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Data Center community action grants

Supporting community projects

Meta’s annual grants program provides direct funding to schools, registered nonprofits and community organizations where we have an operational data center. 

Data Center Community Action Grants

This program is one of many ways that Meta gives back to communities where we have a data center. These grants are available to projects that address critical community needs by putting the power of technology to use for community benefit, connect people online or off, or improve local science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Grant recipients spotlight

A group of United Way of Utah County graduates from the digital literacy programme


Eagle Mountain Data Center

Utah County: United Way of Utah County is using grant dollars to help provide digital literacy and computer skills that are critically important for getting jobs, applying for benefits, learning about community issues and voting, and connecting with friends and family for free.

A group of people from the The Papillion Community Foundation working in the field


Sarpy Data Center

Sarpy County: The Papillion Community Foundation received a grant to help bring the community a much-needed green space to feed, engage, educate and promote healthy living for all. This unique project strengthens the community by confronting food insecurity, expanding students’ educational opportunities, and providing local families with access to sustainable, locally grown food.

A group of people from the Cook Children’s Health Foundation


Fort Worth Data Center

Fort Worth County: The Cook Children’s Health Foundation used their grant to help fund a program providing immediate medical help for students and less time away from work for parents.

A group of people at the STEAMPOSIUM in Madison County - Alabama


Huntsville Data Center

Madison County: A Data Center Community Action Grant helped the 100 Black Men of Greater Huntsville, Inc. host a STEAMPOSIUM Fair to expose teens to various STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) career opportunities. At the fair, they provided educational and exciting hands-on activities, as well as an opportunity for participants to have one-on-one conversations with leading experts in the fields.

Computers on the table at the Henrico community center - Virginia


Henrico Data Center

Henrico County: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond opened their teen and community center with the support of Meta’s grant, which allowed them to build a sound studio, digital media center and art lab. The center isn’t just a safe place for teens to go after school; it provides access to programming that helps teens discover their strengths and future career pathways.

Two people traveling over a bridge through Meath, Ireland - one on foot and the other in a wheelchair


Clonee Data Centre

County Meath: The Irish Wheelchair Association is providing technology and programs for developing skills, creativity and collaboration in Meath. Funds from the grant will be used for 3D printing equipment, allowing service users to develop new skills, express creativity, and work toward setting up a small social enterprise. The program will benefit young people with disabilities in social interaction, increasing alertness and focus, promoting inclusion, and positively influencing their quality of life.

How it works

Grant applications will be accepted by eligible organizations in communities where Meta has an operational data center (see community list below).

The 2022 grants cycle closed on October 21, 2022. Grants will be announced in spring 2023.

Learn more about how our grant application process works

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