We released our first two requests for proposals last Friday. The official announcement is below. You can also check out board member Larry Magid’s Huffington Post piece announcing the RFPs.

Be sure to review the RFPs carefully, noting the deadlines, eligible entities, and eligible activities. Check back here regularly for updates to the FAQ page. We look forward to reviewing your letters of interest and proposals!

Digital Trust Foundation Releases RFPs for $3.2 Million in Online Privacy Funding

The Digital Trust Foundation is pleased to release its first two requests for proposals that will provide $3.2 million for online privacy, safety, and security projects in the United States. Through the Privacy Education for Youth program, the Foundation will invest $1,000,000 in privacy education projects focused on young people residing in the United States. In addition, the Foundation’s General Funding program will invest $2.2 million in sustaining or scaling effective online privacy, safety, and security projects at organizations with demonstrated success in this field. RFPs and other supporting materials are available on the Foundation’s website.

These RFPs represent the first of the Foundation’s two funding cycles. In the second funding cycle, opening in February 2015, the Foundation will fund projects in three additional areas: Understanding Socioeconomic Status and Privacy, Assessing Digital Abuse, and Innovation in Privacy Enhancing Technologies. The five program areas are the product of a multi-month strategic planning process undertaken by the board of directors.