Data Center Community Action Grants

Our annual program provides direct funding to schools, non-profits and community organizations where we have an operational data center.

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

Grants overview

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.
Eligible organizations: 
  • 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.

Terms and Conditions by country

Meta data center communities with active grant programs:

United States

Europe

Watch a quick overview on how to apply
United States
Sweden
Ireland
Denmark

Additional details

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. 

Questions?

Email loren@cafamerica.org

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