Grants Portal FAQs

The Dyson Foundation online grants system allows applicants and grantees to apply for funding and manage their applications and grants from our website. Please review the FAQs below before creating an account or beginning a new request. We welcome your comments.


I had an account on The Dyson Foundation’s grantee portal before January 2021; is my username and password the same?
If you had an account on our grantee portal prior to 2021, your username is no longer your full email address. Usernames are now (generally) the part of your email address before the “@” symbol. See below about passwords.

Can I change my password from the temporary one assigned to me?
After your first log in to the portal, you will want to change your password; to do so, click here and enter your username (remember that your username is NOT your full email address); this generates an email containing another link; that email often goes to Spam folders, so watch your folders.

Are there length and character requirements for passwords?
Your new password must be a minimum of eight (8) characters and must contain a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters.

What can I see in the new portal?
Once you have logged in successfully to your dashboard, you can view open and closed requests and grant reports. Grant reports can be found by clicking the toggle to the left of the grant request to which the reports are associated, or by clicking on “Grant Reports” at the left of the screen.

How do I edit a request or report?
Requests and Reports can be edited by clicking on the control button to the right of the screen. Remember to choose “Edit” rather then “View” if you want to make changes to the request or report.

I can’t see a way to choose to edit my request/report – what’s wrong?
Some monitors do not immediately show the entire width of the dashboard screen; if you can’t see the control buttons to the far right of the screen, scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen as far as possible to find the control bar that will then let you scroll to the far right of the screen.

Do I have to click “Save & Next” to move from tab to tab?
You can click through and review the various tabs on requests and reports without clicking “Save” or “Save & Next.”