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Community-led projects

Saving lives is an investment worth making.

Our Commitment

Every year, in collaboration with The Gillian and Adrian Schauer Foundation, Madiro selects organizations whose work is focused on health, humanitarian and relief of suffering initiatives. These projects fund qualified donees who work to meet the health needs of unserved or underserved communities around the world.

Our projects

Initiatives that relieve suffering and save lives


Healthy, empowered youth build better futures

A multi-faceted project addressing health challenges for youth, teenagers and young mothers in Ndhiwa Sub County, Kenya.

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PICSA Uganda

Saving Lives at Birth

Maternal and newborn interventions in under-resourced health centers in Moyo District, Uganda

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Hope Life International

SRHR training for adolescents

Sexual reproductive health & rights (SRHR) education for in-school adolescents in The Gambia

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SIXKNM Self-Help Group

Supporting mental health in Kenya

Enhancing the integration of community mental health services in Kenya’s Nakuru County

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Increasing access to HIV services

Addressing the disrupted HIV response in South Sudan: prevention, care, treatment and retention services in Mundri West County, South Sudan

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GCWR Uganda

Promoting mental health in Uganda

Addressing Uganda's mental health gap: fighting stigma and protecting vulnerable communities in the Wakiso District.

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Partners in Health

Haiti earthquake response

In light of the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on August 14th 2021, organizations like Partners In Health (PIH) have been providing crucial emergency relief on the ground.

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#GiveAVax Campaign

Over the last 20 years, UNICEF has helped reach more than 760 million children with life-saving vaccines, preventing more than 13 million deaths.

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Current funding opportunities

We do not have any open opportunities at this time. Our next call for proposals will be issued mid-April 2023

Previous funding opportunities


Projects enabling access to health care and promoting health equity around the world

Madiro is launching its first annual round of grants to support relief of suffering initiatives related to health. This funding opportunity is open to any organization that aids low-resource communities, marginalized communities, or populations facing health inequities around the world.

Projects may focus on any health condition and any type of health intervention. To be considered, projects must showcase a direct impact on its beneficiaries.

Madiro invites proposals for one CAD$100,000 grant, one CAD$50,000 grant and one CAD$25,000 grant supporting initiatives to be carried out within the next two years.

We are no longer accepting new proposals.


How do I submit my application?

All submissions must be sent submitted by completing this form. You will be ask to fill out fields regarding your organization and upload your application form & budget.

Are the costs of applying reimbursable?

There is no fee to submit an application. Any costs associated with your organization preparing the application will not be reimbursed.

Who is eligible for a grant?

To be eligible for funding, an organization must meet all the following criteria:

Mandate: The principal mandate of the organization should be to promote mother-child health or pediatric health, specifically for low-resource communities, marginalized communities, or populations facing health inequalities.


Geography: The project must be focused on helping mothers and children on the African continent. Applicants incorporated in Africa will be preferred.


Type of organization: The applicant must be a non-for-profit organization, a charity, a social enterprise, or a community-based organization that is incorporated and able to receive and administer funding.Research/academic institutions and government entities will not be considered.


Years of operation: The organization must have been in operation for a minimum of two year, prior to this funding opportunity.


Staff: The organization must have the equivalent of at least two (2)full-time staff, whether employees and/or volunteers, who will be involved in carrying out the project.

Does my project need a technology component to be eligible?

No, your project does not need a technology component to be eligible for a grant. While Madiro’s core mandate is to fund and support technological innovations in healthcare that are preparing to scale, our granting program operates outside of this core mandate.

Can I apply for a grant if I've also been funded by other grants?

Yes. In fact, we encourage you to secure additional funding if it can help you further your mission and activities.

What is considered an eligible expense?

Salaries, subcontractor fees, travel costs, good & supplies, equipment costs, administrative costs are all eligible so long as they are directly tied to the project.

What is considered an ineligible expense?

Any expense by your organization that is not directly tied to your project cannot be claimed as a part of this grant.

Can I send my application in multiple parts?

Please submit your entire application package in a single form.

What is the timeline for spending project funds?

To be eligible, activities must occur between September 1st, 2022 and October 31st, 2023.

What is a Canadian registered charity?

A registered charity refers to a charitable organization, public foundation, or private foundation registered with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a registered charity on their Charities Listing.

You do not need to be a Canadian registered charity to apply for this funding opportunity.

When will successful applications be notified?

Successful applicants will be notified by the end of July 2022. You may be contacted by the Madiro team before this date to get more information on your application. Please ensure the contact information on your application is complete and accurate.

Will applicants deemed ineligible be notified?

Yes, Madiro will reach out to all applicants to communicate their decision.

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