Grants for Libraries

MC900433808[1]These grants were also featured in the April issue of the Flickertale newsletter.



Lois Lenski Covey Foundation

Deadline: May 13, 2016

Lois Lenski established a foundation to provide grants to agencies serving children in disadvantaged populations. The Foundation awards grants to libraries for purchasing books published for young people preschool through grade 8. School libraries, non-traditional libraries, and bookmobile programs are eligible. The Foundation provides grants to libraries or organizations that serve economically or socially at-risk children, have limited book budgets, and demonstrate real need.

Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative

Deadline: June 30, 2016

The Roads to Reading Literacy Initiative will provide books for circulation and story time in school and public libraries, remedial reading programs in schools, afterschool programs and community centers.

Tom and Frances Leach Foundation

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Tom and Frances Leach were dedicated to sharing their prosperity by using private funds to promote the public welfare. The Board of Directors follows the grant making guidelines set forth by the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Leach, which supports endeavors to include the arts and humanities, education, human services, medical sciences and health, and the social sciences. General policy of The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation, Inc. is to make financial contributions to organizations in Mid-Central USA which are qualified as charitable, religious, scientific, or educational.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Deadline: Ongoing

Basin Electric and its subsidiaries are community-focused. Each year our Charitable Giving Program donations are dispersed to charities in the Basin membership’s service territory. Basin Electric also donates surplus office equipment such as computers, desks and chairs for organizations in need.

Books for Kids

Deadline: Ongoing

Books for Kids creates and furnishes libraries within existing preschools and day care centers, which enables children who may not have access to a public library to discover the world of books. Each library is created with an age-appropriate collection, which includes the core group of standard titles recommended by the Department of Education and early childhood literacy experts. Books are carefully selected to reflect the backgrounds and life experiences of the children in that community. Libraries include child-friendly chairs and tables, colorful carpets, listening centers, puppets, print-rich murals, and more.


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