Category Archives: Grants and Awards

Grant Opportunities

Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grants
DEADLINE: March 31, 2018
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children’s love of reading and creative expression in our diverse culture, offers mini-grants to provide creative, innovative programs that support or extend the Common Core Standards in PreK-12 education. Public schools, public libraries, and public preschool programs such as Head Start are eligible. Approximately 60 grants of up to $500 each will be awarded.

White House Conference on Library and Information Services Taskforce (WHCLIST) Award
DEADLINE: April 2, 2018
Granted to a non-librarian participant in National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) on May 7-8, 2018. The winner receives a stipend of $300 and two free nights at the NLLD hotel. The recipient should be a library supporter (trustee, friend, general supporter) and not a professional librarian, and a first-time attendee of NLLD.

Wyoming Arts Council Rural Arts Access Grant
DEADLINE: Project must take place by June 30, 2018
Application due a minimum of four weeks before project start date

This grant is specifically designed to provide project funding for geographically isolated and rural areas with a population of less than 3,000. An organization is eligible to receive up to $750 in this grant category. No cash match is required.

ThinkWY – Wyoming Humanities Grants
Wyoming Humanities funds projects that are humanities-focused, built around a public event, and that have a humanities scholar in a central role. The humanities encompass the study of all forms of human cultural expression: history, arts, literature, philosophy, religion, laws, cultural studies, and languages. Mini Grants of up to $2,000 and Opportunity Grants of up to $750 are available. Wyoming Humanities is not currently accepting applications for major grants.

Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program
The D.U.C. Library Program has thousands of free art books available for distribution to public and school libraries in underserved communities. Participating libraries may order books from the D.U.C. catalog once annually. Branch libraries may participate independently or through their main library. All items received from the D.U.C. must be cataloged in the library’s holdings and made available to all patrons.


Grant Opportunities

Code4Lib Diversity Scholarship Program
DEADLINE: November 17, 2017
The Code4Lib Scholarship Committee hopes to award 15 Diversity Scholarships, based on merit and need. Each scholarship will cover up to $1500 for travel costs, lodging, and conference fees for selected applicants to attend the 2018 Code4Lib Conference in Washington, D.C. from February 13-16, 2018. Applicants must be interested in actively engaging with the Code4Lib community and must be a member of a group not well-represented within the Code4Lib community.

PLA Preconference Stipend for Promoting Healthy Communities
DEADLINE: November 19, 2017
Public library workers are invited to apply for a $500 stipend to attend “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” a one-day preconference workshop held at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference in Philadelphia. The one-day preconference on March 20 is part of Promoting Healthy Communities, a new nationwide initiative from PLA and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) that will increase public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services. Fifty stipends will be awarded.

Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant
DEADLINE: December 1, 2017
This award, established by the Preservation and Reformatting Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), allows librarians with 5 or fewer years of experience in the libraries and archives preservation field to attend the ALA Annual Conference. The award is a $1,250 cash grant to be used toward registration fees, airfare, and lodging.

Memory Lab Network
DEADLINE: December 15, 2017
DC Public Library announces a subgrant application opportunity for public libraries to join the Memory Lab Network project. The DC Public Library Memory Lab is a digitization lab and digital preservation resources created as a local response to the national needs for free public access to tools and information on caring for personal digital archives. Seven public libraries will be identified as Memory Lab Network partners and will spend one year creating personal archiving stations and programs to for their communities following the DCPL model with training, mentoring, and financial support from DCPL.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Grants to Libraries
DEADLINE: December 15, 2017
These grants provide support to Wyoming librarians and publicly accessible Wyoming libraries in three areas: education and training, library resources, and library foundation development. Two grant deadlines annually; next deadline December 15, 2017. Contact Brian Greene, WSL Library Development Manager, with any questions at or (307) 777-6339.

Grant Opportunities

TechSoup #Storymakers2017
DEADLINE: October 31, 2017

TechSoup is launching a global digital media storytelling campaign to increase the skills of media makers and enthusiasts in the nonprofit sector. The goal is to educate and inspire nonprofits to create powerful stories about the social benefits of their important work. Five cash prizes of $2,000 each will be awarded.

Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
DEADLINE: November 10, 2017
The Foundation awards grants to support community-based non-profit organizations. They will consider requests to support museums, schools, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped, and other community-based organizations and their programs. Grants typically range from $1,000 to $20,000.

Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award
DEADLINE: February 1, 2018
This award of $2,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation is presented to a library organization in order to recognize a project that is innovative, creative, and well-organized. This project must successfully develop income from other sources, such as individual gifts, foundations, endowments, etc. While the library development project may have been a continuing one, the nomination should represent a significantly new effort which involved a more broad-based constituency and utilized additional fund-raising techniques.

American Honda Foundation Grant
DEADLINE: February 1, 2018
501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have a program focused on youth and scientific education
are eligible for this grant, which ranges from $20,000 to $75,000. The Foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM subjects, in addition to the environment, job training, and literacy.

ALA Scholarships for Master’s Degree Studies in Librarianship
DEADLINE: March 1, 2018
The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master’s degree level.  Scholarships range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must attend a master’s level program in library and information science that has been accredited by the ALA. Applicants interested in school librarianship must attend a program that meets ALA curriculum guidelines for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Libraries Transforming Communities: Travel Stipends for Rural Libraries
DEADLINE: March 9, 2018
Public libraries that serve small and/or rural communities are invited to apply for a travel stipend to attend