Funding Restrictions For Faith-Based Organizations or Programs

The Dyson Foundation will generally not fund faith-based organizations or institutions for activities and/or programs of religious teaching or training such as religious services or bible study.  In addition, the Foundation will generally not consider management assistance mini-grant applications or general operating support requests from faith-based organizations.  However, the Foundation will consider grants for community-based service programs that meet the following criteria:

  • services must be available to all regardless of their religion or belief in God and must not be rooted in a particular religious doctrine or belief system
  • there is a formal structure for provision of services (e.g., mission, staff, program policies and procedures)
  • services go beyond religious charitable work to include activities that make a real impact on the lives of people living in their communities
  • the organization or institution agrees to abide by the Dyson Foundation's policy on nondiscrimination