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

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 central Ohio organizations serving children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Deadline: Applications are due December 15. Applications may be up to three typed pages. The budget form below is part of the application, and does not count toward the three-page limit. 

Process: The D.E.A.F. Advisors review applications and make grant awards in January. Organizations receiving a grant are invited 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. Project Budget

D.E.A.F. Final Report


Teacher Mini-Grants

 

Focus: Teachers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing may apply for up to $500.  

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

Process: The D.E.A.F. Advisors review applications and make grant awards within six to eight weeks of each deadline.

Final Report: We appreciate hearing the outcomes of your grant funded activities via a Final Report, due at the conclusion of the project.

 

D.E.A.F. Teacher Mini-Grant Application

D.E.A.F. Teacher Mini-Grant Final Report 


Technology that Supports Literacy Mini-Grants

 

Focus: A school administrator applies for a grant on behalf of one or more teachers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Each teacher may request up to $1,000 per year to purchase technology that supports literacy development. 

Deadline: December 15

Process: The D.E.A.F. Advisors review applications and make grant awards in January.

Final Report: We appreciate hearing the outcomes of your grant funded activities via a Final Report, due at the conclusion of the project.

 

D.E.A.F. Technology That Supports Literacy Application 

D.E.A.F. Technology That Supports Literacy Final Report 


Scholarships

 

Focus: Graduates of high schools in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, or Union counties who are deaf or hard of hearing and have a strong academic record; financial need; good character; and plan to pursue full-time, post-secondary education. 
Deadline: Please follow the link below for upcoming deadlines.
Process: Applications are accepted online. Candidates being considered for a scholarship are interviewed by the D.E.A.F. Advisors. Scholarships are announced in late April.

 

D.E.A.F. Scholarship on ScholarLink


Staff Contact

 

General questions, contact Emily Savors

Scholarship questions, contact Alicia Szempruch.

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