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A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to libraries.


Announcements

Library Grants Blog Postings
http://librarygrants.blogspot.com/
Be sure to check this blog for breaking annoucements on grants of potential interest to libraries. For example, see

  • Citizens-Save-Libraries Advocacy Grants, Deadline: April 15, 2014
  • United for Libraries Citizens-Save-Libraries Grants, Deadline: Cycle 2 grants April 15, 2014
  • Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust Teen Grants, Deadline: ongoing
  • The Wish You Well Foundation Literacy Grants, Deadline: Ongoing


Web Sites

100 Free Money Sources for Libraries
http://www.lesko.com/libraries/
Courtesy of Matthew Lesko and Mary Ann Martello.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
AASL Research Grant
http://www.ala.org/aasl/aaslawards/researchgrant/researchgrant
Deadline: February 1
Established in 1993, AASL Research Grants in the amount of $2,500 are given to up to two school librarians, library educators, library information science, or education professors to conduct innovative research aimed at measuring and evaluating the impact of school library programs on learning and education. The study should have the potential to serve as a model for future school library research, and researchers should furnish documentation of the results of their work.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant
http://www.ala.org/aasl/aaslawards/abccliogrant/abcclioleadership
Deadline: February 1
Established in 1986, the grant of up to $1750 is given to school library associations that are AASL affiliates for planning and implementing leadership programs at state, regional, or local levels. The recipient organization is responsible for providing a final written report, which should include an itemized statement of expenses, an evaluation of the results, and suggestions for improvement. The organization is also responsible for presenting a brief oral report at the annual ALA conference following the completion of the project.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Innovative Reading Grant
http://www.ala.org/aasl/aaslawards/innovativereadinggrant/aaslreading
Deadline: February 1
Established in 2006, the $2,500 AASL Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children which motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

American Library Association (ALA)
Diversity Research Grants
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/diversity/diversityresearchstatistics/diversityresearch
Deadline: April 30
The Diversity Research Grant consists of a one-time $2000 annual award for original research and a $500 travel grant to attend and present at ALA Annual Conference. A jury of ALA members will evaluate proposals and is encouraged to award a total of three awards. Grant recipients will be expected to compile the results of their research into a paper and will be asked to present and publish the final product in conjunction with the American Library Association. Grant proposals may address any diversity topic that speaks to critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity issues within library and information science. Grant applicants may also email diversity@ala.org to request a list of proposal topic suggestions. For more information, contact: diversity@ala.org
(Last checked 7/15/13)

American Library Association (ALA)
Grants Available
http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/browse/grnt?showfilter=no
Current programs include:
(1) AASL ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant : The grant, up to $1,750 donated by ABC-CLIO, is given to school library media associations that are AASL affiliates for planning and implementing leadership programs at the state, regional, or local levels.
(2) AASL Beyond Words: Dollar General School Library Relief Fund : Beyond Words: Dollar General school library relief fund for public school libraries in the states served by Dollar General. The fund provides grants to public schools whose school library programs have been affected by a disaster.
(3) AASL Innovative Reading Grant : The AASL Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children which motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.
(4) ALSC Bookapalooza Program : The Bookapalooza Program offers select libraries a collection of materials that will help transform their collections and provide the opportunity for these materials to be used in their community in creative and innovative ways.
(5) ALSC BWI Summer Reading Program Grant : This ALSC award provides $3,000 to fund an outstanding theme-based summer reading program for children in a public library.
(6) ALSC Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit Award : This $4,000 award was established with funding from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, in honor of Maureen Hayes, to bring together children and nationally recognized authors/illustrators by funding an author/illustrator visit to a library.
(7) Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture : The Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture is held annually at ALA Midwinter Meetings and honors ALA past president Arthur Curley.
(8) EMIERT Coretta Scott King Book Award Donation Grant : Helps build collections and bring books into the lives of children in latchkey situations, preschool programs, faith-based reading projects, homeless shelters, charter schools and underfunded libraries. An enduring message of the Task Force's Public Awareness Campaign is that books and reading can only add value to children's lives if books are present in their lives along with opportunities to read and be read to. The Coretta Scott King Task Force believes children lives must be saturated with books and reading opportunities.
(9) H. W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant : An annual award consisting of $3,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation given to a library organization whose application demonstrates greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization. Donated by the H.W. Wilson Company. Deadline is December 1.
(10) Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War : The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is pleased to announce its collaboration with the National Constitution Center (NCC) in Philadelphia on a new traveling exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” One copy of the exhibition will travel to public, academic and special libraries from mid-2009 through 2011.

(11) LLAMA Cultural Diversity Grant Guidelines : The goals of the grant program are to support the creation and dissemination of resources that will assist library administrators and managers in developing a vision and commitment to diversity, and in fostering and sustaining diversity throughout their institutions; to increase the representation and advancement of people of color in the field of library administration and management and to establish productive partnerships between LAMA and major national organizations representing minority interests; to strengthen the diversity of LAMA membership, committees, and officers and integrate diversity into all aspects of the Association's work.
(12) Loleta D. Fyan Grant : Loleta D. Fyan Grant of $10,000 is given annually to the applicant whose proposal results in the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide is designed to effect changes in public library services that are innovative and responsive to the future.
(13) PLA Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award : 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.
(14) PLA Leadership Fellows Scholarship Information : PLA's newest scholarship program, PLA Leadership Fellows, offers PLA members who are public library managers a chance to attend executive leadership training at some of the best universities in the United States including Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the Business School at Columbia University.
(15) Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant : The Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week grant will award $3,000 to a single U.S. library for the best public awareness campaign during National Library Week.
(16) Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery : The American Library Association (ALA), in cooperation with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) Office of Public Outreach, Baltimore, Maryland, and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites public libraries to apply for a national tour to 40 sites of “Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery,” a traveling exhibition to mark the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) in 2009.
(17) We the People Bookshelf : The We the People Bookshelf, a collection of classic books for young readers, is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) We the People program, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office. Each year, NEH identifies a theme important to the nation's heritage and selects books that embody that theme to build the We the People Bookshelf.
(18) Women's National Book Association Eastman Grant : The WNBA Eastman Grant awards up to $750 to a librarian interested in learning about the relationship between the library and publishing professions. The grant is funded by the Women's National Book Association and administered by ALA Publishing Services. Application deadline is November 1.
(19) World Book Information Literacy Goal Award : Two annual awards consisting of $5,000 and a gold-framed citation of achievement to a public and school library. The World Book/ALA Information Literacy Goal Award seeks to promote exemplary information literacy programs in public and school libraries. The annual awards are designed to encourage and support innovative and effective information literacy programs in today’s school and public libraries. Deadline is December 1.
(2) YALSA BWI Collection Development Grant : The BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant awards $1,000 for collection development to YALSA members who represent a public library and who work directly with young adults ages 12 to 18. Up to two grants will be awarded annually.
(13) YALSA Frances Henne VOYA Research Grant : The Frances Henne grant provides $1,000 of seed money for small-scale projects that will encourage research that responds to the YALSA Research Agenda.
(14) YALSA Great Books Giveaway : Each year the YALSA office receives more than 1,200 newly published children's, young adult and adult books, audiobooks, and other materials. YALSA and the cooperating publishers are offering one year's worth of review materials as a contribution to a library in need.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

American Library Association (ALA)
Loleta D. Fyan Grant Program
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ors/orsawards/fyanloletad/fyanloletad.cfm
Submission Deadline: December 14
Up to $5,000 total for one or more projects. A check for half the total amount of the grant (up to $2,500) will be paid within one month of the ALA Annual Conference. The remaining amount released after winner submits a 6-month report and the report is approved by chair of the Fyan Jury and Staff Liaison to the Jury. If no proposal is deemed worthy, the award may not be given. Applicants can include but are not limited to: local, regional or state libraries, associations or organizations, including units of the American Library Association; library schools; or individuals. The project(s):
(1) must result in the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide;
(2) must have the potential for broader impact and application beyond meeting a specific local need;
(3) should be designed to effect changes in public library services that are innovative and responsive to the future; and
(4) should be capable of completion within one year.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
http://www.mellon.org/
This foundation makes grants in five core program areas, including higher education and scholarship and scholarly communications and information technology. Scholarly communications covers a broad range of activities, including the discovery, collection, organization, evaluation, and preservation of primary and other sources of information. Within this area, the grantmaking has three main objectives: 1) to support libraries and archives in their efforts to preserve and provide access to materials of broad cultural and scholarly significance; 2) to assist scholars in the development of specialized resources; and 3) to strengthen the publication of humanistic scholarship and its dissemination to the widest possible audience.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Barnes and Noble
Sponsorships and Charitable Donations
http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/Sponsorship_main.html
As part of our commitment to good corporate citizenship, Barnes & Noble considers local and national support requests from non-profit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts or education (pre-K – 12). We also consider sponsorship opportunities where we can partner with organizations that focus their core businesses on higher learning, literacy and the arts.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

B. H. Breslauer Foundation
http://www.breslauerfdn.org/
The main purpose of this 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.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Bookapalooza Program
http://www.ala.org/template.cfm?template=/CFApps/awards_info/award_detail_info.cfm&FilePublishTitle=Awards,%20Grants%20and%20Scholarships&uid=0012A7AF6D558B5A
Deadline: December 1
Administered by ALSC, this annual award program offers materials that help transform a library's children's collection and provide the opportunity for those materials to be used in the library's community in creative and innovative ways. Libraries are selected based on a range of criteria (using a points system), including the degree of need in the community and the extent to which the materials will improve service to children in the community. Charges for shipment of the Bookapalooza collection are the responsibility of the libraries selected. Shipping rates may range from $200-$400 when shipped at book rate. Applicants must be personal members of ALSC as well as ALA.
Also listed under ALA Grants Available
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Books Across America
http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/educators/grant-programs/books-across-america/
The NEA Foundation supports public school libraries serving economically disadvantaged populations through periodic donations of books, cash grants, and facility improvements. The foundation provides this support in collaboration with the NEA and the Pearson Charitable Foundation. When cash grants are made, they may be used only to purchase books and other reading materials for public school libraries. The applicant must be a practicing Pre K-12 school library media specialist, teacher, or education support professional in a U.S. public school.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Books for Kids Foundation
http://www.booksforkids.org/
The mission of the Books for Kids Foundation is to promote literacy among children, especially low-income and at-risk preschool-aged children. Books for Kids creates libraries, donates books, and partners with literacy programs to develop the critical early foundation and skills which young children need to be successful in life. The foundation offers support and training to the caregivers and teachers using libraries in the form of supplemental materials, new books, monthly tips, ideas and activities for working with children and workshops to help provide new ideas to enhance early literacy skills.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Build-A-Bear Literacy and Education Grants
http://www.buildabear.com/html/en_US/aboutus/community/2011-Literacy-Grant-Guidelines.pdf
Build-A-Bear Workshop provides grants through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation and the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation to support children's literacy and educational programming, including summer reading programs and literacy programs for children with special needs. Priority is given to organizations located near Build-A-Bear Workshop stores. Grants-ranging from $1000 to $10,000-may be used for one-time purchases or to fulfill a short-term need, such as the purchase of materials or books. They also fund operational costs for ongoing programs. The average grant is $1500.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/awardsandgrants/bwi.cfm
Deadline: December 1
This collection development grant is for YALSA members who represent a public library and work directly with young adults ages 12 to 18. Each application is judged on the basis of the degree of need for additional materials for young adults; the degree of the current collection's use; the soundness of the rationale for the selection of materials; and the quality of the description of the benefits the grant will bring to young adults. Up to two grants (in the amount of $1000 each) are awarded annually.
Also listed under ALA Grants Available
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Comcast Foundation
http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/About/InTheCommunity/InTheCommunity.html
The Comcast Foundation was established by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 and is the company’s chief source of charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $12 million in grants to non-profit organizations in Comcast communities nationwide. The Foundation primarily funds programs in the areas of literacy and reading, volunteerism, and youth leadership that create significant and measurable results.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grant
http://www.ala.org/template.cfm?template=/CFApps/awards_info/award_detail_info.cfm&FilePublishTitle=Awards,%20Grants%20and%20Scholarships&uid=7C117B53E61CC46E
Deadline: December 1
The CSK Book Donation Grant was created to help build collections and bring books into the lives of children in latchkey, preschool programs, faith-based reading projects, homeless shelters, charter schools, and underfunded libraries. The annual grant consists of approximately 300 books by African American authors and illustrators. Shipping and handling charges are the responsibility of the institution selected to receive the materials. The selected institution may receive materials no more than once every five years.
Also listed under ALA Grants Available
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/digitalhumanitiesstartup.html
Deadline: September 12
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications to the Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program. This program is designed to encourage innovations in the digital humanities. Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants may involve research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities; planning and developing prototypes of new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries’ and museums’ digital assets; scholarship or studies that examine the philosophical or practical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies in specific fields or disciplines of the humanities, or in interdisciplinary collaborations involving several fields or disciplines; innovative uses of technology for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and new media; and new digital modes of publication that facilitate the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program
http://www.ducprogram.org/index.html
Created by A.R.T. (Art Resource Transfer), this program distributes books and other library materials on contemporary art and culture free of charge (shipping is also free) to rural and inner-city libraries, schools, and alternative reading centers across the United States. It aims to further a more egalitarian access to contemporary art and is committed to fostering partnerships between publishers, non-profit organizations, librarians, and readers to enrich library collections. Nearly 500 titles are offered by more than 90 publishers.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Dollar General
Grant Programs
http://www.dgliteracy.com/grant-program/
Current initiatives include:
(1) Adult Literacy Grants, Deadline : February 28;
(2) Family Literacy Grants, February 28; and
(3) Youth Literacy Grants; Deadline : May 16
(4)
Summer Reading Grants,
(5) Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Program; Deadline : February 28
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
Mini-Grants to Libraries
http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103&Itemid=65
Application deadline: March 15
The Foundation offers Minigrants of $500 to School and Public Libraries for programs that encourage literacy and creativity in children. Programs that will be considered include workshops, lectures, festivals, and programs targeted at parents and pre-school children. Programs relating to the author Ezra Jack Keats are welcome, but not required. Funds will not be granted for the purchase of books, tapes, software and equipment unrelated to the specific project or for the general operations, administrative costs, or transportation of the audience. Only one application will be considered from each library system or school. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation must exclusively sponsor the programs.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

First Book Donations
http://www.firstbook.org/first-book-story/faq#faq1
First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices-and for free-to schools and programs serving children in need. The foundation provides teachers and program administrators with greater purchasing power and access to high-quality books that otherwise would not be available to them.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums
http://www.loc.gov/preservation/about/foundtn-grants.pdf
A collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the Foundation Center, 2010 edition. Lists 2,270 grants of $5,000 or more awarded by 505 grantmakers, from 2005 through the publication date of this guide. It covers grants to public, academic, research, school, and special libraries, and to archives and museums for activities related to conservation and preservation. Preservation grant funding described includes archives conservation, art conservation, collections management, computer systems development, disaster funding, education, electronic media and online services, endowments, environment, equipment, exhibit preservation and treatment, faculty and staff development, fellowships and internships, film and video preservation, global programs, governmental programs and needs, higher education, historical and archaeological preservation, historical societies, international exchanges, library preservation, museum preservation, painting conservation, performing arts preservation, photography preservation, program evaluations, publications, research, scholarship funds, and science, social science, telecommunications, university, and visual arts conservation among others. This publication includes:
(1) an introduction that explains the book's coverage, arrangement, entries, and how to research using the volume. Note: This pdf file contains hotlinks to free online grant writing tutorials and introductions to foundations offered by the Foundation Center as well as to some other widely used non-profit guidance on preservation grants found on the conservation online web site.
(2) a statistical analysis of grant funding in the area of preservation by foundation, recipient location, subject, recipient type (e.g., Library), grant size, and foundation generosity nationwide.
(3) state-by-state descriptions of projects funded in preservation nationwide including the foundation's name, limitations on giving, focus for giving, recipient(s), size of grant, and purpose of the grant described. Note: This section is hot linked in the pdf version directly to more detailed descriptions of the foundations.
(4) indexes by recipient, geographic area of the recipient, and subject. Note: If you do not find what you are looking for in the indices, use the find feature to search the text for your term.
(5) a list of all foundations that have donated to preservation with their contact information and limitations.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Funding Your Library Outreach Program
http://web.archive.org/web/20051122145757/ http://www.lili.org/forlibs/funding/outreach.htm
Advice from the Idaho State Library. Still available thanks to the Internet Archive.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Grants.gov Search Engine
http://www.grants.gov/
Select find grant opportunities, search opportunities, basic search, keyword search, then type in libraries or related terms in the search box.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Henry Luce Foundation
http://www.hluce.org/Home.aspx
The creation of new intellectual resources at colleges and universities is a central theme of this foundation's work, most of which takes place through thematic programs (e.g., American art, East Asia, or Theology) or through special initiatives. Some grants have addressed the foundation's commitment to increase America's capacity for international understanding. For example, a grant to the American Council on Education supports an Internationalization Forum of Chief Academic Officers, while a program at the Association of American Colleges and Universities encourages integration of international perspectives into the general curriculum.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant
http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/39/detail
Deadline: December 1
An annual grant consisting of $3500 and a 24K gold-framed citation is given to a library organization whose application demonstrates greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization. A library organization is defined as individual library, library system, group of cooperating libraries, state governmental agency, and local, state, or regional association. Staff development is defined as a program of learning activities that is developed by the library organization and develops the on-the-job staff capability and improves the abilities of personnel to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the library organization.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/applicants.shtm
Deadline: Various
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent federal agency that fosters leadership, innovation, and learning. IMLS supports all types of museums, from art and history to science and zoos, and all types of libraries and archives, from public and academic to research and school. The newly redesigned web page offers the capability of sorting through all the grant programs/deadlines by name, by eligible institution type, and by project type.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grants
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=5
Deadline: February 1
These IMLS grants (up to $250,000 for up to two years) are designed to encourage people and institutions in each state to collaborate on the implementation of a plan that addresses the most pressing needs of its institutions. Applicants should report what has already been done, name the organizations and people to be involved in the implementation process, and outline their plan's steps to improve collections care. Applicants must provide safe conditions for their collections; develop an emergency plan; assign responsibility for collections care; and work together to increase public and private support for collections care.
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Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
National Leadership Grants
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=14
Deadline: February 1
Distributed by IMLS, these grants (ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000) support projects that have the potential to advance museum, library, and archival practice. The Institute also encourages grant proposals that promote the skills necessary to develop 21st century communities, citizens, and workers. Proposals should address key needs and challenges that face libraries, museums, and archives. Leadership grants are divided into four categories: Advancing Digital Resources; Research; Demonstration; and Library-Museum Collaboration Grants.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS)
News Releases
http://www.imls.gov/news/releases.shtm
Review breaking news releases on grant opportunities and other announcements.
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John Cotton Dana Awards For Outstanding Library Public Relations Efforts
http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/john-cotton-dana/
Deadline: March 15
Awarded in conjunction with the H.W. Wilson Foundation, the American Library Association, and EBSCO Publishing, the John Cotton Dana Award is designed to honor outstanding library public relations, whether a summer reading program, a year-long centennial celebration, fundraising for a new college library, an awareness campaign, or an innovative partnership in the community. The award, which is managed by the Library Leadership and Management Association division of ALA, has been expanded this year to include eight development grants of $10,000 each. Eligible submissions include strategic library communication campaigns from all sizes and types of libraries. Entries may include rebranding efforts, promoting unique archives, awareness campaigns, and community partnerships. All types of libraries are invited to enter and international entries are welcome. Strategic library communication campaigns may be submitted by any library, friends group, consulting agency, or service provider. Entries for 2012 must be completed during one of the following timeframes: any segment of the calendar year 2011 (January to December); 2010-11 academic year (Fall 2010 to Spring 2011); or long-term project completed in 2011.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/detail.aspx?GrantId=9
Deadline: September 17
This program supports projects to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, faculty, and library leaders; to conduct research on the library profession; and to support early career research. It also assists in the professional development of librarians and library staff. All members of the library community are invited to play an active role in ensuring that the profession is prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century. See program guidelines for additional information. Grant amount ranges from $50,000 to $1,000,000.
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Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries
School Library Grants
http://www.laurabushfoundation.org/
Deadline: Dec. 31
As school budgets have become stretched, school districts have had to apply their resources to programs and services other than libraries. It is not uncommon for libraries to receive funds for computers and related technology instead of books. As a result, some libraries lack up-to-date books and reference materials. One of the purposes of the Laura Bush Foundation is to help libraries find a balance between technology and contemporary print materials by providing needed funding for book purchases. Average grant $5000.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Letters About Literature
http://www.lettersaboutliterature.org/
Deadline: January 6
LAL is a national reading promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, presented in partnership with Target and affiliate state centers for the book. The funds are awarded with the specific purpose of promoting reading among children and young adults. Libraries cannot apply for the grant; instead, children nominate their libraries by writing letters. Funds may be used to purchase materials for young readers and/or to sponsor reading and writing activities in the library, including author visits and storytelling workshops.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Library Grants Available through the State of Michigan, try the Michigan Electronic Grants Administration and Management System Portal (EGrAMS).

Library Grants Blog
http://www.librarygrants.blogspot.com/
The authors of a new book, Grants for Libraries, librarians Pam MacKellar and Stephanie Gerding, offer a free and comprehensive source for all types of library funding. In addition, Stephanie Gerding has authored a thorough article on funding for libraries. See Public Libraries v. 45 no. 3, May/June 2006, pp. 35-9.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Library of Congress Surplus Books Program
http://www.loc.gov/acq/surplus.html
Library of Congress gives out surplus books to educational institutions, including full-time, tax-supported, or non-profit schools, school systems, colleges, universities, museums, and public libraries, public bodies (agencies of local, state, or national government), and non-profit tax-exempt organizations in the United States. An eligible organization may authorize a representative, including a person in the Washington area, to make selections on its behalf by designating, in writing, the name of the representative in a letter of introduction to the Acquisitions Fiscal & Support Office. The books are miscellaneous in character and are not organized in any systematic way, although they are arranged on shelves for on-site inspection by authorized representatives.

Library of Michigan
Grants/Funding for Libraries
http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-54504_54901_18686---,00.html
Overview provided by the Library of Michigan.
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Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
http://www.michigan.gov/lsta
Provides information about federal funding available through the Library of Michigan, now part of the Department of History, Arts, and Libraries. Sign up for the LSTA Listserv for the latest news.
(Last checked 7/15/13)

Libri Foundation
http://www.librifoundation.org/
Deadline: January 23, May 15, and August 31
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its Books for Children program. In order to encourage and reward local support of libraries, the Libri Foundation will match any amount of money raised by a library's local sponsor from $50 to $350 on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,050 worth of new children's books. After a library receives a grant,local sponsors (such as formal or informal Friends groups, civic or social organizations, local businesses, etc.) have four months, or longer if necessary, to raise their matching funds.
The librarian of each participating library selects the books her library will receive from a booklist provided by the Foundation. The 700-plus fiction and nonfiction titles on the booklist reflect the very best of children's literature published primarily in the last three years. These titles, which are for children ages 12 and under, are award-winners or have received starred reviews in library, literary, or education journals. The booklist also includes a selection of classic children¹s titles.
Applications are accepted from independent libraries as well as libraries which are part of a county, regional, or cooperative library system. In general, county libraries should serve a population under 16,000 and town libraries should serve a population under 10,000 (usually under 5,000). Libraries should be in a rural area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children's department. Please note: Rural is usually considered to be at least 30 miles from a city with a population over 40,000. A library system may also apply if all the libraries in the system meet these requirements. A school library may apply only if it also serves as the public library (i.e. it is open to the general public and during the summer).
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Lisa Libraries Foundation
http://www.lisalibraries.org/frames.html
The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and underserved areas. Founded in 1990, the Lisa Libraries was started by author Ann M. Martin and friends to honor and memorialize children's book editor Lisa Novak. Some of the libraries established have been at day-care centers, prison visiting areas for children of incarcerated parents, and after-school programs. The Lisa Libraries supplements underfilled shelves as well as provides books to many children who may never have owned a book before. Since its founding in 1990, Lisa Libraries has contributed over 350,000 books to nonprofit organizations across the country.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits-Education.
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Literacy Communities: Global Gateways to Innovation
http://wowlit.org/links/grants/
Deadline : August 15
Sponsored by Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding, grants ($1000) are awarded to literacy communities who want to explore the use of global literature to build international understanding. These communities can be elementary educators or middle and/or high school educators. Funds can be used to purchase works of global literature, supplies for classroom work or study group meetings, technology support, or stipends for summer work on vignettes.
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Literacy Empowerment Foundation (LEF)
Matching Book Grants
http://www.lefbooks.org/matching_book_grants/
Deadline: September 30
These LEF (Literacy Empowerment Foundation) grants allow schools to double their purchasing power. In other words, any amount purchased for $100 to $20,000 is matched. For example, a school can order $40,000 worth of books and pay only $20,000. The program offers Guided Reading Collections (consisting of six copies each of 24 titles; 144 books total) and Independent Reading Collections (consisting of one copy each of 144 titles). No special screening or applications are required.
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Literacy Empowerment Foundation (LEF)
Reading Resource Project
http://www.lefbooks.org/reading_resource_project/
The Reading Resource Project is an ongoing program that runs throughout the year. The program distributes books FREE of charge for literacy programs. Recipients merely 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 books per set. There will not be more than five copies of the same book in any set. Reading levels are available for Pre-K through Second Grade. Book selection and quantity is dependent upon availability, so there is no guarantee of specific titles. Books are sorted and shipped as close to a project's needs as possible, with regard to reading level and topic. Reading Resource Project books are available in a limited quantity on a first come, first served basis. Requests for quantities of less than 30 sets can be shipped within 3 to 4 weeks; larger orders may require a longer time period to fill. This offer is not available in Alaska and Hawaii.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits-Education.
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Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, Inc.
Library Grant Program
http://www.loislenskicovey.org/6.html
Deadline: June 15, 2012
Lois Lenski, children’s book author and 1946 Newbery medalist for Strawberry Girl, had a life-long concern that all children have access to good books. In pursuit of this goal she established a foundation to provide grants to agencies serving disadvantaged populations. The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation, Inc. annually awards grants for purchasing books published for young people preschool through grade 8. Public libraries, school libraries, and non-traditional libraries operated by 501(c)(3) agencies are eligible. The Foundation provides grants to libraries or organizations that serve economically or socially at-risk children, have limited book budgets, and demonstrate real need. Grants for 2011 will range from $500 to $3000 and are specifically for book purchases, and cannot be used for administrative or operational uses. Grants will be awarded on or before 15 December 2011. Organizations receiving grants will be notified by mail. A list of those libraries will be posted by December 21 in the “News” section of the foundation web site, http://www.loislenskicovey.org/2.html . Because of the volume of applicants, no written notification will be sent to those organizations that were not awarded grants.
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Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust
The Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust has announced the availability of small grants (under $5,000) for school and public libraries seeking to offer innovative programs that promote reading for pleasure for young adults. There is no specific deadline to apply. Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis. 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. For further information and/or for an application, please contact:
Julian L. Lapides, Esquire, Trust Manager
600 Wyndhurst Ave., Suite 246
Baltimore, MD 21210
410.464.0100

Metro-Detroit Book and Author Society (MDBAS)
Dick Johnston Award
http://bookandauthor.info/grants.html
This award, usually in the amount of $2,000, is presented at the annual fall luncheon to a public library within Oakland, Wayne, or Macomb counties for the purpose of establishing or improving a library collection.
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Metro-Detroit Book and Author Society (MDBAS)
Elaine R. Irvin Friends Award
http://bookandauthor.info/grants.html
This award, usually in the amount of $1,000, is presented at the annual fall luncheon to a Friends of the Library group within Oakland, Wayne, or Macomb counties. The grant is awarded to support a program or project which fills a significant need that impacts the library's patrons and the community.
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Metro-Detroit Book and Author Society (MDBAS)
James C. Dance Award
http://bookandauthor.info/grants.html
Offers two $2,000 grants for materials in the performing arts each year. Both public and academic libraries within the Wayne, Macomb or Oakland county area are eligible for this award intended to establish or improve a performing arts book collection or to establish and/or expand a program that advances or celebrates any of the performing arts. The Metro-Detroit Book & Author Society’s Grant Committee will evaluate the applications and will present its recommendations to the Society for a final vote. Applications should be sent to Metro Detroit Book & Author Society, c/o Roy Nuffer, Schoolcraft College Library, 18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, MI 48152-2696
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Metro-Detroit Book and Author Society (MDBAS)
Literacy Award Grant
http://bookandauthor.info/grants.html
An award of $1000 will be presented to a literacy group at the MDBAS Spring Book and Author Luncheon. Applications should be sent to Metro Detroit Book & Author Society, c/o Roy Nuffer, Schoolcraft College Library, 18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, MI 48152-2696
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Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Touring Grants
http://www.michiganhumanities.org/grants/touring.php
The Arts & Humanities Touring grants, provided by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and Michigan Humanities Council, will open on Sept. 16. At that time, nonprofit Michigan organizations can begin submitting grant requests to bring Touring performers, storytellers and cultural programming into their communities. All grant-funded events must be held between Oct. 10, 2013, and Aug. 17, 2014. Applications must be submitted through the online portal from the humanities council. Funds are available on first-come, first-serve basis. With questions, contact Gina Schreck at (517) 372-7770 or gschreck@mihumanities.org.
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Michigan Center for the Book
Literary Grant Program
http://www.michigan.gov/mcfb
The Michigan Center for the Book is announcing the 2012 grant program. We will accept applications from Dec. 1, 2011 to Jan. 16, 2012 for events in 2012. The program will be very competitive this year due to funds availability. Grants are for up to $500 or up to 50% of the event budget, whichever is less. You can find the application and more information on the criteria at our website. If you have any questions, please contact me. Thank you to the Center for the Book affiliate members for funding for the grant program. For more information on funding availability and for forms, contact Michigan Center for the Book Coordinator Karren Reish at (517) 241-0021 or kreish@michigan.gov.
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Michigan Friends of Education
http://www.mifriends.org/
http://www.facebook.com/mifriends
Since 1983, our public charity has provided new books and materials, valued at nearly 50 million dollars, to qualifying individuals in Michigan. Through the generosity of America's largest publishers and the support of the state of Michigan, we have continually expanded our client service base. We serve needy individuals in 38 counties. Examples of programs who receive books for their children and adults are: Special Education, Title One, Migrant, Adult Education, Literacy and Summer Reading Programs, Foster Care, Nursing Homes, Shelters for the Abused and Homeless, Head Start, Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, Family Independence Agencies and Correctional Facilities.
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Michigan Grants Available List (MiGAL)
http://megs.mde.state.mi.us/megsweb/grantsAvailable.aspx
Provides current notices on federal, state, private, and other funding grant resources.
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Michigan Humanities Council Grants
http://www.michiganhumanities.org/grants/
When money is available, the MHC offers
(1) Major Grants (up to $15,000)
(2) Quick Grants (up to $500) and Planning Grants (up to $1,000)
(3) Arts & Humanities Touring Program Grants (up to 35% of expenses or $3,000)
(4) Transportation Grants
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Michigan Humanities Council
Touring Grants
http://www.michiganhumanities.org/grants/touring.php
The Arts & Humanities Touring grants, provided by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and Michigan Humanities Council, will open on Sept. 16. At that time, nonprofit Michigan organizations can begin submitting grant requests to bring Touring performers, storytellers and cultural programming into their communities. All grant-funded events must be held between Oct. 10, 2013, and Aug. 17, 2014. Applications must be submitted through the online portal from the humanities council. Funds are available on first-come, first-serve basis. With questions, contact Gina Schreck at (517) 372-7770 or gschreck@mihumanities.org.
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National Center For Family Literacy
2012 Libraries and Families Award
http://www.famlit.org/award-grant-opportunities/libraries-and-families-award/2012-criteria/
Deadline: February 6
Do you have a great library literacy program that serves families or an innovative plan to start one? NCFL invites libraries nationwide to apply for the 2012 Libraries and Families Award, made possible by Better World Books. Three library literacy programs that serve families will win $10,000 each and scholarships to the National Conference on Family Literacy in 2012 and 2013.
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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Grant Opportunities
http://www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html
Deadlines: Deadlines vary
Review web page to find out which grant programs are still active.
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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grants
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/HCRR.html
Receipt deadline : July 12
Funding from this NEH program strengthens efforts to extend the life of library materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Applications may be submitted for projects that address one or more of the following activities: arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections; cataloging collections of printed works, photographs, recorded sound, moving images, art, and material culture; providing conservation treatment (including de-acidification) for collections, leading to enhanced access; preserving and improving access to born-digital sources; developing databases, and more. The maximum award is $350,000 for up to three years.
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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Preservation and Access Research and Development Grants
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/PARD.html
Receipt deadline : May 16
These NEH grants support projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. This includes the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation's cultural heritage and to develop advanced modes of searching, discovering, and using such materials. Eligible projects include: development of technical standards, best practices, and tools for preserving and creating access to humanities collections; exploration of more effective scientific and technical methods of preserving humanities collections; and development of automated procedures and computational tools to integrate, analyze, and repurpose humanities data in disparate online resources. The maximum award is $350,000 for up to three years.
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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pag.html
Receipt deadline : May 1
These NEH grants, up to $6000, 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, etc. All grants are awarded for a period of 18 months, although a grantee may complete a project in a shorter period of time.
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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections Grants
http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/SCHC.html
Deadline: December 1
These NEH grants support preventive conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections. NEH offers two types of grants for sustaining collections. Grants of up to $40,000 support "planning" projects, which encompass such activities as site visits, planning sessions, monitoring, testing, and project-specific research. "Implementation" grants (of up to $400,000) may be used to manage interior relative humidity and temperature by passive methods such as creating buffered spaces and housing, controlling moisture at its sources, or improving the thermal and moisture performance of a building envelope; install or re-commission heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; install storage systems and re-house collections, etc.
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National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
Digitizing Historical Records
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/digitizing.html
The Commission seeks proposals to test and implement cost-effective methods to scan historical record collections and make digital versions freely available on the Internet. These pilot Digitizing Historical Records projects should develop models that can be used by other archives. Projects must focus on digitizing archival components that consist of nationally-significant materials. Archival components may be entire collections or series. The selected materials should already be processed so that projects can use existing information to create metadata for the digitized collection. The selected materials should include enough records to test the feasibility and value of disseminating large quantities of historical sources based on standard archival methods of description and arrangement (most likely using existing Encoded Archival Description finding aids).
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National Home Library Association
http://www.homelibraryfoundation.com/
Supports projects that distribute books to libraries and community groups with limited resources, which combat illiteracy and encourage an interest in reading and the literary arts.
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National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/ML)
Greater Midwest Region
Funding Opportunities
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/funding/
Each year, the GMR funds awards and subcontracts for network members to assist them in conducting outreach and technology projects. Five types of awards are usually offered with no fixed deadline, including: (1) Exhibit Award, (2) Outreach Express Award, (3) Professional Development Award, (4) Professional Instruction Award, and (5) Technology Improvement Award. Network members may apply for these awards at any time.
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Native American Library Services Basic Grants
http://www.imls.gov/applicants/grants/nativeAmerican.shtm
Application Deadline: March 1
Basic grants are available to support existing library operations and to maintain core library services. Applicants may choose to apply for the Education/Assessment Option in conjunction with the Basic Grant. This option provides funding for staff participation in library-related continuing education courses, training workshops, and conferences; or for the hiring of a consultant for an onsite professional library assessment. The Institute encourages libraries to use technology to bring information to people in new and interesting ways. At the same time, these grants support a range of traditional library services to ensure that users have access to all the kinds of information they need and want. Grant funds may be used to improve services to underserved communities and to persons who have difficulty using a library. They may also be used to establish or enhance electronic linkages with other libraries and service organizations, to promote the use of electronic networks, and to encourage the sharing of resources within and among communities.
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NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education
Books Across America Library Books Awards
http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/BAAawards2008.htm
In collaboration with the National Education Association, the NEA Foundation will make approximately 50 awards of $1,000 each to public schools serving economically disadvantaged students to purchase books for school libraries.Update: Click here to view the recipients!
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Northeast Documents Preservation Center : Funding Sources
http://www.nedcc.org/
This page gives brief descriptions of grant programs that provide funding for the preservation of paper-based collections in libraries, archives, museums, historical societies and public agencies.
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The Pathways Within Roads to Reading Initiative
http://www.pwirtr.org/annual_donation_prog.html
Deadline: March 30, 2013
The Pathways Within Roads to Reading Initiative donates books to literacy programs in small and rural low-income communities. Up to 200 books appropriate for readers age 0 to young adult; English only. 501(c)(3) organizations that run school, after-school, summer, community, day-care, and library reading and literacy programs; must have an annual operating budget of less than $95,000 (schools and libraries are exempt from this budget requirement) and be located in an underserved community with a population of less than 50,000.
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Romance Writers of America Library Grant
http://www.ala.org/pla/awards/romancewritersgrant
Deadline: December 1
Presented by PLA and Romance Writers of America, this grant is designed to provide a public library the opportunity to build or expand its romance fiction collection and/or host romance fiction programming. The grant consists of $4500 to be used toward the purchase of books in print and/or audio format, author honorariums and travel expenses, and other applicable program expenses. Library must demonstrate a plan or examples for use of the funds, such as hosting a system-wide training day on the romance genre, buying romance novels for the library collection, creating Readers Advisory materials on the genre, and/or hosting romance fiction oriented programs.
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Salem Press Library Grants Center
http://salempress.com/Store/grants/grants.htm
Offers listings of grants for both libraries and related organizations land individual librarians.
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Scholastic Book Grants
http://www.scholastic.com/aboutscholastic/communitybookgrants.htm
Each year Scholastic donates millions of books to organizations, schools, and libraries. Donations are distributed on two levels: large-scale donations of 100,000 books and small-scale (unsolicited) donations of 500-1000 books awarded to literacy organizations that operate under sections 170 (c) or 501 (c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. The goal is to ensure that each of Scholastic's book donations has a significant impact on fostering literacy and a joy of reading among the most at-risk young people and families, with a particular emphasis on inner-city and rural areas.
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Sisters in Crime Lottery Grants
http://www.sistersincrime.org/
http://www.sistersincrime.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=53
Deadline: December 31, 2011
Monthly grants of $1000 are awarded from January through December 2011 (on an ongoing basis) to libraries in support of collection development. Funds must be used to purchase books but are not restricted to the mystery genre nor to those by Sisters in Crime members. All U.S.-based libraries may enter the drawing. All branches within a larger system may enter; however, once a library in the system has won, no other library within the same system can win the grant.
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Snapdragon Book Foundation
http://www.snapdragonbookfoundation.org/index.html
Started in December, 2008 to provide funds to improve school libraries for disadvantaged children. Grants will be awarded to public, private, and experimental schools. In its first year, the foundation funded nine out of 36 applications. And last year, the number of applications jumped to 200. So far, they've awarded 17 grants totaling more than $25,000, with each award ranging from $800 to $15,000. The grant recipients have purchased a range of both fiction and nonfiction volumes from picture books to chapter books. If you're a librarian in a public, private, or experimental school that serves a low-income area, you're encouraged to apply. Hurry up. The foundation is now accepting online applications through April 15, 2012. The application form asks several open-ended questions, which are designed to encourage extended answers.
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Soros Foundations Network
http://www.soros.org/grants
As part of its commitment to bringing peace and stability worldwide, the Soros Foundations Network supports a wide range of projects. The Library Program has provided support to 150 projects to improve library automation, training, preservation and access, and services.
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State Aid Guidelines for Michigan Libraries, 2000
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/hal_lm_stateaid_52387_7.pdf
Prepared by Library of Michigan.
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State Library of Iowa
Funding Resources
http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/funding-info/
Note that many of the programs mentioned are not limited to Iowa.
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Target Store Grants
http://sites.target.com/site/en/corporate/page.jsp?contentId=PRD03-001818
Through its Store Grants program, Target supports local giving in the categories of Arts, Reading, and Family Violence Prevention. The program awards Reading grants to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations, supporting programs such as weekend book clubs, after-school reading programs, and events encouraging family reading time. Arts grants are given to programs that bring the arts to schools or make it affordable for families to participate in cultural experiences, such as school touring programs, field trips to the theater or symphony, or artist residencies and workshops in schools. Family Violence Prevention grants support groups working to make individual homes and entire communities safer, such as child abuse counseling programs and shelters. Eligible applicants must be nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status, schools, or units of government. Most grants average between $1,000 and $3,000. Funding is limited to the communities in which Target does business. Because applications will be reviewed as they are received, applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications for Target Store Grants are available at local Target stores and online through the Target Web site. Visit the Web site for complete program information and application procedures.
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Universal Service Rates for Schools (E-Rate)
http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6525_21417---,00.html
Check this web page for the latest information from the Michigan Department of Education about the "Universal Service Discount Program for Schools and Libraries".
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U.S. Department of Agriculture
Community Facilities Loans and Grants for Rural Libraries
http://broadbandsummit.mel.org/files/lm_factsheet.pdf
Public libraries are culturally and technologically critical to the rural communities they serve. They are important to bridging the digital divide, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life in rural America. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has designated $100 million in USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Program funding for public libraries....The Community Facilities funds will give rural communities the opportunity to improve their library facilities, enhance educational opportunities, and improve economic conditions. Library construction or renovation projects will also create and save jobs in the construction and library service fields....Construction funding for libraries is usually restricted to cities or townships with a population less than 20,000....For more information about local contacts, click here.
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U.S. Department of Education
Improving Literacy Through School Libraries
http://www.ed.gov/programs/lsl/index.html
The web site includes a list of all school districts that are eligible to receive Department of Education grants (about 5,600) but does not list eligible charter schools as previously reported. (Charter schools must contact states directly for grant information.)
Also listed under Education.
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United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
Peacebuilding Support Initiative for U.S. Institutions and Public Libraries
http://www.iie.org/usipsupport
Application Deadline: November 1, 2012
The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Institute of International Education (IIE) are pleased to announce today that they are launching the U.S. Institute of Peace Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Program. Through this program, administered by IIE, USIP will support American colleges, universities, and public libraries to enable them to hold events that advance and promote the understanding of peacebuilding and international conflict resolution. Over the next year, this initiative will provide $2,000 each to 250 U.S. institutions and public libraries. Funding may be used for a variety of activities, including educational or training workshops, lectures, speaker programs, library forums, or web-based forums. The activity must address issues of international conflict and its resolution, and be held during the spring 2013 academic semester. The application deadline is November 1, 2012, and recipients will be announced in December 2012. Eligibility:
• All accredited U.S. colleges and universities, as well as public libraries are eligible to apply. • Groups or organizations, such as academic departments, academic clubs, and consortia within either entity, are also eligible. • University student-led groups may submit an application with the endorsement of a faculty member or administrator. • Multiple organizations from the same entity are eligible to apply. • Non-U.S. higher education institutions or public libraries are not eligible to apply.
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Walmart Store and Sam’s Club Giving Program Grants
http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8916.aspx
Deadline: Dec. 31
Grants starting at $250 and up are available to communities served by Walmart or Sam’s Club. Government agencies, including State, County and City agencies are eligible to apply, as are nonprofit organizations, and K-12 Public Schools/Districts, Charter Schools, Community/Junior Colleges, State Colleges and Universities. Please review the giving guidelines for eligibility. Applications are available at your local Walmart Store or Sam’s Club.
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Web Resources for Tribal Libraries
http://www.u.arizona.edu/~ecubbins/index.html
This site provides links to potential funding sources for North American Indian tribal libraries. A tribal library may be public, academic, school, or special, such as archival or museum.
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Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

The ALA Book of Library Grant Money / edited by Nancy Kalikow Maxwell. Chicago : American Library Association, 2014. 9th edition, 348pp. Funding Center (1 East) Z683.2.U6 A43 2014
Using this guide, librarians, fundraisers, and researchers will find quick, convenient access to information on the most likely funding sources for libraries, including private foundations, corporate foundations, corporate direct givers, government agencies, and library and nonprofit organizations.

GO GET THAT GRANT! : A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR LIBRARIES AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Gail M. Staines. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2010. 117pp. Funding Center (1 East) Z683.2.U6 S73 2010 : In these tough economic times, funding opportunities have decreased, while competition for money has increased. Thus, this how-to guide is a must for anyone interested in writing, procuring, and implementing grants. Designed for libraries and nonprofit organizations, Go Get That Grant! includes information about the types of grants available through government agencies and foundations, as well as how to locate funding opportunities....From gathering basic information about an organization through accepting and implementing grants, Gail Staines provides step-by-step expert advice, numerous examples, and proven writing strategies. She also explains the processes of identifying fundable projects and selecting potential sources of funding....This volume also contains several appendixes with samples of strategic plans, narratives, budgets, needs assessments, evaluations, and much more. As securing funds becomes increasingly difficult, this current and effective book will prove enormously useful.

GRANTS FOR LIBRARIES : A GUIDE TO PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FUNDING PROGRAMS AND PROPOSAL WRITING TECHNIQUES. Emmett Corry. Littleton, Co. : Libraries Unlimited, 1986. 343pp. Main Library Stacks Z683 .C754 1986
A detailed and efficient reference book about both governmental and foundation granting agencies, grant programs, and grant procedures for all types of libraries and library agencies. It is also a useful handbook for both would-be grant recipients and granting agency staff.

GRANTS FOR LIBRARIES : A HOW-TO-DO-IT MANUAL AND CD-ROM FOR LIBRARIANS. Stephanie K. Gerding and Pamela H. MacKellar. New York : Neal-Schumann, 2006. Funding Center (1, East) Z683.2.U6 G47 2006; CD is located in MSU Digital/Multimedia Center CD-ROM, 4 WEST Z683.2.U6 G47 2006 CD-ROM
As libraries cope with budget cuts and shortages, many institutions are turning to grants as means for funding new initiatives and sustaining services. This practical how-to—-authored by two experts with in-depth knowledge and practical experience--outlines the grant-writing process and provides a proven step-by-step strategy for getting your grant. Chapters cover preliminary planning; defining the project; forming the writing team; choosing the best type of funder (government, foundation, corporate, and local organizations) to approach; and more. Core coverage focuses on writing and submitting the proposal including thorough explanation and examples the title sheet, cover letter, table of contents, overview, description, needs, methodology, timeline, budget, evaluation, and more. Additional sections explain how applicants should follow-up on their submission and what to do when your funding is approved. The CD-ROM includes a sample grant template that you can individualize and reproduce for your own grants, as well as model long range plans that can be modified and included in proposals. More than 15 successful grant stories from a variety of institutions and for various funding purposes are also on this invaluable CD for you to model, adapt, or incorporate into your own winning proposals.

GRANTS FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES. Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis and Ann Jerabek. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2003. xi, 197pp. Main Library Stacks Z683.2.U6 H35 2003
Directed to securing federal and state grants, the book covers grantsmanship issues and proposal development for programs in grades K-12. Attention is paid to planning and project design, budget development, evaluation, and other essentials for a complete application. Numerous worksheets are provided, and advice for the post-submission period is also included. With glossary, bibliographical references and index.

LEGACIES FOR LIBRARIES : A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PLANNED GIVING. Amy Sherman Smith and Matthew D. Lehrer. Chicago, Il. : American Library Association, 2000. 138pp. Main Library Stacks Z683.2.U6 S64 2000
Explains the various elements of planned giving, tax implications, marketing, and stewardship. Differentiates the major types of charitable giving vehicles, and gives examples. Recommends establishing an advisory board, and details the role of this group.

LIBRARIAN'S HANDBOOK FOR SEEKING, WRITING, AND MANAGING GRANTS Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis ... [et al.] Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2011. 313pp. Funding Center (1 East) HD69.P75 L533 2011
As times get tougher, grants become increasingly important to librarians seeking to maintain and expand facilities, programs, and resources. Unfortunately, tough times also mean tighter money and more hands reaching for the grants that do exist. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to enhance your institution's chances of getting the funds it needs....A comprehensive book that covers the full spectrum of the grant process, Librarian's Handbook for Seeking, Writing, and Managing Grants is designed to provide all the information necessary for librarians and educators to become effective members of grant-development and management teams. Written in an easy-to-understand, succinct format, it will be invaluable even for those with little or no background knowledge and regardless of the size or type of library or information center....Recognizing that grants are developed through a sequential process, the volume focuses on the fundamental components of grant planning, grant writing, and grant management. Readers will learn to identify potential federal and state funding sources, organize and manage the proposal development process, do research, and establish and encourage participation on local development teams. They will also learn about specific aspects of grant management, such as budget and finance monitoring; hiring; research compliance and policies; sub-agreements and partnership forms; and reporting requirements

A MEMBER'S GUIDE : AN INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATIONS. Information compiled by Jerry Krois, Wyoming State Library, on behalf of the public libraries in his state.
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MICHIGAN DISTRICT LIBRARY LAW : A GUIDE FOR ESTABLISHING AND FUNDING A DISTRICT LIBRARY IN MICHIGAN
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WINNING LIBRARY GRANTS : A GAME PLAN. Herbert B. Landau. Chicago : American Library Association, 2011. 176pp. Funding Center (1 East) Z683.2.U6 L36 2011
Tightening budgets and ever-shrinking sources for funding have made winning grants more important than ever before. But where should a library grant novice begin? Right here, of course. Herbert B. Landau, the author of The Small Public Library Survival Guide and an experienced marketer and manager, offers a practical and comprehensive manual that guides you through grant fundamentals. His game plan will help you (1) Find relevant funders by analyzing eligibility criteria; (2) Write and prepare grant applications using the winning examples included, and evaluate outcomes to pave the way for success with future proposals; and (3) Increase your chances for success by using additional tactics, such as pre- and post-submission marketing, to “sell” your institution to a funder. Whether you’re a newbie taking on the process for the first time or an experienced administrator looking to shore up finances, this book will help you find the dollars your library needs.

 

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