General Operating Support Grants

General operating support grants may be used to cover day-to-day activities or ongoing expenses such as administrative salaries, utilities, office supplies, technology maintenance, etc., as well as for project costs, capital, technology purchases, and professional development. Search grants including General Operating Support grants»

To be eligible to apply for a general operating support grant, an organization must:

  • ascribe to these principles of best practice relative to nonprofit governance, finance, public disclosure, and programming;
  • have been a recipient of a Dyson Foundation project grant within the past three years (receiving a MAP mini-grant does not meet this criteria);
  • have a mission and programs consistent with core funding interests of the Dyson Foundation;
  • have at least three years of stable executive leadership 


General operating support grants are aligned with the organization's fiscal year. Organizations applying to the Dyson Foundation for general operating support for the first time must submit an initial letter of inquiry no later than six months prior to the start of their fiscal year. 

Colleges and universities, hospitals, faith-based organizations, and organizations with annual budgets in excess of $15 million dollars are not eligible to apply for general operating support grants.

How to Apply for Dyson Foundation funding.