Grant Opportunities

STARnet Discover Exoplanets Traveling Exhibit
DEADLINE: January 5, 2018
Pre-application webinar December 6, 2017
The National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute (SSI) is seeking eight library and museum partner sites to host the inaugural national tour of the interactive traveling exhibition Discover Exoplanets: the Search for Alien Earths.  Public libraries and small museum partners in rural areas and those serving rural populations and underrepresented groups are especially invited to apply. Travel costs will be covered for two staff members to attend a two-day orientation and program planning workshop in Boulder Colorado.

Loleta D. Fyan Grant
DEADLINE: January 12, 2018
Up to $5,000 total for one or more projects for the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide. Projects must have the potential for broader impact and application beyond meeting a specific local need; should be designed to effect changes in public library services that are innovative and responsive to the future; and should be capable of completion within one year.

United for Libraries Friend Conference Grant
DEADLINE: January 15, 2018
Enables one member of a Friends of the Library group at a public library to attend the ALA Annual Conference. The winner will receive a grant of $850, plus full ALA Annual Conference registration. The applicant must be a member of a Friends of the Library group in a public library, and a first-time attendee of any ALA conference (Midwinter or Annual).

Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant
DEADLINE: January 31, 2018
Underfunded libraries, schools, and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants. The grant program provides books submitted for consideration for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards to libraries and other organizations to expand their collections.

Bank of the West’s Charitable Investments Program
Bank of the West supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life, particularly of low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Public nonprofit organizations in most Wyoming counties are eligible (check for yours). Grants are awarded for education and job training as well as for community and economic development.

Coca-Cola Foundation
The Coca-Cola Foundation supports non-profit organizations and programs that offer scholarships, school drop-out prevention projects, access to educational programming and other educational initiatives, and also those that strengthen and enrich communities, including through education, youth development, and other community and civic initiatives. Note that they do not support local elementary, middle, or high schools.

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