Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Check it Out! Grant Opportunity

Grant Name: Books for Children Grants
Funded by: The Libri Foundation

Description: The Foundation supports the concept that children who learn to enjoy reading at an early age continue to read throughout their lives. In order to develop a love of reading, children must have access to books which stretch their imaginations, touch their emotions, expand their horizons. The Foundation works with the library's Friends of the Library or other local organizations because we 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.

Program Areas: After-School, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Early Childhood, Library, Reading
Recipients: Public School, Private/Charter School, Other
Proposal Deadline: 4/15/2009
Proposal Deadline Description: Jan. 23, April 15 and Aug. 15; annual deadlines
Contact Person: Ms. Barbara J. McKillip, President
Address: P.O. Box 10246, Eugene, OR 97440
Telephone: 541-747-9655
Email: libri@librifoundation.org
Website: http://www.librifoundation.org/#GUIDE
Availability: All States