Grants for Libraries

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


Our Town Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts

Deadline: September 21, 2015

Organizations may apply for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core. Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects grants are for projects that represent the distinct character and quality of their communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000.

Foundation for Rural Service Grant Program

Deadline: October 1, 2015

Communities served by NTCA members can apply for grants that support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. Grants will be concentrated in Business Development, Community Development, Education, and Telecommunications. Grants range from $250 to $5000. FRS grants allow rural communities to take that first step towards a project or plan that can help better the lives of those around them. The Foundation will give priority to proposals that foster collaboration among different community agencies, and local government, reflect a comprehensive approach to community development, promote community participation and engagement, and make rural communities a better place to live and work.

Westinghouse N-Vision a Brighter Future Grant

Deadline: October 9, 2015

Three schools will be awarded $1,000 to complete a STEM-related project by the end of the school year. Another $1,000 will be donated to the school itself. The latter funds to be directed for use by the principal to enhance to school’s overall science department’s needs to enhance STEM learning for the student body.  The total grant amount a school will receive is $2,000.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Deadline: Letters of Inquiry accepted on an on-going basis

Through four programs, and their more specific program areas, the Foundation seeks to fulfill its mission of supporting efforts that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society. Inherent in all grantmaking is the desire to enhance the capacity of individuals, families or institutions at the local level and beyond. The mission for the Pathways to Opportunity grant is to create an environment in which children and young people from low- and moderate-income families have access to a quality educational experience that connects with family and community and leads to academic and economic success.

Wish You Well Foundation

Deadline: Requests reviewed 4 times a year

Grants are given in alignment of the Foundation’s mission of “Supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.” The Foundation reviews donation requests with a wide array of funding needs. Most requests range from $200 to $10,000. Organizations are reminded to base their requested amount on the program’s unique needs for funding.


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