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Book Love Foundation Grant

Grants to USA and Canada PreK-12 Teachers for
Book Purchases to Enhance Classroom Libraries

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Foundation / Corporation

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Book Love Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/15/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $2,000 to USA and Canada PreK-12 teachers for book purchases to enhance their classroom libraries. Funding is intended for applicants committed to regular independent reading during class time. Grantees will choose books based on the needs of their students.

Teachers who apply for a Book Love Foundation grant must demonstrate that they are already committed to the support of readers through current classroom practices such as maintaining access to a range of books, conferring regularly and purposefully to understand and support students' changing needs, and sharing their own contagious passion for reading inside and outside of their classrooms.

In addition, the 2021 application asks teachers to demonstrate a commitment to curate a book collection that represents the world. The Foundation looking for teachers who increase empathy and understanding of LGBTQ, social justice, and mental health issues through inclusive books as represented by the Gracie’s List collection.

The Foundation seeks teachers who will lead colleagues and their school community to a deeper understanding of the importance of an individual reading life that is as diverse as the students they teach. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194170

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards in 2021 will range from $1000.00 to $2000.00.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Requirements:
• Applicant must be a full time preK-12 classroom teacher in the United States or Canada. If you are awarded a grant and then accept another position in your school district this summer (like a coaching or curriculum position), the Foundation will be happy for you, but the grant will be voided. Grants cannot be transferred to colleagues.
• Applicant must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to independent reading and book clubs as regular classroom practices.
• Applicant must have a working classroom library. Photos of you and your library are encouraged as part of your application.
• Applicant must be willing to maintain the Book Love Foundation library in the applicant’s classroom. The books received from this grant are not intended for a school-wide library or to be permanently divided among teachers. Creative sharing, however, is always encouraged.
• This grant is given to you to support your work as a classroom teacher. It is not given to the school or school district. Please be sure this is clear to your administrators before you apply. If you leave the district, the books go with you.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Acceptance for 2021 applications will close on April 15, 2021.
- All applicants will be notified by email of grant decisions by June 30, 2021.
- Books will be delivered to grant winners as vendors have them available. The Foundation hopes to complete delivery during the fall of 2021.

Contact Information:

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

Submit the application electronically to application@booklovefoundation.org.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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