Digital Impact, an initiative of the Digital Civil Society Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS), opened the 2017 cycle of its now global grants program to advance the use of digital data and infrastructure for social good. A fundamental goal of the program is to support better data-informed decision making in philanthropy (particularly individual giving) and in the social sector. Digital Impact awards grants for two types of projects: scholarly research and sector advancement. Funds are intended to support innovations and research that have broad application for improving knowledge, practices, and outcomes across the social sector. All work supported by Digital Impact Grants is to be publicly shared and openly accessible. Digital Impact will select five to 15 grantees to receive funding from a pool of $200,000. The deadline for proposals is June 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific, and winners will be notified in August 2017. Funds will support new or ongoing innovation and research to be conducted from fall 2017 to fall 2018. Digital Impact will host a webinar on Friday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern to discuss the grants program in detail and respond to questions from prospective applicants. Register here.
Grantees will be invited to a conference at Stanford in February 2018 and will present the outcomes of their work to the Digital Impact community in the fall of 2018. Click below to learn more about this grant opportunity view the full RFP.
Contact: Cord Bynum