Grant Opportunities



Carol McMurry Library Endowment Grants to Libraries
DEADLINE: December 15, 2020
These grants provide support to Wyoming librarians and publicly accessible Wyoming libraries in three areas: education and training, library resources, and library foundation development. Two grant deadlines annually in June and December. Contact Brian Greene, WSL Library Development Manager, with any questions at brian.greene@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6339.

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Grants
DEADLINE: December 15, 2020
The foundation will award grants of up to $10,000 (with most ranging between $2,000 and $5,000) to performing arts, visual arts, historic preservation, and cross-cultural education organizations. In addition, the foundation recently committed immediate support for organizations that could provide critical far-reaching services in support of COVID-19 relief efforts. Projects limited to communities served by Rocky Mountain Power or Pacific Power.

Wyoming Library to Business (WL2B) Stations
DEADLINE: December 18, 2020
Eight Wyoming public libraries will receive a WL2B Station, consisting of approximately $2,750 in technology and materials along with one-on-one collaboration with Laramie County Library System Business Services Coordinator Rachael Svoboda. The purpose of WL2B is to connect Wyomingites with the resources they need to start, pivot, or grow their small businesses. Questions may be directed to Rachael at WyomingL2B@gmail.com or (307) 773.7200.

2021 Youth Garden Grant
DEADLINE: December 18, 2020
The Youth Garden Grant has supported school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit organization, public or private school, or youth program in the United States or US Territories planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply.

Walmart Community Grant Program
DEADLINE: December 31, 2020
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of local nonprofit organizations within the service area of individual Walmart or Sam’s Club stores for projects that benefit the community at large. Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally and directly benefit the service area of the store from which they are requesting funding.

NEH  Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
DEADLINE: January 14, 2021
This National Endowment for the Humanities program helps institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections, including special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.

Captain Planet Foundation ecoSolution Grants
DEADLINE: January 15, 2020
Grants range from $500-$2,500 and are intended to support solution-oriented, youth-led projects that result in real environmental outcomes. ecoSolution™ Grants are available to educators working with youth in the United States

National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read 
DEADLINE: January 27, 2021
The NEA Big Read is a community engagement opportunity through which grants of up to $20,000 are awarded in support of community-wide reading programs (virtual and/or in-person) that take place between September 2021 and June 2022.

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Grants
DEADLINE: January 29, 2021
Provides funds to needy schools so that they can extend, update, and diversify the book and print collections in their libraries with the goal of encouraging students to develop a love of reading and learning. For a school to be eligible, a paid professional must be designated by the school administration as responsible for the collection, care, and use of the materials housed in the school library.

Libraries Transform Community Engagement Grant
DEADLINE: February 5, 2021
The Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant recognizes, promotes and supports innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries. It provides $2,000 for a school, public, academic, tribal or special library to expand its community engagement efforts. For the 2020–2021 cycle, libraries are invited to submit applications for a community engagement project that focuses on anti-racism.

Peggy Barber Tribute Grant
DEADLINE: February 5, 2021
Recognizes, promotes, and supports meaningful programs in libraries that have limited and/or no access to budgetary support for programming. Three libraries will be awarded $2,500 to support a proposed program, program series, or programming effort. For the inaugural 2020–2021 cycle, libraries are invited to submit applications for a grant to support humanities-based programming.

Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries
DEADLINE: February 7, 2021
Three Will Eisner grants recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature. Each grantee receives $4,000 in funding for programming and collection development, as well as a selection of the 2021 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award winners. Applicants must be ALA members.

 

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