Grant Opportunities



Graphic reads GRANT ALERT with image of megaphoneWorld on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration
DEADLINE: November 14, 2022
In partnership with the American Anthropological Association (AAA), the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is seeking sites to host World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration, a national exhibition that aims to help people appreciate migration histories — their own and those of others — by drawing on a wealth of case studies from across human history and the breadth of cultures. Fifteen public libraries will be selected to host the 1,000 square foot exhibit for approximately five weeks. Selected sites will also receive a $500 stipend to conduct public programs, events, or activities related to the human migration themes explored in the exhibition.

Society of American Archivists Foundation Grants
DEADLINE FOR LOI: November 15, 2022
Awards between $500 and $5,000 for work that meet strategic planning priorities and/or the foundation’s mission and goals. Applicants must make direct and substantive reference to how an award of funds will advance one or more of the strategic goals of the SAA Foundation and/or the Society of American Archivists.

Veterans Business Outreach Center Program
DEADLINE: November 23, 2022
Offers support to provide quality training and counseling to veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs. A key component of this program is for applicants to provide training to transitioning military personnel and spouses through the Boots to Business (B2B) Training Program and to veterans and military spouses through the Reboot Training Program. Additionally, applicants will provide counseling, training, technical and financial skill development, comprehensive business assessments, and mentoring services.

Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries
DEADLINE: November 30, 2022

Provides funds to the 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. Funds may be used for the purchase of print or Braille volumes, audiobooks, e-books, or magazine/serial/e-magazine subscriptions. Eligible applicants include public schools, neighborhood schools, charter schools, and magnet schools that are Title 1 eligible, as well as private and parochial schools in which at least 50% of the student population qualify for financial aid.

American Association of University Women: Community Action Grants
DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

The AAUW Community Action Grants program provides funding ranging from $3,000 to $10,000 for innovative programs throughout the United States that promote education and equity for women and girls. Eligible applicants include individuals and AAUW organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions.

John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award
DEADLINE: December 31, 2022
This award, presented annually, honors notable contributions to intellectual freedom and demonstrations of personal courage in defense of freedom of expression by a living individual, group, or organization. The award consists of a citation and $500.

National Endowment for the Humanities Public Humanities Projects
OPTIONAL DRAFT DUE: December 7, 2022
DEADLINE: January 11, 2023
Supports projects that bring the ideas of the humanities to life for general audiences through public programming.  Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history. Awards support projects that are intended to reach broad and diverse public audiences in non-classroom settings in the United States. Projects should engage with ideas that are accessible to the general public and employ appealing interpretive formats.

Cultural and Community Resilience Program
OPTIONAL DRAFT DUE: December 1, 2022
DEADLINE: January 12, 2023
Supports community-based efforts to mitigate climate change and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, safeguard cultural resources, and foster cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experience. 

National Endowment for the Arts Big Read
DEADLINE: January 18, 2023, for Intent to Apply
The NEA Big Read annually provides support to selected nonprofit organizations around the country to host dynamic community-wide reading programs, each designed around a single NEA Big Read title.

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