Grant Opportunities



Libraries Build Business
DEADLINE: December 13, 2019
The American Library Association (ALA), with the support of Google.org, is launching an initiative to identify and scale successful entrepreneurship programs in public libraries and create learning resources for any library to support entrepreneurs in its community. Selected libraries will comprise a cohort of approximately 10-14 libraries with established entrepreneurship models that provide direct service to people from underrepresented groups and/or low-income backgrounds. ALA anticipates individual awards to range from $50,000 to $150,000.

Libraries and Veterans National Forum
DEADLINE: December 15, 2019
The Libraries and Veterans National Forum is a two-day symposium to discuss strategies for supporting library patrons and library workers who are veteran or military-affiliated. Fifty library workers from a variety of library types and from around the country will be selected to attend the symposium, with travel and accommodations covered. The Forum is scheduled for June 8-9, 2020 in College Station, Texas. Selected participants will be notified in January 2020.

American Heritage Center Teaching and Research Grants
DEADLINE: January 15, 2020
This grant program offers an opportunity to pursue projects such as independent or collaborative research projects, course development, and symposia that use American Heritage Center’s resource material as the basis of the project/course/symposia. Grants are available to University of Wyoming and Wyoming community college students, faculty, academic professionals, and staff.

ecoTech™ Grants
DEADLINE: January 15, 2020
Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded in support of innovative programs that engage children in inquiry-based STEM-related projects, leverage technology, and/or use nature-based design to address environmental problems in local communities.

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Grants
DEADLINE: January 31, 2020
The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is an incubator of promising research and development projects that appear likely to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States. Welfare is broadly defined to include physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, play, familial support, acculturation, societal integration and childcare. 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.

Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation
DEADLINE: February 4, 2020
This award recognizes U.S. libraries and librarians who create lasting innovative community service programs that successfully inspire and connect with new readers. One $10,000 cash award given annually to a library in the U.S. In addition, four runner-up awards consisting of $1,000 in Penguin Random House books. If a suitable candidate is not found, the award will not be presented that year.

Snapdragon Book Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: February 16, 2020
Grants typically ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 are given to U.S. school libraries serving children, in grades Pre-K through 12.. Funds may be used for books that will be used repeatedly by school-aged children, processing or cataloging fees from book vendors, reference materials for use by students, and magazine or newspaper subscriptions.

Lola Homsher Research Grants
DEADLINE: February 28, 2020
Need financial assistance to help finalize your history project?  The Wyoming State Historical Society, a non-profit membership driven educational organization, offers cash grants to people involved in research activities based on various aspects of the state’s history.  The grants, ranging from $100.00 up to $1500.00 are awarded based on applications submitted to the Society’s Lola Homsher Endowment Fund Committee.

Bank of the West’s Charitable Investments Program
DEADLINE: Ongoing
Bank of the West supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life, particularly of low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Grants are awarded for education and job training as well as for community and economic development.

Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program
DEADLINE: Ongoing
The D.U.C. Library Program has thousands of free art books available for distribution to public and school libraries in underserved communities. Participating libraries may order books from the D.U.C. catalog once annually. Branch libraries may participate independently or through their main library. All items received from the D.U.C. must be cataloged in the library’s holdings and made available to all patrons.

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