The 2019 project funding cycle is open!

Deadline to apply is April 15, 2019

Regional Cooperation

We require regional cooperation where you work with 1-2 other countries near your country.


Watch the video to learn more.

How long is the project?
12 months
When does the project start?
July 2019
How much is the funding?
$10,000 USD

The project topic must be in one or more of these areas:

advocacy and Deaf awareness
inter-regional cooperation and development
women empowerment and development
youth leadership and capacity building

Who can apply for support – in order of priority:

1. Deaf organizations/businesses run by and for Deaf people

2. Deaf schools that partner with Deaf Associations for projects

3. Disabled Peoples Organizations that work with Deaf people

4. Hearing organizations that work with Deaf people

Review the Application FAQ for more details

Application Form

The project funding application is a fillable PDF where you type text directly in the yellow section boxes and in the fixed tables.

Click here to download the 2019 project application!

All yellow sections must be finished!

** You will get an alert if it is not finished, click the OK button on the alert or the ENTER (return) key on your keyboard. **

Any applications with blank sections will not be accepted.

Finished the application?
Email it to [email protected]

If your documents are not in English, you will be asked to provide English translations; we accept unofficial translations, including those made with Google Translate

How to use this Funding Page



Click here to show & hide the transcript with descriptions

[Description: A woman faces directly at the camera. She is standing with a blue background. She is signing the following paragraphs]


Welcome to the Mill Neck Application website, available in English text and sign language!


MNI trains organizations how to plan, manage and evaluate a project from beginning to end, from the initial request for funding until the final evaluation of their programming. MNI trainers will walk with you through the process using project manuals.


The goal is for MNI to train partners to become independent, self-sufficient and models of good development practice for other organizations in their region.


The Mill Neck Foundation awards grants to organizations striving to improve the lives of Deaf people worldwide.


Below, you will find a complete guideline and instructions on how to apply. It is best to begin at the beginning and it is probably best to read and watch each section in numbered order.


BUT, you don’t have to. You will see at the bottom of each webpage all of the sections listed. You can go from 2.1 to 2.2 to 2.3, for example. Or if you want, you can go from 2.1 directly to 2.3. You can open and close this website, return and begin anywhere you want. To download the application, please go to 3.0 and the manuals in 3.1 and 3.2. Good luck!

Learn about Applying for Funding

Learn about Writing the Proposal

Download the Application & Manuals

Fillable PDF

Filling out an application form
Front Cover of Project Planning Manual
project planning workshop manual