How To Apply Consumer Privacy Rights Fund

To apply, applicants must complete a 2-step process using our online grant system. The first step was to submit a letter of inquiry; however, the deadline has passed and no more letters of inquiry will be accepted for this grant round. Any group that meets the eligibility criteria was welcome to submit a letter of inquiry.

Because of limited funding, only a select number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal after all letters of inquiry are reviewed. If invited to submit a proposal, you will have the opportunity to write a detailed description of your proposed project.

It is anticipated that the application process for this grant cycle will be highly competitive. It is expected that most proposals will be for 12-month grant periods; however, multi-year proposals are encouraged where appropriate. The maximum allowable total request is $50,000 even for multi-year proposals.

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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 was 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 was September 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM PDT. The Fund is no longer accepting letter of inquiry submissions for this grant round.


Step 2: Submit Full Proposal (By Invitation Only, Based on Letters of Inquiry)

We are accepting proposals from privacy organizations across the United States, and therefore expect the applicant pool to be extremely competitive. A limited number of applicants will be invited to submit full proposals based on their letters of inquiry. If invited to submit a proposal, you will have the opportunity to write a detailed description of your proposed project, including importance and relevance of the project, workplan, project allies, constituency served, longer-term efficacy, outcomes and evaluation methods, staff and board lists, references, full financial information (including project budget, organizational budget, income and expense statement, organizational contributors, and additional funders), as well as other information.

If a full proposal is invited, it will be due December 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM PST.

Click here to return to application process – only if your organization has been invited to submit a full proposal


Grant Decisions will be announced in late January 2018.

For More Information

Check out our How to Apply webinar here, or download the webinar slides here.

Anya Diamond, Program Officer
adiamond -at-

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