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28 Apr

Rose Foundation – Consumer Privacy Rights Fund

  Grant Amount: $150,000


The Rose Foundation is accepting applications to the Consumer Privacy Rights Fund.
This grant cycle seeks proposals that advance consumer privacy rights in the state of California. Proposals seeking general support or which are conducted nationally or across multiple states are also eligible if they have a clearly articulated benefit to Californians in particular.
It is anticipated taht eligible proposals may include, but not be limited to, the following issues or focus areas; preference will be given to proposals which focus on these, or similar, areas:
  • Recording or monitoring conversations without consent, including wiretapping or illegal recording.
  • Collection or use of people’s personal data without their consent, including personal data related to teh COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Surveillance and other intrusive behaviors, including surveillance of protestors, and surveillance technologies such as facial recognition software and cell-site simulators (“stingrays”).
  • Transparency with regards to the decision-making and use of personal data in artificial intelligence (AI).
  • General support for organizations that are primarily or wholly dedicated to advancing consumer privacy rights in California.
More information regarding project strategies, activities, and preferences is available in the full RFP document.
A webinar that briefly presents the key information in the 2021 RFP, plus a chance to ask questions about this grant cycle to the Program Officer and Executive Director, will be held on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 from 1-2pm Pacific Time.


Applicant must meet all of the following criteria in order to qualify for this fund:
The applicant must demonstrate expertise in consumer education or advocacy, especially related to consumer privacy rights.

The applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Nonprofit colleges, universities, university clinics and graduate programs are eligible to apply, but university overhead is limited to 5% of the grant award.

An applicant's principal place of business must be located in the United States.

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