Dorothy E. Ann Fund (D.E.A.F.)

This fund promotes hands-on experiences where youth who are deaf or hard of hearing can develop skills and values necessary for successful careers, including leadership training, goal setting, self-esteem building, and interpersonal and communication skills, thereby enhancing participation in their education, family, and community.

Traditional Grants

Focus: Support to organizations serving children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Deadline: Applications are due December 15. Applications should be no more than three typed pages. A budget page may be attached, which will not count towards the three-page limit. (Note: D.E.A.F. is no longer using a Letter of Intent Process.)

Process: The D.E.A.F. Advisors will review applications in January. Organizations receiving a grant are expected to attend a November meeting to present a progress report on the funded project or program. Handouts and PowerPoint presentations are appreciated but not required.

D.E.A.F. Final Report (PDF)

Teacher Mini-Grants

Focus: Mini-grants (maximum of $500) to teachers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Deadline: March 15, May 15, October 15, December 15

Process: Grant decisions are generally made within six to eight weeks of the deadline.

D.E.A.F. Teacher Mini-Grant Application (DOC)
D.E.A.F. Teacher Mini-Grant Final Report (PDF)

Technology that Supports Literacy Mini-Grants

Focus: A school administrator applies for a grant on behalf of teachers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Each teacher is eligible to apply for up to $1,000 per year to purchase technology.

Deadline: December 15

Process: Grant decisions are generally made within six to eight weeks of the deadline.

D.E.A.F. Technology That Supports Literacy Application (DOC)
D.E.A.F. Technology That Supports Literacy Final Report (PDF)

Requirements

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to deaf@columbusfoundation.org. Grantees must submit a final report due by June 1 following the end of the project also to deaf@columbusfoundation.org.

Staff Contact

Emily Savors

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