Earlier this month, we closed our first funding cycle and began reviewing proposals. We received many strong proposals, which speaks to the great work happening in the online privacy, safety, and security fields. Not surprisingly, we received requests for funding that far exceed our grant-making capacity, and, inevitably, we will have to turn down great ideas.

Here is a summary of the proposals we received in this first round of funding:

Privacy Education for Youth | Total Funding Available: $1,000,000
Strategy # of Proposals Received Total Requests for Funding
1.1 – Implementation & Assessment of Online Privacy Education Programs 14 $2,394,395
1.2 – Online Privacy Campaigns for Youth 7 $1,070,146
1.3 – Online Privacy Messaging Best Practices White Paper 4 $199,960

 

General Funding for Promotion of Online Privacy, Safety, and Security | Total Funding Available: $2,200,000
Phase # Received Total Requests for Funding
Phase 1: Letters of Interest 50 $19,126,566
Phase 2: Invited Full Proposals 21 $5,623,198

 

The board of directors will meet in January to consider these proposals and make funding decisions. We expect to launch this first round of grants in February 2015.

Stay tuned for more details about our second round of funding in the new year.