Facebook Community Action Grants Program - Eagle Mountain Data Center

Facebook just announced the new cycle of their Community Action Grants program. For the first time, the Eagle Mountain Data Center will participate in the program - the link to apply is on the data center Facebook page: www.facebook.com/EagleMountainDataCenter

The application window opened September 14, and closes at midnight on Friday, October 16, 2020. 

Facebook's Community Action Grants are available to projects which provide positive impact to Utah County that address critical community needs. Please note the non-profit applicant must demonstrate impact to Utah County, but does NOT have to be physically located in Utah County. Criteria include doing one or more of the following: 

  - Address critical community needs by putting the power of technology to use for community benefit;

  - Connect people online or off;

  - Improve local Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

Organizations are permitted to submit one application per Grant Cycle, with the exception of schools who may apply for multiple grants. Schools are encouraged to notify the Superintendent of desired grants to ensure the most competitive and feasible applications are submitted. 

Who can apply?

  • Facebook Community Action Grants are intended for registered 501c3 organizations. 

  • For-profit companies are NOT eligible to receive funds through this program.

  • The non-profit must demonstrate impact to Utah County, but does not have to be physically located in Utah County.

  • The funds allocated are intended to be used during the Grant Cycle in which they’re awarded (2021). 

  • The project must have demonstrable metrics that can be publicly reported.

The following types of organizations or requests are NOT eligible for Facebook Community Action Grants (please see governing Terms for additional restrictions):

  • Organizations whose mission or activities include advocating on behalf of any religion. 

  • Organizations that make hiring choices based on race, gender, faith, national origin, sexual orientation or disability. 

  • Organizations that promote or support specific political ideologies, doctrines, candidates or issues. 

  • For-profit companies. 

  • 501c4 organizations. 

  • Proposals for endowments, memorials, budget deficits and/or the like. 

Here are examples of some projects that have been selected in the past:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/prineville-data-center/congratulations-to-the-2020-facebook-community-action-grants-recipients/10157055233168133

Link to apply: www.facebook.com/EagleMountainDataCenter

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Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:57