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 a one-day dialogue and deliberation pre-conference workshop at the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. Attending the pre-conference is free, though space will be limited to 50 participants. Twenty-five participants from public libraries serving small and/or rural communities will be selected to receive an $800 stipend to help cover travel costs for one library employee.

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