How we work
How we make grants
Rigorously designed programs based on facts and science and with a view to achieving quantifiable outcomes that focus on following categories will be funded.
- Digital Inclusion: Using digital technologies for development.
E.g. Community development through ICT; Using technology to serve people with disabilities )
- Disaster Preparedness and Response
- Environmental Conservation
- Heritage and Culture
- Empowering Neglected Segments
- Strategic relationships with stakeholders
To be eligible for Dialog’s funding or in-kind assistance, projects should meet the following criteria:
- Have a clear, long-term objective
- Should be aligned with Dialog’s corporate responsibility outreach objectives
- Should benefit a significant number of people in the local community
- Should either be a legally registered charity organization, government school, government hospital or a local authority-administered village centre*.
- All Requests should be written or endorsed by the Head of Organisation.
- Should be able to present a budget/material utilisation plan
- Should be able to report the progress/results at regular intervals
What we do not fund
- Requests from individuals.
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion or any other ascriptive identities.
- Funds to pay down operating deficits or loans
One-off events that are not sustainable or do not have any long-term impact
- Projects or institutions receiving support from direct or indirect competitors of Dialog
- Fundraisers for purposes other than raising awareness or funding a cause falling under categories mentioned in Section 2. (However, the request will be rejected unless the event is organised directly by or with direct involvement of the recipient organisation and a satisfactory budget is presented with a commitment to minimum percentage of proceeds going to the cause).
- Religious causes
- To/events organised by political parties, candidates or political programmes
- To/events organised by fraternal or civic organizations that exclude other members of the community
- Programs designed to promote religious or political doctrines or personalities
- Programs outside the geographic markets we serve