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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
- Schools may apply for multiple grants. All other organizations are limited to one application per cycle.
- The project must have demonstrable metrics that can be publicly reported.
- Funds are intended to be used within one year of the grant award date.
- Recipients are asked to provide a report on how the funds are being used and their impact in the community.
The 2022 grants cycle closed on October 21, 2022. Grants will be announced in spring 2023.