Grant Opportunities



Not sure where to start on applying for grants? You might want to check out this CauseVox article on “How To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit Or Charity (The Basics).” Here’s a roundup of some of the most recent grant opportunities we’ve spotted:

National Network of Libraries of Medicine K-12 School Partnership Award
Deadline: September 30, 2016
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) announces the availability of the K-12 School Partnership Award for new or existing collaborative projects between a library and a K-12 school entity to promote and/or introduce NLM health information resources. Examples of projects include raising awareness of NLM health information resources, participating in health fairs, or developing media resources featuring NLM health information resources. The NN/LM MCR will fund two awards up to $2,500 each.

United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friend Conference Grant
Deadline: January 9, 2017
The United for Libraries/Thrift Books Friends Grant enables one member of a Friends of the Library group at a public library to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Applicants must be first-time attendees, and must be active in their public library Friends group. The winner will receive a grant of $850, plus full ALA Annual Conference registration.

Penguin Random House Library Awards for Innovation
Deadline: October 1, 2016
The Penguin Random House Library Awards for Innovation recognize public libraries creating innovative community-based programs which encourage citizens to participate and support local reading initiatives that connect libraries with their community. One $10,000 grant and four runner-up $1,000 grants will be awarded. Award recipients will also receive $1,000 in Penguin Random House books.

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grants
Deadline: September 26, 2016.
Each year, the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants program contributes more than $5 million to fund improvements at public schools in the United States. Projects should fall into one of the following categories: technology upgrades, tools for STEM programs, facility renovations, and safety improvements. Grant requests can range from $2,000 to $100,000, though most will be given in the $2,000 to $5,000 range.

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