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Sponsor

Closing Date


Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries. The 10 libraries that are selected will receive two days of onsite consultation by advocacy experts, who will help friends of the library groups, library directors and trustees develop individual blueprints for advocacy campaigns to restore, increase or save threatened library budgets. As part of the grant, a Citizens-Save-Libraries Power Guide that lays out a step-by-step blueprint for libraries to follow in generating advocacy campaigns is available to all libraries at no cost. The Power Guide is available. Details Neal-Schuman Foundation 4/15/2014

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions,such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials. Details NEH 5/1/2014

Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust. Innovative programs that promote reading for pleasure for young adults. Applications that feature new or creative programs will receive special consideration over those
simply seeking funds for collection development or for a book discussion group. Details

Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust

Ongoing


$100 of Free Books. Every month, Enslow Publishers, Inc. chooses a winner to receive $100 worth of any Enslow titles. Books are available for K-12. For a chance to win, entrants must fill out an online form. (No purchase necessary.) Details

Enslow Publishers, Inc.

Ongoing


The mission of Bank of the West's Charitable Investments Program is to help meet the needs of the communities we serve by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving quality of life, particularly for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Our focus is, job training and vocational programs, including literacy and basic-skills education, for low- to moderate-income adults and programs that promote civic engagement. Details

Bank of the West

Ongoing


Emerald Research Grant Awards. This grant is awarded to individuals seeking support to conduct research in business librarianship. Details

Emerald Group Publishing

Ongoing


The Frances Henne Voice of Youth Advocates Research Grant recognizes a school library media specialist with five years or less experience who demonstrates leadership qualities with students, teachers and administrators, to attend an AASL conference or ALA Annual Conference for the first time. Applicants must be AASL personal members. Details

YALSA/VOYA

Ongoing


Loleta D. Fyan Grant. Loleta Fyan, 1951-52 ALA President, bequeathed funds to ALA with the intent that "these funds be used for the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide." Details

ALA

Ongoing


The Bookapalooza Program will offer select libraries a collection of materials that will help transform their collection and provide the opportunity for these materials to be used in their community in creative and innovative ways. Details

ALSC

Ongoing


The purpose of the Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award is to promote the development of a circulating audio music/video product collection in public libraries and increase the exposure of the format within the community. Details

Baker & Taylor

Ongoing


BWI Summer Reading Program Grant. This grant is designed to encourage outstanding summer reading programs by providing financial assistance, while recognizing ALSC members for outstanding program development. The applicant must plan and present an outline for a theme-based summer reading program in a public library. The program must be open to all children (birth -14 years). The committee also encourages innovative proposals involving children with physical or mental disabilities. Details

ALSC

Ongoing


The Collaborative School Library Award 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 school library resources. Details

AASL/Highsmith

Ongoing


The ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant is given to school library associations that are AASL affiliates for planning and implementing leadership programs at the state, regional, or local levels. Details

ABC-CLIO

Ongoing


The Information Technology Pathfinder Award recognizes and honors school librarians demonstrating vision and leadership through the use of information technology to build lifelong learners. Details

AASL

Ongoing


Books for Kids creates and furnishes libraries within existing children's centers. We enable children who may not have access to a public library to discover the world of books. We purchase and donate library bound books to create an actual lending program to familiarize children with standard practices. Details

Books for Kids

Ongoing


Lannan Literary Program. Lannan Foundation established its Literary Program in 1987 to support the creation of exceptional poetry and prose written originally in the English language, and to increase the audience for contemporary literature. Since 2001, we have also offered grant support for the publication and dissemination of works translated into English. Through its annual awards and fellowships program, the foundation honors and promotes writers and poets whose work reflects and challenges our understanding of the world. The Literary Program also makes grants to nonprofit organizations engaged in creating, promoting, and widening the appreciation of literature. For many years, the Literary Program also produced and distributed the Lannan Literary Video Library. Details

Lannan Foundation

Ongoing


Praxair's Library Links program assists libraries in upgrading their technology, acquiring new materials or initiating innovative programs.
Details

Praxair Foundation

Ongoing


The Toys for Tots Literacy Program offers our nation's most economically disadvantaged children the ability to compete academically and to succeed in life by providing them direct access to resources that will enhance their ability to read and to communicate effectively. Details

Toys for Tots Foundation

Ongoing


The purpose of the MAE Trust is to award grants to librarians who "promote the free reading of teenagers." Details

Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust

Ongoing


The main purpose of the B.H. Breslauer Foundation is to give grants to libraries and nonprofit institutions that collect rare books and manuscripts. Applications for grants to make specific acquisitions can be made by correspondence or e-mail, and urgent requests may even be made by telephone. They should be accompanied by as much relevant documentation as possible on the desired acquisition, as well as precise information on provenance and price. Because of the nature of the rare book market and the auction process, the officers of the foundation generally make the effort to respond promptly. Details

B.H. Breslauer Foundation

Ongoing


The Books for All Kids Program provides free books to nonprofits, after-school programs, and child care centers. All book donations will be announced through email alerts and are made on a first come, first served basis. Details

Roads to Reading

Ongoing


The National Library of Medicine will provide IAIMS grants to health-related institutions and organizations that seek assistance for projects to plan, design, test and deploy systems and techniques for integrating data, information and knowledge resources into a comprehensive networked information management system that serves the organization's clinical, research, educational and administrative needs. For-profit or non-profit organizations, a Public or private institution, such as a university, college, hospital, or laboratory; Units of State and local government; Eligible agency of the Federal government; and Domestic or foreign Faith-based organizations are eligible to apply. Details

National Library of Medicine

Ongoing


Reading Resource Project. Sponsored by the LEF, the Reading Resource Project is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year. The program distributes books free of charge to literacy programs. Recipients only pay shipping, handling, and administrative costs, which is only $0.68 per book ($68 per set of 100 books). Reading Resource Project books come in sets of 100 and are available for grades preK-2. There will not be more than five copies of the same book in any set. Details

Literacy Empowerment Foundation (LEF)

Ongoing


Labels for Education. Campbell's Labels for Education is a school fundraising program. By saving and redeeming Campbell product proofs of purchase from eligible brands, schools can earn free educational merchandise, including computers, software, sports equipment, musical instruments, library books, and a minivan. Eligible schools and organizations are public and private K-12 schools, accredited K-12 home school associations, licensed child care centers, public libraries, religious educational centers, and Head Start centers. Details

Campbell's

Ongoing


Grants for Non-Profit Youth Programs. The Kinder Morgan Foundation gives grants primarily to K-12 educational programs. Funding is provided to local, state, and regional educational institutions, libraries, and programs that provide support. The Foundation also supports youth programs provided by local arts organizations, symphony orchestras, museums, and others that focus on education, the arts, and the environment. Eligible organizations must serve a community where Kinder Morgan has operations. Grants range between $1,000 and $5,000. Details

Kinder Morgan Foundation

Ongoing


Improving Literacy Through School Libraries. This program helps LEAs improve reading achievement by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials; well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media centers; and professionally certified school library media specialists. Details

U.S. Department of Education

Ongoing

Innovative Programs. This is a state-administered formula grant program designed to improve student academic achievement and the quality of education for all students. Funding may be used for the following purposes: to support local education reform efforts; to provide funding to enable SEAs and LEAs to implement promising education reform programs and school improvement programs that rely on scientifically based research; to provide a continuing source of innovation and education improvement, including support programs that provide library services and instructional and media materials; to meet the education needs of all students, including at-risk youths; and to develop and implement education programs to improve school, student, and teacher performance, including professional development activities and class-size reduction programs. Funded programs must be: (1) tied to promoting challenging academic achievement standards; (2) used to improve student academic achievement; and (3) part of an overall education reform strategy. Details

U.S. Department of Education

Ongoing


Whirlpool Foundation makes grants to IRS-certified nonprofit organizations in communities where Whirlpool Corporation operates. Details

Whirlpool

Ongoing


Halliburton Foundation accepts grant proposals that address needs in education, health, and social services. Details

Halliburton

Ongoing

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation. The foundation supports new ideas about how to engage children and youth in learning and new ways to bring together community-based systems that promote learning. Details

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Ongoing


American Honda Foundation Grants. Grants support youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy. Details

American Honda Foundation

Ongoing


Beyond Words: the Dollar General School Library Relief Fund. Dollar General, in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the National Education Association (NEA), is sponsoring a school library disaster relief fund for public school libraries in the states served by Dollar General. The fund will provide grants to public schools whose school library program has been affected by a disaster. Grants are to replace or supplement books, media and/or library equipment in the school library setting.  Details

Dollar General and ALA

Ongoing


Brinker International Foundation Grants. The objective of the Brinker International Foundation is to support programs and projects that are affiliated with children/family, arts, civic, and university-related educational programs. Details

Brinker International Foundation

Ongoing


Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation Grants. Rockwell Collins has two funding vehicles: the Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation and the Rockwell Collins Community Partnership Fund. Within these entities, we have identified two distinct funding priorities, and special consideration will be given to proposals that integrate these issues:

  • Education, with emphasis in math, science, engineering and technology; and
  • Culture and the arts, with emphasis on youth educational programs.

Details

Rockwell Collins

Ongoing


Created with gifts and bequests by Edsel and Henry Ford, the Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, with its own board, and is entirely separate from the Ford Motor Company. It supports of range of educational initiatives across the United States, especially as related to "advancement of human knowledge." All potential grantee organizations and their programs are assessed by a program officer who discusses the proposed work with the prospective grantee and determines the organization's capacity to undertake it. Details

Ford Foundation

Ongoing


The International Paper Foundation supports non-profit organizations in the communities where our employees live and work. The primary areas of Foundation support are environment education, literacy and critical community needs. Please visit this section to learn more about our grant guidelines. Details

International Paper Foundation

Ongoing


Intel Foundation's primary giving focus is education, with an emphasis on K-12 and higher education. The foundation supports schools and community programs that deliver the kind of educational opportunities that students need to prepare for success in the 21st century. Intel vigorously supports education through donations and grants for programs that advance science, math, and technology education, particularly for women and underserved populations. Details

Intel

Ongoing


Barnes & Noble considers local and national support requests from non-profit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts or education (pre-K through 12). They also consider sponsorship opportunities where we can partner with organizations that focus their core businesses on higher learning, literacy and the arts. Details

Barnes & Noble

Ongoing


The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests--culture, education, health and social service--and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. In each area of funding, the Foundations look to identify those organizations achieving truly differentiated results relative to other organizations making similar efforts for similar populations. The Foundations also look for evidence of sustainability beyond their support. Details

Hearst Foundations

Ongoing


The Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program (DUC) distributes books on contemporary art and culture free of charge to rural and inner-city libraries, schools and alternative reading centers nationwide. Details

Distribution to Underserved Communities

Ongoing


RGK Foundation awards a wide variety of grants that fulfill their mission in the following areas: Education, Community, and Medicine/Health. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to nonprofit organizations. Details

RGK Foundation

Ongoing


First Book is a nonprofit organization that annually provides millions of books to schools and programs serving children from low-income families. Register today to connect your program or school to First Book's resources. Details

First Book

Ongoing


The Computers for Learning Program permits Federal agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to transfer computers and related peripheral equipment excess to their needs directly to schools and some educational nonprofit organizations. The CFL program specifically matches the computer needs of schools and educational nonprofit organization with excess equipment in Federal agencies. Details

US General Services Administration

Ongoing


Library of Congress Surplus Books Program. The Library of Congress has surplus books available to non-profit organizations. The books are a mixture of topics with only a small percentage of publications at the primary and secondary school levels. Your library needs to send or designate someone to choose books from the collection and pay for shipping the material. Details

Library of Congress

Ongoing


Bank of America's local grant making activities can-and do-vary, depending on what your local community needs. Our local market presidents and their teams develop relationships with other community leaders to determine the best use of philanthropic dollars in each community. Details

Bank of America

Ongoing


Challenge Grant. The Kresge Foundation awards facilities capital as a challenge grant to help nonprofit organizations build their base of private financial support as they conduct capital campaigns to build or renovate their facilities. Details

Kresge Foundation

Ongoing


Wish You Well Foundation Grants. Grants support family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Details

Wish You Well Foundation

Ongoing