How To Apply Consumer Privacy Rights Fund

It is anticipated that the application process will be highly competitive. It is anticipated that most proposals will be for 12-month grant periods; however, multi-year proposals are encouraged where appropriate. It is anticipated that most grant awards will range from $20,000 – $50,000; however highly strategic proposals seeking funding greater than $50,000 may be accepted.

To apply, applicants must complete a 2-step process using our online grant system. The first step is to submit a letter of inquiry. Any group that meets the eligibility criteria is welcome to submit a letter of inquiry. We expect to receive a large number of letters of inquiry. Because of limited funding, only a limited number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

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Step 1) Submit Letter of Inquiry

Any group who meets the eligibility requirements and has a project that promotes privacy protection and privacy education is welcome and encouraged to submit a letter of inquiry. This letter allows Rose Foundation to determine if the proposal appears to be a good fit for the Consumer Privacy Rights Fund.

The deadline for letters of inquiry is: August 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM PDT

The following information will be required during when submitting a Letter of Inquiry:

Logon or Register your Organization with Our Online Grants Software: If you have previously applied for a grant from the Rose Foundation using our online application system, please logon using your email address and password. If you have forgotten your password, please contact us (510-658-0702) so we can reset your password for you. If you are registering your organization for the first time, you will need the organization’s name, tax ID number, website address, telephone numbers, email address, mailing address, contact person’s name, and position. Your email address will be your logon ID and you will set up a password.

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Project Name: Please provide the name of the project for which you are seeking funding.

Short Project Summary: Please provide a short summary of the project for which you are requesting funding.

Amount Requested: How much money are you requesting from the Consumer Privacy Rights Fund?

Previous Year’s Expenses: What were your total organizational expenses for the previous fiscal year?

Budget Total Expense: For the current fiscal year, what is your organization’s total budget expense?

What is the Total Budget for the Project? What is the total budget expense for the project that you are requesting support for from Rose Foundation? What other funders are you approaching for support of this project?

Summary Description of Applicant: Describe applicant’s organizational mission, current activities, and most important accomplishment(s). Please describe past experience in consumer privacy or consumer privacy education.

Work Plan: What do you propose to do and how will you do it? When will the work be done? What outcome(s) do you want to achieve?

Strategy: Why is this project important from an overall standpoint? How does it fit in with other consumer privacy initiatives?

Advancing the Purpose of the Fund: How does your proposal fit within the purpose and guidelines of this fund?

Evaluation: How will you assess the effectiveness of the project at the end of the grant period?

Constituency: Please describe the constituents who will benefit from the work of your project. How does it benefit underserved communities, youth or other populations that may be at higher risk from online threats?

Geographic Area: Please describe the geographic areas that you will reach from your work on this project.

Fiscal Sponsor Name: If your organization is fiscally sponsored by another 501c3 organization, what is the name of your fiscal sponsor?

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Step 2) Submit Full Proposal

After review of all Letters of Inquiry, a limited number of applicants will be invited to submit Full Proposals. If a full proposal is invited, it will be due: October 1, 2015 at 5:00 PM PDT

Full proposals will require the following information:

Narrative: Provide a detailed description of the proposed project. Identify the specific outcomes you hope to achieve, and any deliverables that would be produced with grant funds. Describe how you will measure and evaluate progress towards the specified outcomes.

Outreach: What is your outreach strategy (including media strategy)? How will leverage this project to reach a broad group of consumers? What groups or individuals will you collaborate with?

How Many People Reached?: Please estimate how many people will be reached by this project. Please describe the nature of that contact.

References: Please list contact information for two people or groups familiar with your organization that we may contact. Please include their name, phone number, e-mail address and their relationship to your organization.


  • Overall Project Budget.
  • Organizational Budget for the Current Year.
  • Income/Expense Statement and Balance Sheet for the most recently completed fiscal year.
  • List of Organization’s Contributors: Include the top five contributors and the amount they gave to your organization for the last 2 years, as well as any other primary contributors for the proposed project (indicating their status as committed, pending, or projected).
  • Board of Directors: Please provide a Board of Directors, advisory board, or steering committee roster showing the primary affiliations of each board member (affiliations listed for identification purposes only)..
  • Staff and Volunteer List: Please provide a list of key staff and/or volunteers who will work on this project with a very brief bio or description of responsibilities.
  • (optional) Press Clippings, Newsletters or Other Publications (limit 2).
  • (optional) Letters of Support (limit 2).

Click here to return to application process – if invited to submit full proposal


Grants Decisions will be announced in late November or early December 2015.

For More Information

Anya Diamond, Grants Assistant
adiamond -at- or call 510-658-0702 x311

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