Ma’an Abu Dhabi

The Authority of Social Contribution

Established by the Department of Community Development in February 2019, the Authority of social Contribution – Ma’an has been bringing the government, private sector, and civil society together to help drive social innovation and build a culture of social contribution and participation while aiming to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position as one of the best global destinations to work and live in.

Driven by creating social impact and making a positive difference in the everyday lives of AbuDhabi residents and citizens, Ma’an aims to support and accelerate the growth of the third sector, creating meaningful opportunities for not-for-profit organizations or foundations and social enterprises to contribute to the development of strong, active and connected communities.

Ma’an is part of Abu Dhabi’s development accelerator initiative ‘Ghadan 21’ and overall social development framework, which aims to help grow Abu Dhabi’s economy and positively impact people’s lives.

Ma’an has five main pillars of work when delivering solutions for the social challenges that are being faced today in Abu Dhabi.

These are:

  • Social Investment Fund
  • Social Incubator Programme
  • Community Engagement Programme
  • Social Impact Bonds
  • Outreach Management


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Location Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Targets Western Asia
Sectors Sector agnostic