Resiliency Grant Program

Internet Society Foundation

Relevent Country: United States of America

The Internet Society Foundation is seeking applications for Resiliency Program to support projects that increase network resiliency in communities prone to natural disasters, so that these communities will be better able to prepare for and withstand the effects of natural disasters on Internet connectivity.

The Resiliency Program is one component of the Foundation’s RARE (Resiliency & Responding to Emergencies) Program, which seeks to help communities enhance preparedness and build Internet resiliency when faced with adverse events such as national disasters.


  • Ensure readiness of local communities to maintain or repair Internet connectivity.
  • Re-establish Internet connectivity for communities affected by natural and climate-related disasters.

Funding Information

  • Grants of $250,000 to $500,000 USD will be awarded for 12-month projects.
  • Demonstrated capacity to manage grant awards up to $500,000.

Eligibility Criteria

The specific requirements for the Resiliency Program are:

  • Organizations with 501(c)(3) or equivalent status that have a mission that is aligned to that of the Internet Society
  • Prior experience with Internet resiliency and or reconnection projects
  • Prior experience working on global projects or projects that are multi-national
  • Prior experience working in disaster management, emergency response, or recovery
  • Have a legal registration of 501(c)(3) status  OR equivalent. (Before granting funding to an organization, the Foundation will verify this equivalence).
  • Is aligned with the goals and activities of the Internet Society (ISOC), the organization supported by the Foundation
  • Have an official bank account in their name (in accordance with their legal registration).