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Finding Literacy Grants


In the education world budget constraints are a reality, making it difficult to obtain resources for purchases of books for children. This is why it is important to utilize organizations that offer educational and/or literacy grants. To learn more about the funding opportunities available to you, click on the links below. Additionally, we have provided resources to assist you in writing successful grants.

It is our hope that you find this information useful, and that it assists you in your acquisition of books for children that will make a difference in your school, library, or classroom.

School Grants — General


ADOPT-A-CLASSROOM
Adopt-A-Classroom invites the community to support teachers and students by choosing to adopt a classroom. By doing so, donors form partnerships with specific classrooms and provide funding and support.
Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified
Details: You must teach at a U.S. public school. Your school must have been established before Aug. 15, 2001. You must have a valid e-mail address.

DONORS CHOOSE
DonorsChoose aims to provide teachers and students in need with resources and books for children that public schools often lack. Here, teachers submit ideas for materials or experiences that their students need to learn. Individuals choose a project and make it a classroom reality through their generous funding.
Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified


ING UNSUNG HEROES
The ING Unsung Heroes award program supports educators through providing funding for innovative classroom projects.
Deadline: April 30, 2010.
Details: All K-12 education professionals are eligible. You must be employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school in the capacity of full-time educator, teacher, principal, paraprofessional, or classified staff.

Lowe's Outdoor Classroom Grant Program
The Lowe's Outdoor Classroom Grant Program provides additional resources for schools to expand their science curriculum with hands-on experiences outside the traditional classroom.
Deadline: October 16, 2009.
Details: All K-12 public schools in the United States are welcome to apply.

Fund for Teachers Summer Education Grants
Fund for Teachers provides resources for teachers who wish to seek out worldwise opportunies that will improve their practice, the academic lives of their students, and their school communities.
Deadline: January 29, 2010.



Library Grants


LAURA BUSH 21ST CENTURY LIBRARIAN PROGRAM
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports projects that help to recruit, educate, develop, and train future generations of librarians.
Deadline: December 15, 2009.
Details: Up to three years except for Doctoral Programs which can be up to four years. Fifty percent of total project costs. $50,000—$1,000,000.

NATIONAL AWARDS FOR MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICE
The National Awards for Museum and Library Service recognize outstanding institutions that contribute to the community.
Deadline: February 16, 2010.
Details: Public or private nonprofit institutions are eligible for these awards.

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP GRANTS
The National Awards for Museum and Library Service recognize outstanding institutions that contribute to the community.
Deadline: February 1, 2010.
Details: $50,000—$1,000,000 for libraries.

Innovative Reading Grant
Supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children which motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.
Deadline: February 1, 2010.
Details: $2,500 for school libraries.

Collaborative School Library Media Award
Encourages collaboration and partnerships between school library media specialists and teachers in meeting goals outlined in Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning through joint planning of a program, unit or event in support of the curriculum and using media center resources. especially with struggling readers.
Deadline: February 1, 2010.
Details: $2,500 for school libraries.



Literacy Programs


BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS, SPONSORSHIPS AND CHARITABLE DONATIONS
Barnes & Noble considers requests for national and local funding from non-profit organizations that focus on literacy, the arts, or education.
Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

FIRST BOOK
First Book provides new books for children through eligible community organizations that serve children from low-income households. First Book does not provide direct financial support, nor does it provide books for children to individuals or to book drives.
Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
Through generous funding, the National Endowment for the Humanities, a grant-making agency of the United States government supports research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
Deadline: Deadlines vary depending on the grant.
Details: Visit neh.gov for details on various grants.

THE WALLACE FOUNDATION
The Wallace Foundation provides funding, through grants, to programs that support the arts, communities, books for children, and education.
Deadline: Ongoing/Unspecified



Grant-Writing Resources


TEACHERSNETWORK.ORG

EDUCATION WORLD

SCHOOLGRANTS.ORG








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