Grants for Libraries

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Ottertail Power Company

Application deadlines: September 15 and December 15

Otter Tail Power Company provides financial support for general operating and program expenses to qualifying organizations and activities in the communities they serve. Previous recipients in North Dakota include Lake Region Public Library, Minnewaukan Public Library, and Forman Public Library, and many ND public schools. To determine if you qualify or to apply for a grant, visit their Donations and Grants page.

Great River Energy

Application deadline: September 15 and December 15

Great River Energy contributes to organizations in the communities they serve and the communities where their employees live. Awards of $500 to $2500 are given to nonprofit organizations focusing on community service, education, environment, and youth. Contributions in North Dakota are targeted to requesting organizations in Oliver, McLean and Mercer counties. To apply or find further information, visit their Community Contributions site.

Kinder Morgan

Application deadline: the 10th of every month

Kinder Morgan aims to help today’s science, math, and music students become engineers, educators, and musicians. They fund programs that promote the academic and artistic interests of young people in the many cities and towns across North America where they operate. For further information or to apply for a Kinder Morgan grant, visit their foundation guidelines site.

Mockingbird Music Education

Application deadline: August 1

Do you incorporate music in your story times? Have you ever wanted to lend musical instruments? The Mockingbird Foundation offers competitive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations with a programmatic focus of music education for children. Learn more and submit an initial application through their site.

NDLA Professional Development Grant

Application deadline: August 31, 2015

The North Dakota Library Association offers several professional development grants to current NDLA members who have been members for the past two years and reside or are employed in North Dakota. Their grant opportunities include the NDLA Professional Development Grant, the Ron Rudser Memorial Continuing Education Grant, the M. Vivian Hubbard Memorial Grant, and the Mike Jaugstetter Leadership Memorial Grant. Glean additional details about the various grants and their application processes by visiting NDLA’s professional development site.

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