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.
Focus: Support to central Ohio 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. This budget form must be attached to the application, and will not count toward the three-page limit.
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.
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.
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:The grant application form has been amended/abbreviated. The amended application is below. Grant decisions are generally made within six to eight weeks of the deadline.
- The organization must have a primary impact in Franklin County.
- Applications should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Grantees must submit a final report due by June 1 following the end of the project also to email@example.com.
Focus: Graduating high school seniors from high schools in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, or Union counties who are deaf or hard of hearing and have demonstrated a strong academic record; financial need; good character; and plan to pursue full-time, post-secondary education.
Deadline: Varies each year, check the link below for the most current information.
Process: Students complete the online application, selections are made by committee eight to ten weeks after the deadline. All candidates are interviewed by the committee.
For questions, contact Emily Savors.
For scholarship questions, contact Alicia Szempruch.