Grants Resources

National Medal for Museum and Library Services

Institute of Museum and Library Services – $10,000.
This award recognizes institutions that go above and beyond and make significant contributions to their communities.  A library can be nominated by one of its employees or by a member of the community.  The nomination needs to describe the library’s goal in serving the community, the population served, community collaboration and outcome, and future projections.


The Libri Foundation is a nationwide organization that donates children’s books to rural public libraries.

The Alibris Collection Award

$3000 worth of books to academic, public, and school libraries.

We the People Bookshelf

National Endowment for the Humanities/ALA
This special initiative is for public and K-12 school libraries.   It will provide 3,000 libraries with a collection of 17 classic hardcover books for young readers related to the "Created Equal" Bookshelf theme.

Comcast Foundation

The Comcast Foundation was established by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 and is the company’s chief source of charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed more than $12 million in grants to non-profit organizations in Comcast communities nationwide. The Foundation primarily funds programs in the areas of literacy and reading, volunteerism, and youth leadership that create significant and measurable results.

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Provides grants that support youth development and/or learning.

Verizon Foundation Literacy Grants

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis through Nov. 1 for literacy grants from the Verizon Foundation. The purpose of these grants is to improve literacy and technology programs to help meet the challenges of learning in the 21st Century.