Grant and Award Opportunities

Jul 3, 2023

Standing graphicCore LIFT Award for Professional Development
DEADLINE: July 16, 2023
Supports skill development and networking opportunities for information professionals. Sponsored by OCLC, it consists of up to $1,500 the recipient may use on professional development including, but not limited to, ALA and/or Core membership dues, attending the ALA Annual Conference, ALA LibLearnX Conference, the Core Forum, or continuing education.

NEH Dialogues on the Experience of War
DEADLINE: September 7, 2023
Supports the study and discussion of humanities sources that address the experiences of military service and war from a wide variety of perspectives. In recognition of the importance of the humanities in helping Americans to understand the meaning and experiences of military service and war, Dialogues projects encourage veterans and nonveterans to reflect collectively on such topics as civic engagement, veteran identity, the legacies of war, service, and homecoming.

NEA Our Town Grants
DEADLINE: August 3, 2023
Our Town is the NEA’s creative placemaking grants program. Through project-based funding, the program supports activities that integrate arts, culture, and design into local efforts that strengthen communities over the long term. These are cost share/matching grants ranging from $25,000 to $150,000, with funding starting July 1, 2024 for 1–2 year projects.   Q&A sessions will be held on July 20, and August 10.

Nasdaq Foundation Quarterly Grants Program
DEADLINE: August 11, 2023
Grants intended to accelerate progress in diversifying entrepreneurship and empowering a more diverse group of investors. Grants will be given in this area to organizations and programs that impact women and under-represented communities.

Lois Lenski Covey Foundation Bookmobile Grant Program
DEADLINE: September 1, 2023
Awards grants to organizations that operate a lending bookmobile that travels into neighborhoods populated by underserved youth. The grants are for purchasing books published for young people preschool through grade 8.

Toshiba America Foundation Grades 6-12 Classroom STEM Grants
DEADLINE: September 1, 2023
Toshiba America Foundation (TAF) is dedicated to helping classroom teachers make STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning fun and exciting for students in U.S. schools. TAF funds innovative STEM projects designed by teachers for use in their own schools and classrooms. ​​Teachers at public and nonprofit private schools throughout the United States are eligible to apply for grants for up to $5,000 for projects for grades 6-12.

Thinking Money for Kids Program Kits
DEADLINE: September 8, 2023
The American Library Association (ALA) and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation invite public libraries to apply for a Thinking Money for Kids Program Kit, a collection of expertly vetted programming resources to help libraries offer financial education for children ages 3 to 12, both in the library and in children’s homes. Approximately 200 public libraries will be selected to receive a kit (estimated value: $2,000). Libraries will keep all kit contents after the grant period ends.

Americans and the Holocaust Traveling Exhibition
DEADLINE: October 14, 2023
Public and academic libraries are invited to apply to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. Selected libraries will receive the 1,100-square-foot exhibition on loan for five to six weeks; a $3,000 allowance to support public programs; expenses paid for a library staff member to attend an orientation workshop (May 15-16, 2024 ) at the Museum in Washington, D.C.; andb publicity materials, programming resources, ongoing support from the Museum and the ALA, and more.

Black Hills Corporation Community Giving
Areas of focus are arts and culture, civic and community development, education, environment, human services, and youth development. Giving limited to Black Hills Energy service areas.

Reiman Foundation Grants
Primary funding interests lie in four areas: education, health care, the arts and children’s initiatives.

Little Free Library Indigenous Library Program
Little Free Library book exchanges provide easy access to books. The organization’s Indigenous Library Program grants no-cost Little Free Library boxes full of books to Indigenous communities with limited book access.

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