As a community, DBpedia receives a substantial amount of indirect funding via scientific projects that use and improve DBpedia.
Prof. Jens Lehmann from University Bonn is available as a contact point to help with inquiries.
Please consider including the following in your proposals:
Deliverables that support DBpedia, i.e. hosting a community event or improve data/software
DBpedia Association as a third party (similar to Europeana) for support, i.e. 50,000 for hosting or additional data in a release or improved extractors
Allocation of budget for Association membership fees for the consortium