Grants

NEA Big Read Grants - Deadline: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Focus
Community-Based Programs
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
January 26, 2017
Notes

NEA Big Read is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2017 and June 2018. NEA Big Read is a national program that broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

A Big Read is a month-long series of programs centered around one NEA Big Read book. Programs should include a kickoff, a keynote, book discussions, and other artistic events to foster engagement with the selected title and encourage reading.

Organizations selected to participate in the program receive a grant, educational and promotional materials, and access to online training resources and opportunities. Approximately 75 organizations from across the country will be selected.

Funding ranges from $5,000 to $20,000

We are proud to announce the addition of 13 new titles to the Big Read list this year!

Visit http://www.neabigread.org/application_process.php for more information.

Questions? Call Arts Midwest at 612.238.8010 or email neabigread@artsmidwest.org.

Jesse H. Shera Awards for Research - Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Focus
Research
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
January 31, 2017
Notes

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association is inviting submissions for two awards named for Jesse H. Shera. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2017.

 
The Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research is given to the author(s) of a research article published in English during the calendar year and nominated by any member of LRRT or by editors of research journals in the field of library and information studies. Please visit the award page for more information and criteria.
 
The Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research is designed to provide recognition for dissertation research employing exemplary research design and methods relating in at least a general way to library studies. The award is restricted to research designs that have been approved by the doctoral candidate’s dissertation committee and that are about to be employed or are in the initial stage of use. Completed research is not eligible for consideration. Please visit the award page for more information and criteria.
 
2017 AASL Awards - Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Focus
School Libraries
Target
School
Deadline
February 1, 2017
Notes

 Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2017 awards season are now available. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves to be lauded for their outstanding talent and dedication to the profession as part of this prestigious program. AASL awards and grants recognize excellence and showcase best practices in the school library field in categories that include collaboration, leadership and innovation.

Applications are now open for:

  • the Distinguished Service Award, $3,000, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, which recognizes an individual member of the library profession who has, over a significant period of time, made an outstanding national contribution to school librarianship and school library development;

  • the ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant, up to $1,750, sponsored by ABC-CLIO, which is given to school library associations that are AASL affiliates for planning and implementing leadership programs at the state, regional or local levels;

  • the Collaborative School Library Award, $2,500, sponsored by Upstart, which recognizes and encourages collaboration and partnerships between school librarians and teachers in meeting goals outlined in “Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs” through joint planning of a program, unit or event in support of the curriculum and using media center resources;

  • the Distinguished School Administrator Award, $2,000, sponsored by ProQuest, which is given to a school administrator who has made worthy contributions to the operations of an exemplary school library and to advancing the role of the school library in the educational program;

  • the Frances Henne Award, $1,250, sponsored by ABC-CLIO, which enables a school librarian with five or fewer years in the field to attend an ALA Annual Conference or AASL National Conference for the first time;

  • the Innovative Reading Grant, $2,500, sponsored by Capstone, is designed to fund literacy projects for grades K-9 that promote the importance of reading and facilitate literacy development by supporting current reading research, practice and policy;

  • the Intellectual Freedom Award, $2,000 to the winner and $1,000 to the school library of the winner’s choice, sponsored by ProQuest, which is given for upholding the principles of intellectual freedom as set forth by AASL and the ALA;

  • the Inspire Collection Development Grant, up to $5,000 per award, sponsored by Marina “Marney” Welmers, provides funding for public middle or high schools to extend, update, and diversify their book, online, subscription and/or software collections in order to realize sustainable improvement in student achievement;

  • the Inspire Special Event Grant, up to $2,000 per award, sponsored by Marina “Marney” Welmers, provides funding for public middle or high schools to create new or enhance existing extracurricular activities in order to increase student academic achievement;

  • the Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award, $2,000, a $5,000 book donation from and up to $1,000 in reimbursement towards travel and housing to attend the AASL awards presentation at the ALA Annual Conference; sponsored by Penguin Random House, the award recognizes AASL members who have collaboratively designed a lesson, event, or course of study on social justice exemplified by a character from Roald Dahl’s books;

  • The Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries, $3,000 for project implementation and $2,000 for both the school librarian and school official (or volunteer parent) to attend the AASL national conference or the ALA Annual Conference; sponsored by Jay Toor, provides funding support for the creation and implementation of a local public awareness/marketing campaign that promotes and positions their school library as a necessary resource in the community.

Applications or nominations are due Feb. 1, 2017. All applications will close at 4:30 p.m. CST on the day of the deadline.

Applicants are encouraged to read all award and grant criteria on the AASL website before applying. Rating sheets are provided to give applicants an understanding of the items the award committee will use to base their scores. Questions about the application process should be directed to Shannon Carter at scarter@ala.org.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.

2017 Bookapalooza Program - Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Focus
Library Service to Children
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
February 1, 2017
Notes

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2017 Bookapalooza Program. This program offers select libraries a collection of materials to be used in a way that creatively enhances their library service to children and families. The materials are primarily for children age birth through 14 and include newly published books, videos, audio books and recordings from children’s trade publishers.

Each applicant will be judge on the following:

  • The degree of need in the community;
  • The degree of need of the library where the materials will be used;
  • The extent to which the materials will improve service to children in the community;
  • The extent to which the plan for using the materials is creative and innovative;
  • The clarity and effectiveness of the plan to make the materials available;
  • The clarity and effectiveness of the statement of need.
  • Applicants must be personal members of ALSC, as well as ALA members to apply. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2017. For more information about the award requirements and submitting the online application please visit the Bookapalooza Web page.

For more information and to apply, go to:  http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2016/11/alsc-now-accepting-applic...

AASL Innovative Reading Grant - Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Focus
School Libraries
Target
School
Deadline
February 1, 2017
Notes

The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, is accepting applications from school librarians for its AASL Innovative Reading Grant program. A single grant in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded to support the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program that motivates and encourages children to read more. The proposed project should promote the importance of reading and facilitate literacy development by supporting current reading research, practice, and policy. In addition, the project must be specifically designed for children (grades K-9) in a school library setting, encourage innovative ways to involve children in reading, and demonstrate potential to impact student learning.

To be eligible, applicants must be a member of AASL. (Note: the grant recipient also may be invited to write an article that describes his or her project and includes learnings and recommendations so that others may replicate its success.) See the AASL website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award - Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017
Focus
Fundraising
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
February 3, 2017
Notes

The American Library Association is accepting applications through Feb. 3, 2017 for the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award.

The Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award recognizes an innovative, creative, well-organized project which successfully generated new income, in any amount, from alternative sources, such as individual gifts, foundations, endowments, "challenge" grants and related efforts. Academic, public and school libraries are eligible to apply. The winner receives a $2,500 award and a 24k gold-framed citation.

Applications are due Feb. 3, 2017.  For additional information, contact Linda Kopecky, Award Jury Chair, lkopecky@uwm.edu or Cheryl Malden, ALA Governance Office, cmalden@ala.org.

Potential applicants can see a list of past winners at :  http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/210/all_years

Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant - Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017
Focus
Research
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
February 10, 2017
Notes

The American Library Association’s Office for Research and Statistics is accepting applications from innovative researchers for the annual Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant. The $3,000 grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct research, over the course of one year, that could lead to an improvement in services to any specified group of people.

 
The proposed project will aim to answer a question of vital importance to the library community that is national in scope. Among the review panel criteria are:
  • originality of the research question(s);
  • a clearly defined research problem;
  • innovative quality of the project and/or use of technology in a new way;
  • cooperative nature of the project;
  • institutional commitment to the project;
  • practical value of the project for library users.
 
Any ALA member may apply, and the Jury would welcome projects that involve both a practicing librarian and a researcher.
 
Deadline for submissions is Feb. 10, 2017. The jury will announce the award by late March. 
 
The Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant is funded by the American Library Association.
 
For more information about the grant, carefully read the information on how to submit proposals and requirements of the recipient(s) at http://www.ala.org/offices/ors/orsawards/baberresearchgrant/babercarroll
ASCLA Achievement and Recognition Awards - Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017
Focus
Exceptional Library Professionals
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
February 10, 2017
Notes

Members are encouraged to nominate their colleagues and peers to recognize exceptional library professionals that make a difference in improving the lives of the people they serve.

ASCLA/Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) National Organization on Disability (NOD) Award
Awarded to a library organization that has provided services for people with disabilities. The award recognizes an innovative and well-organized project which successfully developed or expanded services for people with disabilities. The award can be for a specific service(s) program or for a library that has made their total services more accessible through changing physical and/or attitudinal barriers. $1,000* and a citation. Sponsored by Keystone Systems, Inc.

Francis Joseph Campbell Award
Awarded to a person or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of library service for the blind and physically handicapped. This contribution may take the form of an imaginative and constructive program in a particular library; a recognized contribution to the national library program for blind persons; creative participation in library associations or organizations that advance reading for the blind; a significant publication or writing in the field; imaginative contribution to library administration, reference, circulation, selection, acquisitions, or technical services; or any activity of recognized importance. A medal and a citation.

ASCLA Exceptional Service Award
To recognize exceptional service to patients, to the homebound, to people of all ages who live in group homes or residences, and to inmates, as well as to recognize professional leadership, effective interpretation of programs, pioneering activity, and significant research of experimental projects. A citation.

ASCLA Leadership & Professional Achievement Award
This prestigious award is presented to one or more ASCLA members (personal or organizational) exemplifying leadership and achievement in one or more of the following areas: consulting, library cooperation, networking, statewide services and programs and state library development. A citation.

Cathleen Bourdon Service Award
This award is presented to an ASCLA personal member for outstanding service and leadership to the division. The award recognizes sustained leadership and exceptional service through participation in activities which have enhanced the stature, reputation, and overall strength of ASCLA; and representation of ASCLA to other appropriate organizations, institutions, or governmental agencies. A citation.

ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies, specialized libraries and cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed. Our division’s work centers on member-driven interest groups that represent the diversity and important work of our engaged and active members. Find out more about ASCLA at www.ala.org/ascla.

Creating Humanities Communities - Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Focus
collaboration between agencies to benefit communities
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
February 15, 2017
Notes

The National Endowment for Humanities foundation is sponsoring a grant program called Creating Humanities Communities.  The program "...provides matching grants to help stimulate and proliferate meaningful humanities activities in states and U.S. territories underserved by NEH’s grantmaking divisions and offices. Grantees will use the funds to establish and undertake new humanities programs.  The goal of these grants is to make connections between organizations that will foster community cohesion on a local or regional level. Applicants may define community in a variety of ways (by focusing, for example, on a place such as a village or town, or on a common interest or a common theme), and the programs that the cooperating institutions carry out together must aim to enhance the importance of the humanities in people’s lives."

For additional information, click here.

Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award - Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Focus
History
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
February 15, 2017
Notes

The American Library Association's Office for Research and Statistics is now accepting applications for Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award, an award recognizing the best essay written in English on library history. The award is named in honor of the distinguished 19th-Century librarian, historian and bibliographer who was also ALA's first president. It consists of a certificate and a $500 cash award, as well as an invitation to have the winner's essay considered for publication in Information & Culture: A Journal of History. If the winning essay is accepted for publication, additional revisions may be required.  

 
Manuscripts submitted should not be previously published, previously submitted for publication or under consideration for publication or another award. To be considered, essays should embody original historical research on a significant topic in library history, be based on primary sources whenever possible and use good English composition and superior style. The Library History Round Table is particularly interested in works that place the subject within its broader historical, social, cultural and political context and make interdisciplinary connections with print culture and information studies.
 
Essays should be organized in a form similar to that of articles published in Information & Culture: A Journal of History, with footnotes, spelling and punctuation conforming to the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Papers should not exceed thirty-five typewritten, double-spaced pages (plus footnotes and bibliography).
 
Applicants must send five copies of the manuscript or submit electronically. The name and other information identifying the author should appear only on a separate cover letter. Applications must be received by Feb. 15, 2017.  The application deadline is firm and any submissions received after the deadline will not be forwarded to the committee.  Receipt will be confirmed with four business days.
Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant - Deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Focus
Professional Development
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
February 15, 2017
Notes

The ALA Learning Round Table will award up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.  The award recipient will be required to share their new learning with other Round Table members in some way (newsletter, blog, list serv, etc.).  Applicants do not have to be ALA members to apply.  Applicants must respond to this Survey Monkey questionnaire by February 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST. 

This grant, named after our much admired past-president, the late Pat Carterette, is designed to honor her passion for professional development in the field of library and information sciences. A former staff development and continuing education coordinator, Pat believed in quality library service, leadership development, and continual learning.  

Please note: The maximum grant amount is $1,000 (with receipts). Any costs above this will be the responsibility of the participant.  In addition to the financial award, the recipient will also be provided with a member of LRT, who will serve as a personal "Career Development Mentor" throughout the award year.  The recipient will be notified in May of 2017.

Applicants must respond to the Survey Monkey questionnaire located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017PCGrant

 

Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants - Deadline: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Focus
Collection Development
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
February 21, 2017
Notes

Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Awarded by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee, the grant program provides books submitted for consideration for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards to libraries and other organizations to expand their collections. Each year, three organizations that demonstrate need and potential benefit from receiving the collection are selected. All three libraries will receive copies of more than 40 titles submitted for consideration for the 2017 awards, including a full set of the 2017 winner and honor titles.

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 21, 2017, and winners will be announced by mid-April.

For more information, and to apply, please visit www.ala.org/csk  and click on Book Donation Grant.

ALA Scholarship Program - Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Focus
Advancing the librarian profession
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
March 1, 2017
Notes

The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master's degree level.

Scholarships range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  They include scholarships for students who are interested in Children's Librarianship, Youth Librarianship, Federal Librarianship, new media and Library Automation.  In addition, there are also scholarships available for minorities, persons with disabilities and people who are already employed in libraries but do not have an MLS. 

To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must attend a master’s level program in library and information science that has been accredited by the ALA.

For more information and to apply, visit:http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships

PR Xchange Awards - Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Focus
Promotional Materials
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
March 15, 2017
Notes

Libraries everywhere are creating exciting promotional materials:  newsletters, program announcements, reading celebrations, advocacy materials, fundraising messages and much more. Now is the time to receive recognition for your library’s amazing work. The call for materials for the 2017 PR Xchange Awards competition is now open.

Read about the 2017 PR Xchange Awards Competition http://www.prxchangeawards.org

Submit your materials online by March 15, 2017: http://www.tinyurl.com/2017-prxchange-awards-prop

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions : http://tinyurl.com/2017-PRXchange-Awards-FAQ

Need more information? Please contact the PR Xchange Awards co-chairs Mark Aaron Polger and Lesli Baker at prxchange.awards@gmail.com.

 

About the PR Xchange Awards Competition

The 2017 PR Xchange Awards Competition recognizes the very best public relations materials produced by libraries in the past year. The PR Xchange Awards Competition is sponsored by the Public Relations and Marketing Section (PRMS) of the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The PR Xchange Awards Competition is overseen by the PR Xchange Committee.

Selection Criteria

This year’s competition will recognize original materials produced during the 2016 calendar year.  Entries will be evaluated based on content, originality, and design by a team of experts in marketing, public relations, graphic design, and communications, who select the winner(s) in each category. Judging will be in the Greater New York City area for 2017. Please contact prxchange.awards@gmail.com if you are interested in being one of the volunteer judges. If you decide to become a volunteer judge, then you cannot submit materials this year.

Submit Your Work

Please complete the online submission form (http://tinyurl.com/2017-prxchange-awards-prop) for each entry by March 15, 2017. Each library may submit a maximum of 5 entries. If you are submitting a printed work, you must print out the confirmation email and mail it along with 3 hard copies of the work to:

2017 PR Xchange Awards Competition

c/o Mark Aaron Polger

70 East 10th street, apt. 6F

New York, NY 10003

Hard copies must be postmarked by the March 15, 2017 deadline. Submissions that are born digital should be submitted as electronic submissions.

Electronic submissions do not require a printed copy to be mailed out.

Winners

Winners will be notified in early May 2017.

FY18 Adult Literacy Grants - Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Focus
Adult Literacy
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
March 15, 2017
Notes

 

Literacy grants enable educational agencies to provide reading, writing, math, and/or English language instruction to adults who lack basic academic skills enabling them to fully engage in family, work and community roles. The Illinois State Library's Adult Literacy grant programs are divided into the following three categories of service to address the different needs of the low-literate population:

  • Adult Volunteer Literacy
    Adult Volunteer Literacy programs utilizes volunteer tutors to provide one-on-one instruction for adults who want to improve their reading, math, writing and language skills.
  • Penny Severns Family Literacy
    Family Literacy programs equip parents and their children, together and separately, to improve their basic reading, math, writing or language skills.
  • Workplace Skills Enhancement
    The educational needs of working adults are met through Workplace Skills Enhancement programs, which provide on-site basic skills learning opportunities at their workplace.

Fore more information, visit the Illinois State Library's website: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/literacy/adultlit-...

 

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Mini-Grants Program - Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017
Focus
Youth
Target
Public, School
Deadline
March 31, 2017
Notes

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers Mini-Grants to public schools, public libraries, and public preschool programs in the United States and its territories.

Grants of up to $500 are provided for projects that foster creative expression, working together, and interaction with a diverse community.

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants have been used in a number of successful school and library programs, including:

  • an ongoing pen pal project bringing together disparate communities;
  • a multicultural portrait project;
  • an art project culminating in an art show, a mural, or a quilt;
  • bookmaking;
  • creating and performing a puppet show;
  • an intergenerational journal or activity;
  • a theater production;
  • a newspaper or other publication;
  • an intergenerational activity; and,
  • a program that brings disparate communities together.

Grants are not provided for general operating or administrative costs, salaries, or fees.

Private schools, parochial schools, and charter schools are not eligible to apply.

For additional information, and an application, click http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-mini-grant-program-for-public-libraries-public-schools/

Focus
Various
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
Ongoing
Notes

Harvey Firestone, Jr. Foundation
2000 Brush Street
Suite 440
Detroit, MI
48226

Phone: 313-961-0500

Primary Contact:
Ms. Christine Jaggi

Geographic Scope:
Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island

Type of Organization: Foundation

Total Annual Giving:  $6,003,000

Grant Range: $500 - $105,000

Average Grant: $500 - $5,000

Grant Details:
Occasionally, much larger grants are made.

Eligibility Requirements:
Nonprofit organizations

Application Deadlines:
None

Areas of Interest:
The Harvey Firestone, Jr. Foundation gives to nonprofit organizations primarily in the states of Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island.

The Foundation main areas of interest include:

  • arts and culture, including museums;
  • Christian churches and organizations;
  • education;
  • environment;
  • hospitals;
  • human services; and,
  • libraries.

Types of support include general operating and project support.

The Foundation does not give to individuals.

Application Procedures:
Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request. Applicants should also include a copy of the IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status and the most recent financial statement.

The H.W. Wilson Foundation - Deadline: Ongoing
Focus
Libraries & higher education institutions
Target
Public, Academic
Deadline
Ongoing
Notes

The H. W. Wilson Foundation
420 Lexington Avenue
Suite 2450
New York, NY
10170

Phone: 212-972-6490
Url: http://www.thwwf.org

Primary Contact:  Mr. William Stanton, Executive Director

Grant Range: $500 - $100,000

Average Grant: $10,000

Eligibility Requirements:  Libraries and higher education institutions

Application Deadlines:  None. Requests are reviewed monthly.

Areas of Interest:
The H. W. Wilson Foundation primarily provides support for libraries and programs associated with libraries.

The Foundation also provides support for higher education institutions offering advanced library science degrees, including scholarship programs for library science students.

Grants are not made for buildings, operating funds, or endowments.

Application Procedures:
Interested applicants should submit a written request that includes a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request.

Awesomeness in the Universe - Deadline: Ongoing
Focus
Innovative practices
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
Ongoing
Notes

The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences is a worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding "awesomeness in the universe." Established in 2009, the foundation distributes a series of monthly $1,000 grants to projects and their creators. The money is pooled from ten or more self-organizing “micro-trustees." The chapters are autonomous and organized by the trustees around geographic areas or topics of interest.
Awesome projects range from public artwork to mobile applications to scientific experiments. Projects are not strictly defined, but tend to challenge and expand our understanding of individual and communal potential. They should also bring communities together, casting aside social inhibitions and boundaries for a moment, however temporary. Grants are provided with no strings attached, and the foundation claims no ownership over the projects it supports.
Chapters are divided by geography and by topic of interest. While specifying a chapter to apply to is not necessary (all chapters can view the applications received by all other chapters), many chapters show a preference for local projects.
The Awesome Foundation is open to all people and organizations. There are no prerequisites to apply. For complete program guidelines and application instructions, as well as examples of previously funded projects, see the Awesome Foundation website.

The Lisa Libraries - Deadline: Ongoing
Focus
Children's books
Target
Public, School
Deadline
Ongoing
Notes

The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas.

For additional information, click here -- http://www.lisalibraries.org/

 

Focus
Kids' Health and Education
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
Ongoing
Notes

For libraries that have access to 501(c)3 status, if you plan an event (such as your Summer Reading program), and your local Kohls store is able to send five of their associates to volunteer at the event, your library will get help with conducting the event, AND as $500 check from Kohls!  More information can be found at http://aia.kohls.com.  To schedule an event, contact your local Kohls store.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation - Deadline: Ongoing
Focus
Educated Kids
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
Ongoing
Notes

For additional information about the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, what types of programs it supports, and how to apply for a grant, click here.

TechSoup - Deadline: Ongoing
Focus
Technology
Target
Public
Deadline
Ongoing
Notes

"TechSoup has the products you need to maximize your technology services to your community. Whether you're looking to upgrade your public access computers, seeking new software, or searching for a way to keep your technology secure, TechSoup's donation program can help you make it happen. We also have a wide range of content and free webinars tailored especially for public libraries on
http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/ "

Lowe's Small Grants - Deadline: Ongoing
Focus
non-educational focused projects
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
Ongoing
Notes

"The small grants program is an outlet for organizations seeking smaller-scale assistance for non-educational focused projects. These grants range from $100 to $2,000. Small grant project requests must also fit within the Giving Guidelines. These requests are received on a rolling basis, with no specific cycle dates. Please note that grant funds are distributed as Lowe’s gift cards.

For questions contact community@lowes.com or visit our FAQ’s."

For additional information, click here -- http://responsibility.lowes.com/apply-for-a-grant/

Banterra Banks - Deadline: Ongoing
Focus
Community support
Target
Public, School, Special, Academic
Deadline
Ongoing
Notes

From the Banterra website:  At Banterra, we understand the importance of service and taking care of our community. That's probably because we understand that our business is about relationships, meeting customers needs, and doing what we can to improve our neighborhoods.

While limited, we can often help with sponsorships, donations or volunteers for charity and community events. If interested, fill out a sponsorship or donation form and return it to your local branch for consideration.

To find the mentioned form, click here, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on "donation".

Focus
Construction and facilities
Target
Public
Deadline
Ongoing
Notes

"This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings."  For additional information, click here.

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