Data Center Community Action Grants
2022 – 2023 application cycle (opens September 12, 2022)
Our Data Center Community Action Grants are one of many ways that Meta gives back to communities where we have a data center. These grants are available to projects that do 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
Grant applications will be accepted by eligible organizations in communities where Meta has an operational data center (see community list below).
- The 2022-2023 application opens on Monday, September 12, 2022. Applications must be received by Friday, October 21, 2022. Recipients will be announced in Spring 2023.
- Schools may apply for multiple grants. All other organizations are limited to one application per cycle.
- The project must have demonstrable metrics that can be publicly reported.
- Funds are intended to be used within one year of the grant award date.
- Recipients are asked to provide a report on how the funds are being used and their impact in the community.
- United States: Registered 501(c)(3) organizations and schools. Schools are encouraged to notify the superintendent of desired grants to ensure the most competitive and feasible applications are submitted.
- Europe: Registered nonprofit organizations and government entities (including state-run schools and municipalities).
Learn more about how to apply
First, select the application link below for your home country to submit an application for the Data Center Community Action Grants program through CyberGrants, LLC. Please verify that your organization qualifies and you have read the terms and conditions for country specific requirements.
Meta data center communities with active grant programs:
- Alabama – Huntsville Data Center
- Georgia – Newton Data Center
Jasper, Morgan, Newton, Walton counties
- Illinois – DeKalb Data Center
- Iowa – Altoona Data Center
Southeast Polk and Bondurant-Farrar school districts communities
- Nebraska – Sarpy Data Center
- New Mexico – Los Lunas Data Center
- North Carolina – Forest City Data Center
Cleveland, Henderson, McDowell, Polk Rutherford counties
- Ohio – New Albany Data Center
Franklin, Licking counties
- Oregon – Prineville Data Center
- Tennessee – Gallatin Data Center
- Texas – Fort Worth Data Center
- Utah – Eagle Mountain Data Center
- Virginia – Henrico Data Center
Watch a quick overview on how to apply
All applications are submitted via CyberGrants, a third-party site hosting the grant application. Meta partners with CAF America to administer all grant awards. Grant applications are reviewed by a committee of Meta employees that make recommendations based on their overall merit and adherence to the grant guidelines.
Ineligible organizations for the grants program include:
- Programs or projects operated exclusively for religious purposes or proselytizing
- Organizations that make hiring choices or provide goods or services 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
- 501(c)(4) organizations (United States)
- Proposals for endowments, memorials, budget deficits or the like
- United States governmental entities
- Programs that support cash grants or scholarships for individuals
Meta will be collecting your data through the grant application, which will be used in accordance with our data policy. Please read your country specific terms and conditions for more details.