The Grant Interest Form is intended to provide us with information about your organization and the proposal you would like Robert W. Deutsch Foundation to consider. By law, we can only make grants to 501(c)(3) organizations.

Once you have completed the Grant Interest Form it will automatically be submitted to the Foundation's office. Grant requests are evaluated on a rolling basis. However, due to a high volume of requests, allow up to six weeks for a response indicating whether you have been invited to submit a formal proposal. If your project starts next year (2023), we will review your proposal at the beginning of January.  

Purpose
The DELL Small Projects Grant was created to provide an opportunity for the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation to support local-level collaboration between and among DELL graduates through small-scale and short-term projects. Through the grant, DELL participants are invited to develop creative and collaborative solutions to internet inequity challenges at the community level. In particular, we are interested in supporting small projects that address a compelling community-identified solution or vision.

Grant Size
Four grants of up to $2500 will be awarded to distinct collaborative projects.

Eligibility

  • The project grant must be made payable to a 501(c)(3) organization or fiscally sponsored project; grants can not be awarded to individuals.
  • Applicants must have been a participant in the DELL Fall 2021 class.
  • Projects should be collaborative in nature and include at least three DELL participants.
  • Funds must be used for community-based projects and may not be used to support personal stipends for project leads.
  • Events (indoor or outdoor) must be compatible with Baltimore City’s current COVID-19 guidelines.
  • The project should be small-scale and short-term in nature, grants should not be used to offset the costs of long-term, pre-existing projects or ongoing operating expenses.



Eligible Expenses
Project materials; food and equipment; supplies; design, etc. that, are integral to the development and implementation of qualifying projects. The grant can also be used to compensate guest speakers or trainers.

Project Criteria

  • Addresses issues related to internet inequity.
  • Collaboratively developed & implemented by at least two DELL partners.
  • Increases the skills, knowledge, or understanding of the community as it relates to the power of the internet as a tool for transformation.


APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Applications are due by December 9, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET.


Grant timeline
Awardees will be notified by January 10, 2023
Projects must be completed by April 30, 2023.


If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Eucebio, Digital Equity Coordinator, at the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, at <barbara@rwdfoundation.org>.  Thank you for your interest.