Grant Resources

Here is a chart of grant opportunities you might consider. Go ahead and contact us to help you with any of these applications – we are here to support members! (Scroll to the bottom of this page for a contact form, or just email us.)

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Please click on each grant link to get important additional detail about the terms and conditions of each grant and a contact name in case you have additional questions.

Grant Grade Level/ Library Type Description Deadline
AASL Innovative Reading Grant K-9 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. Feb. 1st, Annually
Adopt-A-Classroom K-12 Donors partner with teachers for funding critical resources and needs for your classroom. Ongoing
ALCTS Transforming Collections Microgrant Public The ALCTS Transforming Collections Microgrant Program is designed to support and encourage innovative practices, emerging technologies, and innovation in collections. The microgrants are intended to support small projects or research initiatives in support of transforming collections. Two microgrants up to $1,500 will be funded annually. May, Annually
American Honda Foundation PreK-16 For non-profits with emphasis on youth education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, etc. Quarterly
Arthur Vining Davis Foundation 9-12 For innovative professional development programs that strengthen teachers and their teaching. Ongoing
AT&T Aspire 9-12 AT&T Aspire tackles high school success and college/career readiness for students at-risk of dropping out of high school through a much larger, “socially innovative” approach. April, Annually
Digital Wish Grants K-12 Submit a technology-based lesson plan for a chance to win over 50 different technology grants. Ongoing
Dollar General Literacy Grant Programs All Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s grant programs help improve the lives of people of all ages in many different communities. Grant programs include: Adult Literacy, Family Literacy, Summer Reading, and Youth Literacy. Varied K-12 Public school teachers post classroom project requests on “Citizen philanthropists” can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires them. Ongoing K-12 and Higher Ed. Thousands of grants and other funding opportunities culled from federal, state, regional, and community sources available to public and private, preK–12 educators, schools and districts, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations that work with them. Ongoing
Loleta D. Fyan Grant Public 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.” December, Annually
National Leadership Grants All National Leadership Grants support projects that address challenges faced by the museum, library, and/or archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will seek innovative responses to the challenge(s) identified in the proposals, and will have national impact. Feb. 1st, Annually
Sparks! Ignition Grants All The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums are a special funding opportunity within the IMLS National Leadership Grants program. These small grants encourage libraries, museums, and archives to test and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Sparks Grants support the deployment, testing, and evaluation of promising and groundbreaking new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. Ongoing
Target Grants K-12 & Public Target awards grants to schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations to support educational field trips to museums, historical sites, and cultural destinations. March 1st-April 30th, Annually
Verizon Foundation All The Verizon Foundation supports innovative national and grassroots programs to improve literacy and lifelong learning, with particular emphasis on strengthening the problem solving, creativity and critical thinking skills needed for success in the 21st Century. The Foundation targets creative, outcomes-based programs that further early childhood learning, promote family literacy, increase adult literacy and assist English language learners. Jan. 16th – Oct. 16th, Annually


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