Grant and Award Opportunities

May 2, 2023

Standing graphicCaplan Foundation for Early Childhood Grants
DEADLINE: Letter of Intent by May 31, 2023
Supports development projects and promising research with the potential to significantly enhance the physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, play, social integration, and/or quality of life of children, from birth through seven years of age. Grants are only made if a successful project outcome will likely be of significant interest to other professionals, within the grantee’s field of endeavor, and would have a direct benefit and potential national application.

Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education
DEADLINE: May 31, 2023
Want to attend a conference or workshop to build your library skills? Take an online course? Start working toward that library media specialist endorsement or master’s degree in library science? Funds are available to those working or volunteering in Wyoming libraries through the Carol McMurry Library Endowment Individual Grants for Continuing Education. Applications are accepted six times during the year. The next deadline is May 31, 2023, for continuing education events starting no earlier than July 1, 2023.

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

DEADLINE: July 18, 2023
National Endowment for the Humanities grants advance scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities by helping libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations steward important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. The program strengthens efforts to extend the reach of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible. Awards also support the creation of reference resources that facilitate the use of cultural materials.

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: June 15, 2023
Community enhancement grants for affordable housing, community resilience, community and recreation centers, economic development, libraries, monuments, memorials and science centers. Grants generally are less than $10,000 with most between $2,000 and $5,000.

T-Mobile Hometown Grants
DEADLINE: June 30, 2023
The T-Mobile Hometown Grants program will help fund projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in small towns. Towns of under 50,000 population may apply for up to $50,000. Grants are open on a quarterly basis; next deadline is June 30, 2023.

Nora Van Burgh Development Grants
DEADLINE: July 31, 2023
Nora Van Burgh had a lengthy and distinguished career in Wyoming libraries, and she was a strong believer in lifelong learning. The Wyoming Library Association’s Nora Van Burgh Development Grants honor her memory. These grants provide funding assistance to those who wish to enhance their effectiveness as library employees through additional educational experience. Non-degreed library employees are particularly encouraged to apply, though any current member of WLA may apply.

The Pilcrow Foundation Children’s Book Project
DEADLINE: October 1, 2023
The Pilcrow Foundation provides new, quality, hardcover children’s books to rural public libraries across the United States. A library’s local sponsors can contribute from $200 to $400, which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,200 worth of children’s books. The Foundation provides a list of over 500 quality hardcover children’s books from which grant recipients can select books best suited for their communities. Application deadlines are April 1 and October 1, annually.

U.S. Bank Foundation Community Possible Grants
DEADLINE: Ongoing for letters of interest
Provides support to nonprofit organizations in the 26 states served by U.S. Bank. Grants are provided in the following categories: 1) play, with a focus on access to artistic and cultural enrichment, learning through play, and preserving, protecting, and enhancing outdoor places to play; 2) work, with a focus on small business and workforce development, pathways to higher education, and financial literacy; and 3) home, with a focus on safe, affordable, energy efficient housing and home ownership education. Priority is given to organizations serving low- and moderate-income communities, women, and people of color as well as organizations led by people of color.

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