(ILA) Leaders Inspiring Readers Award
The ILA Leaders Inspiring Reader award is presented to a researcher or practitioner who has contributed significantly to advancing the knowledge base and instructional efficacy of educators in the focus area of struggling readers.
(ILA) Literacy Leader Award
The ILA Literacy Leader award is presented to a district or school administrative literacy leader who has recognized the importance of building a culture of literacy within a school or district by offering literacy professional development, instructional resource support, and/or developing specific literacy programs to build capacity and increase student literacy achievement.
Jan Stauber – Sherlock Holmes Literacy Grant – The Beacan Society
The mission of the Jan Stauber Grant is to provide needed financial assistance to persons and organizations developing literacy programs and other educational experiences that will introduce young people to Sherlock Holmes.
Joseph Bruno Foundation Grants
Opportunity and success are dependent upon a quality education. All students need opportunities to prepare themselves to succeed in school and work. The foundation’s resources are targeted to underserved students to improve academic performance, graduation rate, and job readiness.
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Focus areas of the Kinder Morgan Foundation consist of: academic programs (including tutoring) and arts in education programs.
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (2020)
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by: enhancing the training and professional development of library and archives professionals, developing faculty and library leaders, and recruiting, educating, and retaining the next generation of library and archives professionals.
Laura Bush School Library Grant
The Laura Bush Foundation provides funds to school libraries to add to and update their book and media collections. Per Mrs. Laura Bush, “Once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.
Libraries Transform Communities: ALA Engagement Grant
The Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant is an annual grant to recognize, promote, and support innovative and meaningful community engagement efforts in libraries. Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with community members–be they library patrons, residents, faculty, students or local organizations–to address issues for the betterment of the community.
Loleta D. Fyan Grant
Loleta Fyan, 1951-52 ALA President, bequeathed funds to ALA with the intent that, “these funds be used for the development and improvement of public libraries and the services they provide.
Mazda Foundation Grant
The Mazda Foundation awards grants to several projects, including education and literacy.
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation Teacher Development Grant
The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation’s goal is to promote best practices through cooperative and sustained commitment, increased efficacy, improved teaching, and active learning. As such, the Foundation values proposals aimed at concurrently boosting student understanding and proficiency and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Grant
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation only accepts unsolicited proposals for specific areas within the education, family economic stability, and childhood health sectors. Such proposals must be from select countries where the business maintains location, namely the United States, India and South Africa.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Grant
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)’s Mathematics Education Trust, grants awards that are available to help math teachers, prospective teachers, and other math educators improve the teaching and learning of mathematics.
National Education Association and National Endowment for the Arts:
These programs include activities such as: author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and other events and activities related to the community’s chosen book. Activities focus on one book from the NEA Big Read library
National Education Association (NEA) Foundation STEM Grants
The NEA Foundation STEM Grants, give districts an opportunity to provide their students with hands-on experience with school gardens, coding, robotics, astronomy, and more.
National Education Association (NEA) Foundation Student Success Grant
The NEA Foundation Student Success Grant believes public education should stimulate students’ curiosity and excitement about learning and help them become successful 21st-century global citizens.
National Endowment for the Arts
NEA for the Arts, education funding is focused on students. Projects are for pre-K-12 students (Direct Learning), the educators and artists who support them (Professional Development), and the schools and communities that serve them (Collective Impact). All students are served when each level of the system is supported. Applicants should consider what role their proposed project plays within this system, and the impact their project has on students.
National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-L) (2020)
The National Leadership Grants for Libraries supports projects that enhance the quality of library and archival services nationwide by advancing theory and practice.
P Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education
The P. Buckley Moss Teacher Grant program provides funding for art supplies for teachers. Grants are given annually and may be up to $1000.00 each. The purpose of the Teacher Grant is to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into education in the school classroom setting, with a special focus on those who learn differently.
Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant
The Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant, in honor of the passing of our past-president, Pat Carterette, is designed to honor her passion for professional development in the field of library and information sciences.
PNC Grow Up Great Early Childhood Grant
PNC Foundation has earmarked funds for grants to nonprofit organizations that work to improve school readiness by providing support in areas such as: vocabulary development, social-emotional learning, math, science, and the arts. By focusing our support on high-quality early childhood education, we aim to positively impact school readiness and contribute to stronger, smarter and healthier children, families and communities.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government, specifically for K-12: science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science teaching. The awards were established by Congress in 1983. The President may recognize up to 108 exemplary teachers each year.
R J Reynolds American Foundation
The Richard Joshua (R.J.) Reynolds Tobacco Company is proud to have been a responsible corporate citizen of North Carolina for more than 130 years. In a tradition established by the company’s founder, Richard Joshua Reynolds, R.J. Reynolds remains committed to using its resources to enhance the quality of life in the communities where employees live and work, birth-12 public education, public school, and community programs that prepare children to enter school–ready to learn, and programs that primarily focus on improving academic performance of low-performing and economically disadvantaged students. Except for business-partner relationships, all school grants are made through the superintendents’ offices.
At the Reiman Foundation, primary interests lie in supporting four types of endeavors: education, health care, the arts, and children’s initiatives. These focus areas are continuously refined as conditions and opportunities change.
Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation Grant
The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation (RMYF)’s mission is to help underprivileged youth reach their full potential by supporting innovative youth-serving organizations in the geographic areas conducive to RMYF board members forging meaningful partnerships with grant recipients.
Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award
The Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming recognizes excellence in humanities programming in libraries that serve children in grades K-8. The award is presented annually by the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office in cooperation with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).
Shell Science Lab Challenge Competition
The annual Shell Science Lab Challenge Competition recognizes outstanding middle and high school programs for their exemplary approaches to science lab instruction while utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. The Challenge will showcase the work of teachers, representing their schools, who submit innovative, replicable strategies to deliver quality lab experiences with limited equipment/resources, and award teachers/schools with additional tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities needed to support high-quality science teaching and strengthen their existing capabilities.
Siemens Possibility Grant – 2020 Sweepstake
The Siemens Possibility Grant provides the resources you need to “fab” your lab with the latest and greatest gadgets and essential technology. Show your students that there’s a path to success in STEM for them. The possibilities are endless, so enter today! Open to all Title 1 schools
Snapdragon Book Foundation School Library Grant
The Snapdragon Book Foundation was started in December 2008, to provide funds to improve school libraries for disadvantaged children. Grants will be awarded to public, private, and experimental schools.
State Farm Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Initiative
State Farm Science Technology Engineering and Math Initiative (STEM) education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning. STEM encourages rigorous academic concepts, coupled with real-world lessons, as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise (which enables the development of STEM literacy), and the ability to compete in the new economy. The State Farm® STEM program is a partnership between State Farm, community, school administrators/teachers, and students in order to: build relationships, engage students in technology, provide mentoring opportunities, and create excitement/awareness of IT careers.
The Penguin Random House Library Awards for Innovation
The Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation recognizes U.S. libraries and librarians who create lasting innovative community service programs that successfully inspire and connect with new readers. This award is administered by the American Library Association.
The Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries
The Ruth Toor Grant for Strong Public School Libraries provides funding support on a competitive basis to public school libraries—located in the United States and led by a certified school librarian—for the creation and implementation of a local public awareness/marketing campaign, that promotes and positions their school library as a necessary resource in the community, tying in the theme “Strong School Libraries.”
Toshiba America Foundation Grants for Grades 6-12
Sixth to 12th grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative project into their own classroom. Do you have an innovative idea for improving STEM learning in your classroom? With a Toshiba America Foundation grant, sixth to 12th grade teachers can bring their best new teaching ideas to life.
Toshiba America Foundation Grants for Grades K – 5
K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative project into their own classroom. With a Toshiba America Foundation grant, elementary teachers can bring their best new teaching ideas to life.
Voya Unsung Heroes Grant
Grants are given to K-12 educators utilizing new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning.
W K Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work, and life.
Walmart Community Grant
The Walmart Community Grant provides awards to a K-12 public or nonprofit private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and clothing closets.
Wish you Well Foundation
The Wish You Well Foundation’s mission is, “supporting adult and family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.” The Foundation makes donations to programs and projects that aid in the stated mission.
(YALSA): Service to Young Adults Achievement Award
The Young Adult Library Services Association recognizes and awards a member who has demonstrated significant, unique, and sustained devotion to young adult services through substantial work across the trajectory of their career.
(YALSA): Young Adult Services Symposium Stipend
The Young Adult Services Symposium Stipend will enable one qualified recipient to attend the symposium, which will be held in Reno, NV, November 6-8, 2020.
One stipend will be awarded to a library worker who works directly with young adults.
YALSA’s MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens
The YALSA’s MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens honors a YALSA member for developing an outstanding reading or literature program for young adults. The purpose of the reading or literature program must be to bring young adults and literature together in an innovative and impactful way, and to encourage the development of life-long reading habits.