Grants for Libraries

dollar signThese grant opportunities were also featured in the August issue of the Flickertale newsletter.



Margaret Edwards Teen Collection Development Grant

Deadline: November 1, 2014

This grant awards $5,000 for a library to use towards improving or expanding its teen collection. Funds may be used for print, non-print and/or digital materials. All personal YALSA members who represent a public library or school library are eligible to apply. Up to four grants will be awarded in 2014.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted year-round

Funding Priorities for Vulnerable Youth is centered on improving the reconnection points to education for dropouts and near dropouts. It is focused on strengthening and improving program models, policies and field efforts that create successful and multiple pathways for vulnerable youth who have dropped out of school and not connected to relevant systems. Grants are made to organizations providing programs that ensure dropouts can connect to pathways that lead to a diploma, postsecondary options and labor-market success.

Harry Chapin Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

The Foundation funds only 501(c)(3) not for profit programs that operate in the United States that fall within the areas of Community Education Programs that identify community needs and mobilizes resources to meet them, and Arts-In-Education Programs and other approaches to educating young people.


Deadline: Ongoing

Shell supports K-12 programs that boost math and science skills. They are especially interested in supporting educational outreach in math, science and technology to women/minority students and academic institutions with ethnically diverse enrollments. Priority consideration is given to organizations serving in or near US communities where Shell has a major presence.

Wells Fargo

Deadline: Ongoing

Wells Fargo supports organizations that work to strengthen communities. They look for projects that keep communities strong, diverse, and vibrant. They strive to assist communities by supporting non-profit organizations that provide human services, community development, educational, artistic, cultural, civic and environmental programs.

Wish You Well Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Nearly 100 million people, half the population of the United States, are unable to read or reading at a below-average level. The mission of the Wish You Well Foundation is “Supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.” Donations are made that relate to programs and projects that aid in this stated mission.


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