Monthly Archives: June 2018

Grants for Libraries – June 2018

Dollar signSony Grants

Application deadline: Ongoing

Sony focuses the majority of its charitable giving on arts, culture, technology and the environment, with a particular emphasis on education in each of those areas. Sony seeks to apply its financial, technological, and human resources to the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical, and scientific skills required of tomorrow’s workforce. Discover how to apply at: https://www.sony.com/en_us/SCA/social-responsibility/giving-guidelines.html

 SparkFun Community Partnership Program

Application deadline: Ongoing

This program facilitates one-time collaborations between SparkFun and its community partners to support the work of makers in the field. SparkFun supports organizations that support maker values of open source, collaboration, playfulness, learning at all levels, and making the world a better place through the donation of hardware, expertise, or money. Learn more and apply at: https://www.sparkfun.com/pages/sponsorships

Verizon Community Grants

Application deadline: Ongoing

Verizon’s Community Grant funding priorities are STEM education for K-12 youth and domestic violence education and prevention for youth, women, and older adults. Applications are by invitation only, so you’ll need to contact your local Verizon community relations manager. You can find their contact information and learn more about their grant program at: https://www.verizon.com/about/responsibility/giving-and-grants

 Walmart Community Grant Program

Application deadline: Ongoing

Walmart awards community grants ranging from $250 to $5,000 to K-12 schools, government entities, and other non-profits. One of their eight funding areas is education and they’re seeking to support those the provision of afterschool enrichment, tutoring, and vocational training for low-income individuals and families. Read more about the program and apply at: http://giving.walmart.com/apply-for-grants/local-giving

Genealogy Resources – State, Regional & National

Databases (North Dakota and national)

Digital Collections (North Dakota)

Digital Collections (regional)

Digital Collections (national)

Institutions (North Dakota)

 Tips and Guidance

New Items Added to Digital Horizons (April-May 2018)

The Digital Initiatives team has been keeping busy. Many items have been uploaded onto Digital Horizons. Listed below is a highlight of new items added to the North Dakota State Library’s online collections. You can access the items featured below by clicking on them or by visiting the Digital Horizons website (where you will also find thousands of other treasures).

ND Memories

ND State Documents

ND School for the Deaf Banner