NOTE: THIS GRANT PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.
The Ludus Project Grant may be awarded to US-based nonprofit organizations working on research or education projects that involve digital literacy, games-based learning (GBL), serious games, persuasive games, or games for health. Grants may be up to $5,000 per project. Note: At this time we are not funding proposals for buying computer hardware or game consoles.
To apply, please email us an application. Please include:
- A description of the organization, the project, and the people doing the work (up to 100 words).
- Your goals and how you’ll measure progress (up to 250 words).
- A basic schedule (up to 100 words).
- A basic project budget (up to 100 words and a spreadsheet). Be sure to include any other sources of funding. We give extra credit if you have funding from other sources.
- A description of your plans to share what you learn from this project (a conference, paper, or presentation–up to 250 words). We give extra credit for sharing.
The Foundation, in its sole discretion, will award grants up to $5,000 to qualified public charitable and educational organizations to promote innovative education projects.
Grantees will be required to establish their status as a public charity by providing an IRS Determination letter or its equivalent. The foundation does not award grants to individuals, foreign organizations, private foundations or for lobbying or political purposes. As of June 8, 2012, the Foundation will not authorize payment of indirect costs for Ludus Project grants.
Due to the volume of requests, proposals may be declined by a formal decision letter or by inaction on the part of the Foundation.