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.