Children’s Book Project Grant

In-Kind Grants of New Children's Books to
USA Public and Tribal Libraries in Rural Areas

GrantWatch ID#: 178554
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Pilcrow Foundation

10/01/17 Postmarked

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In-kind grants worth up to $1,200 to USA public libraries and tribal libraries in rural areas to help acquire new children's books. The Foundation will provide grantees with brand new, high quality, hardcover children's books. Recipients will be able to choose which books are best suited for their community from a list of over 500 books provided by the Foundation. The book list includes award-winning and star-reviewed titles from educational and literary organizations.

Up to $1,200 worth (at retail value) of new, quality, hardcover children’s books.

The Foundation accepts applications from independent rural public libraries and Native American Tribal libraries as well as libraries that are part of a county, regional, or cooperative system.

A branch library may apply if it serves a rural community. If the branch library receives its funding from a parent institution, the parent institution’s total operating budget, not just the branch library’s total operating budget, must demonstrate budgetary limitations.

The Foundation accepts applications from school libraries only if the school library also serves as the community’s public library (i.e., it is open to the entire community, has summer hours, and there is no public library in town) and meets the budgetary requirements.

To qualify for the grant, libraries must be located in a rural area within the 50 United States, have a limited operating budget, have an active children’s department, and raise $200 - $400 through a local sponsor. Libraries with total operating budgets of less than $50,000 will receive funding priority; however, town libraries with total operating budgets over $150,000 and county libraries with total operating budgets over $450,000 may also apply for grants.

The Foundation does not offer grants to libraries outside of the 50 United States, libraries in urban or metropolitan areas, or libraries with substantial operating budgets. Do not apply if your library is not located within the United States.

The Foundation will provide a provides a 2-to-1 match. Applicants should be prepared to raise between $200 - $400.

Application deadlines for 2017 grant cycles are March 1, May 1, and October 1 (postmark date).

Grants will be awarded and grant recipients will be posted on the website by March 15, May 15, and October 15.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send applications to:

Karren Timmermans, Director
The Pilcrow Foundation
343 Washington Avenue
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Phone: 541-767-3604

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