Grant Opportunities



Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund IF Course Scholarship
DEADLINE: November 19, 2021
The Freedom to Read Foundation is offering a scholarship for the Spring 2022 course, Intellectual Freedom and Young Adults, offered through San Jose State University School of Information from January 26-May 16, 2022. The course will focus on intellectual freedom issues with youth, the value of youth literature to enhance individuals’ lives, the ethics of intellectual freedom, the psychology of censorship and how to combat it, and how to defend materials for youth.

Toshiba America Foundation STEM Grants
DEADLINE: Rolling; next is December 1, 2021
Accepting applications from grade 6-12 teachers for innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) projects. Through the program, grants of at least $5,000 will be awarded in support of teacher-led projects with the potential to provide students with opportunities to “do science” in ways that increase their engagement with the subject matter and improve their learning.

American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries
DEADLINE: December 2, 2021 by 10:59 p.m. MST
The American Library Association will distribute $2 million to help anchor libraries as strong humanities institutions as they emerge and rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic. Up to 200 U.S. libraries of all types (e.g., public, tribal, K-12, academic, special, prison) and representing a broad range of communities will receive $10,000 through a competitive, peer-reviewed application process.

Penguin Random House Grants for Small & Rural Libraries
DEADLINE: Rolling; next is December 17, 2021
Through the support of Penguin Random House, the Association of Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) has announced a new grant opportunity for small and rural libraries nationwide. ARSL membership is not required to apply. The program will award grants of up to $2,500 to libraries that demonstrate a true need. Grants are not limited to literacy and may be used for everything from library programming and books to resources like hotspots.

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries Grants for School Libraries
DEADLINE: December 31, 2021
The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries provides funds to our nation’s neediest 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.

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
DEADLINE: January 13, 2022
The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations. The program supports sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful life of collections, and support institutional resilience, which is the ability to anticipate and respond to disasters resulting from natural or human activity. The program helps cultural repositories plan and implement preservation strategies that pragmatically balance effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact. Optional drafts are due December 9, 2021.

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
DEADLINE: January 13, 2022
Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized 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. There will be a pre-application webinar for prospective applicants on November 29, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. MST.

FINRA Foundation Library Grants
DEADLINE: March 1, 2022
This grant program supports public libraries and academic libraries in their efforts to meet financial and/or investor education needs at the community level by providing high-quality education, services, and resources. The program also aims to ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion in access to personal finance education and information. Eligibility limited to U.S. public libraries and academic libraries at U.S. state or nonprofit higher education institutions.

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