Library Awards and Grants by Deadline
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Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award
December 15, 2013
The Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award is an annual award to a school library that has conducted an exemplary program or program series in the humanities during the prior school year. It consists of a $4,000 cash award; a plaque; and the promotion of the winner as a model program for other school libraries.
Loleta D. Fyan Grant
December 20, 2013
Loleta D. Fyan, ALA president from 1951–1952, believed that every individual, regardless of residence, is equally entitled to high quality library service and that librarians must be adept in using the political process to acquire this “right of citizenship.” The grant, up to $5,000, is to be used for the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide.
Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb
December 31, 2013
It’s time for Fiskars Project Orange Thumb to begin another year of neighborhood beautification, and this is your chance to bring our community gardening initiative to your area. Your organization could receive $5,000 in cash and garden tools to help you reach your goals of community change. Your group could even be the recipient of a complete garden makeover, in which the Project Orange Thumb team comes to your neighborhood and turns unused space into a beautiful community garden in just one day! Grant recipients will be announced March 31, 2014.
Summer Reading Grants
January 01, 2014
Courtesy of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will be giving out two types of grants: the Summer Reading Teen Intern Grant will award $1,000 to each of 20 libraries for the purpose of hiring summer teen interns to assist with summer reading activities; and the Summer Reading Resources Grant will award $1,000 to each of 20 libraries in need with the purpose of helping them purchase resources to bolster their teen summer reading program.
NEA Our Town Grants
January 13, 2014
Through Our Town, subject to the availability of funding, the National Endowment for the Arts will provide a limited number of grants, ranging from $25,000 to $200,000, for creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core. Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with their arts and design organizations and artists, seek to: improve their quality of life; encourage greater creative activity; foster stronger community identity and a sense of place; and revitalize economic development.
American Association of University Women Community Action Grants
January 15, 2014
Community Action grants provide funds to individuals, American Association of University Women (AAUW) branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local, community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Applicants must be women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Nonprofit organizations must be based in the United States. Grant projects must have direct public impact, be nonpartisan, and take place within the United States or its territories. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K–12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant
January 17, 2014
The National Gardening Association is proud to announce the fourth year of the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant, created in partnership with the Muhammad Ali Center and underwritten by the Yum! Brands Foundation. In an effort to help schools sow the seeds of respect, the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant is designed to teach lessons of peace and hunger awareness through garden activities. As a global initiative, national and international youth gardening programs are eligible to participate. To date, the Muhammad Ali Center Peace Garden Grant has helped over 155 programs start or sustain garden programming for youth, impacting over 15,000 participants in 13 different countries around the world.
Francis Joseph Campbell Award
January 31, 2014
A citation and a medal presented to a person or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of library service for the blind and physically handicapped. This contribution may take the form of an imaginative and constructive program in a particular library; a recognized contribution to the national library program for blind persons; creative participation in library associations or organizations that advance reading for the blind; a significant publication or writing in the field; imaginative contribution to library administration, reference, circulation, selection, acquisitions, or technical services; or any activity of recognized importance.
ASCLA Exceptional Service Award
January 31, 2014
A citation presented to recognize exceptional service to patients, to the homebound, to people of all ages who live in group homes or residences, and to inmates, as well as to recognize professional leadership, effective interpretation of programs, pioneering activity, and significant research of experimental projects.
Innovative Reading Grant
February 01, 2014
Sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and Capstone, the Innovative Reading Grant was developed to support the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers. The award is for $2,500.
American Honda Foundation Grants
The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative.
Brinker International Foundation Grants
Giving back to the communities where we live and work is one of Brinker International’s core values. With a diverse variety of local fundraising activities and corporate giving programs, Brinker and its restaurants contribute more than $3 million annually to a number of worthwhile charities.
Charles Lafitte Foundation Grants
The mission of the Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) is to provide for and support inventive and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to lead healthy, satisfying and enriched lives.
LEGO Children’s Fund
The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. We will give priority consideration to programs that both meet our goals and are supported in volunteer time and effort by our employees. The Foundation awards grants to qualified tax-exempt organizations (as determined under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code) including educational organizations as defined in USC 26 § 170 (C) with specific, identifiable needs primarily in these areas of support: early childhood education and development that is directly related to creativity; and technology and communication projects that advance learning opportunities.
Office Depot Foundation Grants
The Office Depot Foundation’s funding focus includes making a difference in children’s lives, building communities, and disaster relief. The majority of grants issued are in the vicinity of $1,000 and are supported by in-kind donations when inventory allows.
Pepsi Refresh Project
The Pepsi Refresh Project makes available millions of dollars to be granted through an online, democratic voting process to help projects designed to improve communities. The grant program consists of four categories: arts and music; communities; education; and the Pepsi Challenge. Ideas should be feasible and able to be completed twelve months from the date you receive the first funds.
Poets & Writers Funding for Readings/Workshops
Each year, Poets & Writers Readings/Workshops program supports hundreds of writers participating in events in large cities and small towns throughout New York and California, as well as in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Seattle, New Orleans, Tucson, and Washington D.C
Praxair Foundation Library Links Grants
Library Links grants assist libraries in upgrading their technology, acquiring new materials. or initiating innovative programs. All proposals should describe projects that serve the needs of the community at large.
Rockwell Collins Charitable Corporation Grants
Rockwell Collins makes charitable contributions to a variety of nonprofit organizations in the United States and around the world. We make grants available for programs and initiatives. Our giving priorities include education with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and arts and culture, with an emphasis in youth development.
Verizon Foundation Grants
The Verizon Foundation provides support to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations within the United States. The Foundation supports the following funding priorities: literacy, education, healthcare, and sustainability. The Verizon Foundation does not have a range for grant amounts. Many factors, including the specific program or project to be funded and the organization making the request, determine funding amounts.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants
The W.K. Kellogg 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.
Wish You Well Foundation Grants
The Wish You Well Foundation supports family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.