Grant Opportunities



Sewell Stipend Travel Grants for Librarians Working in Public Health
DEADLINE: July 16, 2019
The Sewell Travel Award for Public Health (STAPH) Committee invites applications for 2019 Sewell Stipends to attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, November 2-6, 2019. The award will reimburse for the cost of APHA membership and early-bird conference registration Applications are welcome from all librarians who work with public health practitioners, students, staff, and faculty.

Wyoming Women’s Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: July 25, 2019
The Wyoming Women’s Foundation’s mission is to invest in economic self-sufficiency for women and opportunties for girls in Wyoming. WYWF makes grants to programs that elevate the financial well-being of women, empower women and girls and promote systems change. Grant priorities are income and asset development, mentoring, and systems change. Up to 20 grants will be awarded, and $140,000 total is available.

Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize
DEADLINE: August 1, 2019
The Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize, developed in partnership between Library Journal and the Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation, has been created to recognize the public library as a vital community asset. The Community Impact Prize is designed to celebrate libraries that have significantly helped their communities thrive. One winning library will receive $250,000 in grant monies from the Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation. The winning library will also be profiled in the November issue of Library Journal and online.

Americans and the Holocaust Traveling Exhibition
DEADLINE: August 9, 2019
Public and academic libraries may 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. Fifty selected libraries will receive the 1,100-square-foot exhibition on loan for five to six weeks; a $2,000 allowance to support public programs; expenses paid for a library staff member to attend an orientation workshop at USHMM in January 2020 in Washington, D.C.; and publicity materials, programming support and more.

Yiddish Book Center’s “Coming to America” Reading Groups
DEADLINE: August 16, 2019
Using Yiddish literature as a portal, the program will feature Yiddish literature in translation that explores questions of identity, assimilation, language, cuisine, and generational change.Up to 30 participating public libraries will receive expenses paid for facilitators to attend a two-day workshop at the Yiddish Book Center, 15 copies of each of four books, and downloadable discussion guides and reading resources.

Waste Management Charitable Contributions
DEADLINE: Ongoing
Since Waste Management is committed to helping provide “renewable resources to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and to conserving and maintaining wetlands, wildlife habitats and green spaces for people’s enjoyment,” they are contributing to programs that support environmental education to middle and high school students as well as programs that support or enhance natural resources.

Awesome Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: Ongoing
The Awesome Libraries Chapter was created by a small working group of passionate librarians within Library Pipeline who wanted to provide a catalyst for prototyping both technical and non-technical library innovations that embody the principles of diversity, inclusivity, creativity, and risk-taking. Naturally, we embedded these principles into the grant selection guidelines. Apply if you have an awesome library project that fits within these principles.

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