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Grant Review Committee

Are you passionate about supporting deaf nonprofits and their work? DOF is accepting applications through August 9th from interested deaf community members with a range of nonprofit experience to join our grant review committee. 

Selected committee members will evaluate grant applications for the 2025 funding cycle this Fall.
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Video Description:
Sasha Ponappa, a brown deaf woman with shoulder-length wavy hair and a black shirt, sits in front of a table with assorted wall art, plants, and books behind her.   

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Thank you for your interest in applying to join Deaf Organizations Fund’s Grant Review Committee. Before applying, please look at the DOF website to learn more about the vision, experience needed, and expectations for the committee.

2024 Dash a Success!

This year’s Dash for Deaf Organizations has ended, with a total of over $11,600 raised in support of deaf-centric nonprofits nationwide.

We thank all Dashers, MANOS3Nation ambassadors, sponsors, fundraisers, and donors for their incredible support!

2024 Dash a Success!

This year’s Dash for Deaf Organizations has ended, with a total of over $11,600 raised in support of deaf-centric nonprofits nationwide.

We thank all Dashers, MANOS3Nation ambassadors, sponsors, fundraisers, and donors for their incredible support!
The video opens on a navy blue backdrop. On the left side is text: “Impact Grant for Deaf Organizations” and two multi-color ASL illustrations of people signing “impact” and “organizations.” On the right side is text: “2024 Recipients” and a list of organizations: Atomic Hands, Deaf Equity, DEAF, Inc., Deaf Spotlight, HEARD, and Off-The-Grid Missions. Video transitions into a series of vertical split screen clips featuring the representative(s) of each organization signing the organization’s name on the left, and on the right is text, “2024 Recipient” with each organization’s logo. Video closes with a navy-blue backdrop. DOF’s logo is sandwiched by text: “Made possible by” and “donors like you!”

2024 Impact Grant for Deaf Organizations

We are thrilled to award unrestricted grants for the first time in our grantmaking journey to six deaf-centric nonprofits. We look forward to the continued evolution of the grant program to best fit our grantees' needs!
Learn more about the 2024 Grantees
“Deaf Organizations Fund is a critical partner in our work. With a shared language and cultural understanding, they are able to support deaf services in unique ways. They are also implementing innovative, restorative approaches to philanthropy with potential to generate widespread change.“

– DOF Grantee, Aracelia Aguilar with DeafHope

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Join DOF’s Impact Call

DOF’s Spring Impact Call is on March 13th at 11AM PT / 2PM ET. Learn more about our grantmaking journey and efforts to shift the needle in philanthropy for deaf organizations.

This Zoom call is open to everyone, and will be facilitated in American Sign Language. English voice interpreting and captioning services will be provided.
Click here to RSVP

A navy blue backdrop with the title “2024 Spring Impact Call” in teal text with “Deaf Organizations Fund” in rose text next to a multi-color illustration of a person signing “Impact.” Two headshots appear in bottom right corner: Sasha Ponappa, a brown woman in blue dress, and Avi Haimowitz, a white woman in pink top.

The video has three screens for the duration of the call. On the right side is a screen of Sasha Ponappa, a brown woman wearing glasses and a black outfit, sitting in front of artwork and plants. Below Sasha is a screen of Avi Haimowitz, a white woman wearing glasses in a black outfit, sitting in front of a bookshelf with potted plants and books. The presentation slides appear on the left side of the screen, with a teal DOF logo on the bottom left corner.

For full transcript and description of each slide, click here: https://bit.ly/DOFSpringCall

DOF’s Impact Call

The DOF team hosted the first ever live Impact Call detailing our grantmaking journey and efforts to shift the needle in philanthropy for deaf organizations.
Watch the Recorded Call

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Please note that this video references CSD Unites Community Foundation, which is now known as Deaf Organizations Fund, fiscally sponsored by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Communication Service for the Deaf.

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Deaf Organizations Fund, formerly known as CSD Unites Community Foundation, is fiscally sponsored by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD).
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