28 January 2020

Information about grants, awards, etc., that will help libraries tell their stories.

Visualizing Funding for Libraries

A data tool from the Foundation Center to help libraries of all types identify funding opportunities for innovative projects. Includes training opportunities.

Library Grants Blog

A blog with information on a wide variety of library grants and awards.

American Library Association - Professional Recognition Awards

A list of awards and grants for individuals, groups, and organizations that show outstanding leadership in areas supporting ALA’s mission and goals.

Public Library Association - Awards and Honors

Information on PLA awards programs to honor extraordinary public library service.

Grant Writing Tips for Libraries

Libraries of all types are looking to diversify their revenue sources, and grant writing is an oft-cited option for securing funding. But how can you – perhaps a grant writing novice with many other tasks on your plate – best prepare to methodically and effectively seek grant funding for your library? A few simple tips can help you improve your library’s grant writing process and secure grant funding that makes sense for your organization.

My Library Is... Grants

RAILS member libraries can apply for up to $5,000 for any project or campaign that tells the story of the library.

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