Category Archives: Literacy Grants

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Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Area Grants from National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The purpose of this grant is to create senior high classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other fields. The focus of these materials should be on showing the connectivity of mathematics to other fields or to the world around us.

States: All States.
Average Amount: $4,000.00
Address: 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502
Telephone: 800-235-7566
Email: nctm@nctm.org
Website: click here
Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Other.
Program Funded: Math, Professional Development, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).
Deadline to Apply: 11/1/2013

Foundation Grants from The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. We seek to fund projects that directly serve or impact children living in urban poverty, particularly in the areas of education, childhood health and family economic stability.
Grant planning worksheet

States: All States.
Total Amount: $80,000,000.00
Average Amount: $10,000.00 – $500,000.00
Address: PO Box 163867 Austin, TX 78716
Email: info@msdf.org
Website: click here
Eligibility: Public School, Private School, Higher Education, Other.
Program Funded: Adult Literacy, After-School, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, ESL/Bilingual/Foreign Language, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Homeless, Math, Professional Development, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Social Studies, Special Education.
Deadline Comments: Ongoing

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Libri Foundation Grants for Children’s Books
Deadlines for 2013: August 15

The Libri Foundation
P.O. Box 10246
Eugene, OR 97440-2246
phone: 541-747-9655
fax: 541-747-4348
email: libri@librifoundation.org

Application Guidelines: http://www.librifoundation.org/apps.html

Awards: dependent on annual donations to the foundation, for 2013 upper limit: $1,050

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children’s books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program.

Libraries are qualified on an individual basis. In general, county libraries should serve a population under 16,000 and town libraries (school districts may partner with town libraries*) should serve a population under 10,000 (usually under 5,000). Libraries should be in a rural area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children’s department. Please note: Rural is usually considered to be at least 30 miles from a city with a population over 40,000.

The Foundation works with the library’s Friends of the Library or other local organizations because they believe in community involvement and want to encourage and reward local support of libraries. The Friends, or other local sponsors, can contribute from $50 to $350 which the Foundation matches on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,050 worth of new, quality, hardcover children’s books through the Foundation’s BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program.

More information click here: Libri Foundation

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Grant Name: Improving Literacy Through School Libraries

Funded by: U.S. Department of Education

Description: The purpose of this program is to improve student reading skills and academic achievement by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials; well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media centers; and well-trained, professionally certified school library media specialists.

Program Areas: Library

Recipients: Public School

Proposal Deadline: 3/28/2011

Average Amount: $30,000.00 – $500,000.00

Website: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/lsl/index.html

Availability: All States

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Grant Name: NEA Youth Leaders for Literacy

Funded by: Youth Service America

Description: Youth Leaders for Literacy will award 30 young people from across the U.S. each with $500 grants. Successful projects will be youth-led and address an established literacy need in the applicant’s school or community. The projects will launch on NEA’s Read Across America Day on March 2nd and culminate on Global Youth Service Day, April 15-17. All 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply. Youth ages 5-25 are welcome to apply along with an adult ally (an adult ally is a non-controlling mentor who offers support and guidance in the fulfillment of the service project).

Program Areas: Library, Reading

Recipients: Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline: 1/5/11

Average Amount: $500.00

Telephone: 202-296-2992

Email: info@ysa.org

Availability: All States

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Grant Name: Education, Literacy, and Health Grants

Funded by: Verizon Foundation

Description: The purpose of this program is to assist programs to increase their literacy and educational success; avoid being an abuser or a victim of domestic violence; and achieve and sustain their health and safety.

Program Areas: Adult Literacy, At-Risk/Character, Disabilities, Family Services, General Education, Math, Reading, Science/Environment, Social Studies

Recipients: Public School, Private/Charter School, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline: 10/31/2010

Average Amount: $500.00 – $4,000,000.00

Telephone: 800-360-7955

Email: verizon.foundation@verizon.com

Website: http://foundation.verizon.com/grant/guidelines.shtml

Availability: All States

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Grant Name: Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program

Funded by: Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Description: The grants support programs that encourage literacy and creativity in children and may be used for activities such as: bringing in guest authors, illustrators, or storytellers; puppet making, book making, or other projects; book writing contests, etc. The application is online and must be printed and mailed to the address listed below.

Program Areas: Arts, Library, Reading, All Other

Recipients: Public Schools

Proposal Deadline: 9/15/2010

Average Amount: $500.00

Address: Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program, 450 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Website: http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/

Availability: All States

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Grant Name: Literacy and Education Grants

Funded by: Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation

Description: Literacy and education applications to help children are accepted beginning in March for specific programs with measurable outcomes. We desire to provide support for children in literacy and education programs such as summer reading programs, early childhood education programs and literacy programs for children with special needs. Applicants are typically notified within 90 days by email.

Program Areas: After-School, Disabilities, Early Childhood, Reading, Special Education

Recipients: Public Schools, Higher Education, Other

Proposal Deadline: Beginning March 1st and throughout the year

Average Amount: $1,000.00 – $10,000. Typically about $1,500.00.

Website: http://www.buildabear.com/aboutus/community/grants/

Availability: All States