Since our establishment in 2010, The Youth Trust Foundation, also known as myHarapan, is dedicated towards empowering young Malaysians by supporting youth projects and initiatives that contribute to current nation-building efforts. We achieve this through providing various platforms and opportunities that help them scale, sustain, expand and multiply their impact.
However, the age of these youths sometimes skew the judgment of certain quarters of the public and even themselves! The fate of our country lies in their very able hands, therefore it is essential that we inspire this section of society to look beyond their perceived limitations and be well-rounded individuals.
myHarapan is built on the foundation of three important pillars:
A multi-faceted division comprising of Outreach, and Capacity & Capability Development. Outreach acts as the face of the organization as they reach out and inspire young people around the country; Capacity and Capability Development manages the planning and implementation of the Foundation’s workshops and skills building activities.
To support youth-led initiatives and businesses that deliver social and/or environmental impact, there are 2 types of funding products offered: the Youth Action Grants and the Social Venture Fund. The former are conditional grants (micro-funding) valued between RM 500 to RM 15,000 for social initiative projects that demonstrate scalability, feasibility and ease of replication and sustainability. The Social Venture Fund, on the other hand, offers investment opportunities for social businesses and social enterprises of between RM 50,000 to RM 250,000 for early stage companies.
Research and Policy
Drawing upon our access to hundreds of youth leaders aged 16-30 who in turn have access to millions of youths across Malaysia, we are able to build a solid database of detailed and accurate studies, surveys and profiles. Through the results of this market research, we constantly put ourselves in a better position to construct effective methods of attracting public support, creating foolproof project mechanisms, providing the most compatible platforms and measuring more accurately social impact.