The Vermont Arts Council has announced their free grant workshops.
Are you interested in applying for one of their Creation Grants, Cultural Facilities Grants, or Project Grants? Let them explain the application process, give you tips and answer your questions at their free informational workshops!
Cultural Facilities Grantseeker Wrokshops will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on:
- Wednesday, March 20: Morrisville
- Monday, March 25: Brattleboro
- Wednesday, March 27: Randolph
Creation Grantseeker Workshops and Project Grantseeker Workshops will be held on:
- Monday, April 8: Rutland
- Wednesday, April 10: Montpelier
NOTE: Creation Grantseeker Workshops are from 10:00 a.m. - noon. Project Grantseeker Workshops are from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Visit the Grantseeker Workshops page for details and registration
The goal of the Paul Post Fund is to support Vermont libraries and to encourage and enhance reading by young adults. The fund has a primary interest in literacy projects that will engage young people. Any school, municipal or public nonprofit library in the state of Vermont may apply to the Paul Post Fund. For more information visit http://www.vermontcf.org/Nonprofits/AvailableGrants/PaulPostFund.aspx
The Vermont Community Foundation
Ranges from $250-$1,000
No deadline, applications are accepted via email on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Send your proposal (no longer than two pages) via email to Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup at email@example.com. Include the following information in your proposal:
The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries throughout the United States. Since October 1990, the Foundation has donated almost $5,500,000 worth of new children's books to more than 3,000 libraries in all 50 states. In order to encourage and reward local support of libraries, The Libri Foundation will match any amount of money raised by your local sponsors from $50 to $350 on a 2-to-1 ratio. Thus, a library can receive up to $1,050 worth of new children's books. After a library receives a grant, local sponsors (such as formal or informal Friends groups, civic or social organizations, local businesses, etc.) have four months, or longer if necessary, to raise their matching funds.
The librarian of each participating library selects the books her library will receive from a booklist provided by the Foundation. The 700-plus fiction and nonfiction titles on the booklist reflect the very best of children's literature published primarily in the last three years. These titles, which are for children ages 12 and under, are award-winners or have received starred reviews in library, literary, or education journals. The booklist also includes a selection of classic children's titles. Libraries are qualified on an individual basis. In general, county libraries should serve a population under 16,000 and town libraries should serve a population under 10,000 (usually under 5,000). Libraries should be in a rural area, have a limited operating budget, and an active children's department.
For more information about the Libri Foundation and the Books for Children grants, visit their webpage at: http://www.librifoundation.org/
Ms. Barbara J. McKillip, President
Up to $1,050 (a 2:1 match on funds raised by local sponsors of $50 - $350)
Applications must be postmarked by May15th, 2013.
The Vermont Arts Council has announced its 2014 Cultural Facilites Grant Program. This program will award grants from $1,000-$30,000 for Vermont nonprofit organizations and municipalites to enhance, create, or expand the capacity of an existing building to provide cultural activities for the public. Grants must be matched on a 1:1 basis.
The Arts Council will be hosting workshops for those interested in the program, and strongly encourage anyone who plans to apply to attend a workshop. More information about the workshops can be found here.
Vermont Arts Council
136 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-6001
Michele Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Amount:||$1,000 - $30,000|
|Deadline:||May 13, 2013|
|To Apply:||Applications include an online application and online submission of supporting documents.|
National Endowment for the Humanities: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning and Implementation Grants
The Division of Public Programs at the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities funds humanities projects that are intended for broad public audiences at museums, libraries, historic sites and other historical and cultural organizations.
New application guidelines are now posted on the NEH Web site (www.neh.gov) for our America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning and Implementation grants.
Planning grants support the early stages of project development, including consultation with scholars, refinement of humanities themes, preliminary design, and audience evaluation.
Implementation grants support final scholarly research and consultation, design development, production, and installation of a project for presentation to the public.
Grants support interpretive exhibitions, reading or film discussion series, historic site interpretation, lecture series and symposia, and digital projects. NEH especially encourages projects that offer multiple formats and make creative use of new technology to deliver humanities content.
Program officers in the Division of Public Programs are available to assist you, whether it is to discuss project ideas or to read a draft of a proposal. Please call the NEH Division of Public Programs (202-606-8269) or contact a program officer directly. Below are the names and contact information for the Division’s program officers:
Barbara Bays, 202-606-8290, email@example.com
Chrissy Cortina, 202-606-8305, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Hardwick, 202-606-8287, email@example.com
Karen Kenton, 202-606-8307, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Ruppel, 202-606-8288, email@example.com
Danielle Shapiro, 202-606-8241, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Weinstein, 202-606-8308, email@example.com
NEH Division of Public Programs
|Deadline:||August 14, 2013 (must be received by this date)|
|To Apply:||Visit http://www.neh.gov/grants for more information and for instructions to prepare your application.|
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation will accept applications from public schools and libraries anywhere in the United States. Some examples of creative programs funded in the past are:
- Ongoing pen-pal projects briging disparate communities together
- Multi-cultural portrait projects
- Art projects culminating in art shows, murals, or quilts
- Creation and performance of puppet shows
- Inter-generational journals
Funds will not be granted for:
- General operating costs
- Administrative costs
- Transportation of the audience
- Purchase of books, tapes, software or equipmnt unrelated to a specific program described
For more information and an application form visit: http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/programs/minigrant.html
Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program
450 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
|Deadline:||March15 (same deadline every year)|
|To Apply:||The online application and instructions can be found here.|
The A.D. Henderson Foundation was founded in 1959 by A.D. and Lucy E. Henderson, who made their home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dedicated to improving the lives of children through education, the Hendersons also sought to meet the constantly changing needs of our society. Through the Foundation, they strove to improve the economic, social and physical well-being of their communities. The trustees of the A.D. Henderson Foundation are dedicated to carrying on the goals of the Foundation within the framework provided by its founders.
The Mission of the A.D. Henderson Foundation is to provide an opportunity for all children to succeed, with a special interest in promoting literacy for children and families. They also seek to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector to serve the interests of our communities.
For more information, visit the A.D. Henderson Foundation website.
|Contact Information:||Edward A. Gale, Program Director
|To Apply:||Applicants must contact a Foundation Program Director (contact information listed above) prior to a formal submission to discuss their project idea. If the idea is a potential match with the Foundation's funding priorities, the applicant will be asked to submit an Application which includes a maximum of three page Proposal, a project budget, an IRS tax exempt status letter no more than 5 years old, and other documentation.|
The Turrell Fund was founded in 1935 by Herbert and Margaret Turrell. Its principal interest lies in support of organizations that help youth, with special emphasis on the needy youngster.
The fund does not encourage requests for support of cultural activities, and they exclude from our consideration advocacy work, endowment funds, grants to individuals, and most hospital and health care services.
Turrell Fund grants are awarded to agencies rendering direct service to disadvantaged children in the State of Vermont, and in four counties in New Jersey: Essex, Hudson, Passaic and Union. While there are exceptions, our emphasis is on programs serving children, birth to five, and advocacy programs that support children in the same age range. One year must elapse before applying again.
For more information, visit the Turrell Fund website.
21 Van Vleck Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042-2358
|Deadline:||Applications accepted January 1 - February 1 and July 1 - August 1.|
|To Apply:||Applications must be submitted online.|
The Verizon Foundation is designed to help people increase their literacy and educational achievement, avoid being an abuser or a victim of domestic violence, and achieve and sustain their health and safety. Grants will be made in the areas of education, literacy, domestic violence prevention, healthcare and accessibility, and internet safety. For more information about The Verizon Foundation grants and how to apply, please visit their website: foundation.verizon.com/grant/guidelines.shtml
|Contact Information:||The Verizon Foundation
185 Franklin Street, Rm 1702
Boston, MA 02110
|Amount:||Amount not specified.|
|Deadline:||Ongoing - No deadline.|
|To Apply:||Verizon only accepts applications through it's Apply Online process.|
Ben and Jerry's Foundation supports projects which are grassroots models for progressive social change, in the areas of children and families, disadvantaged groups, and the environment..
|Contact Information:||Ben and Jerry's Foundation
30 Community Drive
So. Burlington, VT 05403
|Amount:||$1,001 - $15,000|
|To Apply:||Send two copies of a letter of interest. If selected, the foundation will request a full proposal. Guidelines are available on the website: http://www.benandjerrysfoundation.org/|