YSD offers sponsorships to deserving organisations that share our dedication towards the five pillars. We support sustainable projects that give wide-spread impacts to the people and planet. We also provide guidance to our beneficiaries in achieving their goals, whilst maintaining a high level of governance.

Since 2009, we have committed more than RM450 million, working with over 80 project partners nationwide in order to achieve our Vision.

Before we direct you to our Application Form, we recommend that you read through the ‘What we look for in an application?’, ‘What we do not fund?’, ‘Hand-in-hand’ and ‘Application process’ sections below. We also recommend that you go through our ‘Featured Projects’ so that you will have a rough idea on the types of projects that we have sponsored, and if your project is a good fit.

What we look for in an application?

YSD is always open to new ideas and initiatives from organisations that share the same goals as us. However, in order to be most effective, we need to focus our resources and fund projects or organisations that feature the following: 


Sustainability – We like to support visionary organisations that have plans to be self-sustained after YSD’s sponsorship has ended.


Broad impact – We focus on projects that benefit the society at large, in any of our five pillars instead of only a small group or people.


Critical – To this end, YSD have been aiding organisations to execute projects that are critical to the society, environment or the country. We would like to continue our support in areas where funding is crucial nationwide.


Tangible – We expect our sponsored projects to have clear, tangible benefits that can be measured and monitored constantly.


Robust governance and management – We prefer working with organisations that have strong leaders who are able to drive the project forward. Solid financial resource management and clear-cut governance procedures are required from all beneficiaries.


Transparency & Cooperativeness – In order to assist our evaluation of your proposals, we may require additional documents from our applicants. We hope that our applicants are able to accommodate to our requests when needed.  

What We Do Not Fund?

We do not support projects that generate profits which will be distributed to owners/shareholders.

We only work with charity bodies that are registered with the Registry of Societies Malaysia or Companies Commission of Malaysia.

We prefer working with organisations that execute projects that deliver a sustainable impact to the society. It would be great if you have a plan to sustain your projects even after YSD’s sponsorship has ended.

We do not support projects that are driven by any agendas that are conflicting with our principles, and that do not address critical needs in any of our five pillars.

We do not sponsor individuals or causes that benefit only one person/a few individuals, except for Education Sponsorship. In order to apply for our Education Sponsorship, look out for the openings in the Scholarship section.


Once approval is sought, YSD and the Beneficiaries will decide on the key deliverables of the projects. The key deliverables will be monitored periodically in order to ensure that both parties achieve the desired end outcome.

Generally, YSD does not provide funding in the form of grants to our beneficiaries. YSD will reimburse Beneficiaries upon receipt of complete payment documentations.

In order to facilitate our Beneficiaries in achieving the shared goals, we often conduct trainings and offer our expertise in an array of support services.

We also conduct periodic audits on our beneficiaries to obtain reasonable assurance on the funding governance.

Transparency and cooperation are expected out of all our beneficiaries.

Application process

Before applying on our website, please download and complete the Application Form. Do read through the Proposal Guideline in order to understand what we are looking for. Upon applying you will get an email notification with a reference number. This indicates that your application has entered the workflow and will be reviewed accordingly.

Due to the high number of applications we receive on daily basis, and the thorough evaluation procedures, the approval process will take up to three months. However, if we are interested to know more about your project, we will contact you within 45 days.

Please plan your application timeline accordingly, and look out for our application deadlines.

Please note that we not charge any fee for any kind of sponsorships. Do contact us if you have experienced this.

Ready to apply?

Please note: 

For applications targeted to be reviewed/approved by end of February, please submit the applications by end of October the previous year.

For applications targeted to be reviewed/approved by end of May, please submit the applications by end of January.

For applications targeted to be reviewed/approved by end of August, please submit the applications by end of April.

For applications targeted to be reviewed/approved by end of November, please submit the applications by end of July.

Be sure that you have completed the Application Form accordingly, and that you have all the necessary supporting documents to attach to the online application form. If you need further assistance, please refer to our Proposal Guideline.

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03 Aug 2020
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