information may be requested.
Applicants should respond promptly when asked to furnish any additionally requested information.
If denied, do applicants have to apply again or will their applications roll-over?
A once denied application will receive a second chance, presuming that it is modified to address the shortfalls of the initial submission.
Have additional questions?
We are monitoring inquiries sent to email@example.com with the subject line denoting “Small Grant Inquiry.”
Schedule a Presentation
Our team presents on a wide range of topics to Rotary clubs and District and Zone Conferences. We address the basics of malaria, the details of our grants work, and the fight against malaria in the shadow of COVID-19.
It would be an honor to have one of our board members speak at your next meeting.