— We are proud to announce the winner of Nadad Heleh Ug Baina 2019 grant winner: Breathe Mongolia!

Skills Development Workshop
by Эрдэмт NGO

Website Project - Clean Air Coalition
by Breathe Mongolia

A research-based, in-person one-on-one mentorship program
by Oluulaa

(Winner of the this year's Надад хэлэх үг байна project competition received seed funding of $1,000 to implement their project.

(*Also shout out to this year's honorable mentions: 10X10 Project and Poop Power - Biofuel Project)




Nadad Heleh Ug Baina is an annual grant competition that brings forth ideas to help solve current issues affecting Mongolians around the world. The competition has been hosted across the United States encouraging Mongolians students and youth to share their ideas. Top 3 teams will pitch their ideas at MNG Summit 2019. To create impact, we will be awarding $1,000 USD to the winning team as part of a seed grant.

See additional details and application here:


I Have a Voice serves as a platform for Mongolian students and young professionals across the United States to share and act upon their ideas for a more just, safer, healthier, breathable and equal society for Mongolia. Since 2011, we have successfully organized eight annual speech competitions in major cities from Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Minneapolis to Washington DC. Throughout the years, we have seen the speech competition grow to include many passionate young people who made the event a unique space to discuss and propose practical solutions to the most urgent issues facing Mongolia.

Starting this year, we are thrilled to embark on a new journey as we transform the speech competition into a grant competition with a primary objective to implement projects that would bring meaningful transformation. One of the core goals of "I Have a Voice" competition is to ignite and empower young Mongolians to take actions, and we, at MNG Summit, decided to take the competition to its next level by funding the best idea with $1,000 to jumpstart the project. We call upon the change makers and agents of transformation to submit their ideas and proposals.


  • Individuals, groups, and organizations are welcome to submit a proposal

  • Only one project proposal per individual, group, and organization permitted

  • The proposed project must be implemented in or serve a Mongolian community (in Mongolia or Mongolian communities abroad)

  • No project topic restriction; applicants are free to choose their own topic/issue

  • Proposals are accepted either in Mongolian or in English


  • Deadline for Submission December 31, 2018 (extended Feb 1, 2019)

  • Proposal Review Period January 2019

  • Notification for top 3 proposals* February 4, 2019

  • Final Selection* March 2019 in New York, NY

  • Implementation Period April 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

  • Project Evaluation and Report January 31, 2020

Representatives from the Top three (3) proposals are invited to present their projects at the Annual MNG Summit in New York, NY, USA in March 2019 (date and location: TBD).
Final selection of the winning project will be determined at the MNG Summit 2019.

Grant Award

  • The winning project (1) will be awarded $1,000 to implement their project.

  • Representatives of the Top 3 proposals are invited to attend the Annual MNG Summit 2019

  • Representatives of the Top 3 proposals will be provided hotel accommodations during the MNG

  • Summit event. Accommodations are provided for up to 2 people per team. Please also note that airfare and other related costs/fees are not included.

Review Criteria

  • Top three (3) proposals will be selected based on the following two criteria:

  • Likelihood of achieving its stated goals, and

  • The individual, groups or organization’s capacity to carry out the project activities effectively.


Interested applicants should submit their proposals through the provided portal (Google Form) or email ( by Monday, December 31, 2018 at MIDNIGHT.

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