Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Grant Opportunities for Dolly Parton Imagination Library programs

Hey friends & affiliates!

Checkout this list of organizations with grants available for early childhood literacy programs, you might just find one that is a good match for you!
Thanks to Scott Peterson of for compiling and share this great resource.
Grant: Literacy Grants - To develop or expand projects designed to support the development of literacy skills for adult primary care givers and their children.
Funder: The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.
Eligibility: Nonprofits that have been in existence for at least two years.
Deadline: Sept. 9.
Amount: Multiple awards of up to $65,000 each.

Grant: Literacy and Education - Supports children's literacy and education programs such as summer reading programs, early childhood education programs, and literacy programs for children with special needs.
Funder: Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation.
Eligibility: Nonprofits.
Deadline: Oct. 28.
Amount: Multiple awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 each.

Grant: Singing for Change - Grants are awarded to programs that are concerned with the health, education and protection of children and their families, fostering self-esteem and self-sufficiency, nonviolence and creative problem solving.
Funder: Jimmy Buffett's SFC Charitable Foundation.
Eligibility: Nonprofits.
Deadline: Rolling.
Amount: Multiple awards ranging from $500 to $10,000 each.
Grant: Family Literacy: Community College Partnership Initiative - Helps educational and community organizations address the challenges facing nontraditional Latino college students and their families who are working to attain the dream of a college education by broadening the availability and targeted use of a recently developed comprehensive set of tools by community programs, schools and community colleges
Funder: The National Center for Family Literacy.
Eligibility: Nonprofits.
Deadline: Oct. 26.
Amount: Ten grants of up to $25,000 each.
Grant: Books for Children - Donates new, quality, hardcover children's books for small, rural, public libraries across the country.
Funder: The Libri Foundation.
Eligibility: Libraries in rural areas that have a limited operating budget and an active children's department.
Deadline: Jan. 23, 2012.
Amount: Not specified.
Grant: Lowe's Toolbox for Education - To support school improvement projects at public schools throughout the U.S.
Funder: Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation.
Eligibility: Individual U.S. public K-12 schools, nonprofit parent group associated with a public K-12 school.
Deadline: Oct. 14.
Amount: Multiple grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 each.
Grant: Verizon Thinkfinity Grant Program - Supports public schools in Tennessee that use the free resources from the Verizon Foundation's to improve student skills in science, technology, engineering and math.
Funder: Verizon Foundation.
Eligibility: Not specified.
Deadline: Sept. 30.
Amount: $50,000 (total program funding for an unspecified number of awards).
Grant: Enhancing Education through Technology Program (Ed Tech) - To improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in schools, ensure every student is technologically literate by the end of eighth grade, encourage the effective integration of technology into teacher training and curriculum development to establish successful research-based instructional methods.
Funder: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Washington, D.C.
Eligibility: Local educational agencies.
Deadline: Sept. 23.
Amount: $450,000 total program funding (unspecified number of awards).

Grant: Race to the Top--Early Learning Challenge - To improve the quality of early learning and development and close the achievement gap for children with high needs.
Funder: U.S. Department of Education.
Eligibility: State educational agencies.
Deadline: Oct. 19.
Amount: $500 million total program funding.

Grant: Elva Knight Research Grant - Supports research on reading and literacy.
Funder: International Reading Association.
Eligibility: Members of the International Reading Association.
Deadline: Nov. 1.
Amount: Multiple grants of up to $8,000 each.

Funder: The Libri Foundation.
Eligibility: Libraries in rural areas that have a limited operating budget and an active children's department.
Amount: Not specified.
Louisiana Literacy Grants
Funder: The Verizon Foundation.
Eligibility: Nonprofits based in Louisiana.
Amount: Multiple grants of up to $50,000 each.

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