Since the year 2000, Ashgate Publishing Company in Burlington has devoted a large portion of its annual charitable contributions budget to support libraries around the state.
In the wake of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irene, and in recognition of our role as a corporate citizen in this state, Ashgate UK made a special donation in late 2011 in support of Vermont and Vermonters: $2,500 for the Vermont Public Libraries Foundation and $1,000 to the Librarians Relief Fund. We found from the requests in 2012 that many libraries were still getting back on their feet from this devastation and the resulting local budget cuts. Ashgate is proud to support our Vermont libraries through our Library Grant Program.
Through its library donations program, Ashgate makes grants to public libraries in Vermont for special one-time projects and needs (as opposed to standard operating expenses and book budgets) as they arise. The charitable donations committee encourages libraries to apply for grants that supplement other fundraising efforts. Libraries are also encouraged to team up with other area libraries and apply for grants collectively. We encourage you to seek commitments of company-match grants whenever/wherever possible as well.
Ashgate's charitable donations committee decides what amount to donate to which library (full or partial grants), in consultation with the company's staff members. Ashgate does NOT make grants in support of:
1. capital campaigns
2. operating budgets
3. general collection development
Please note: there is NO formal grant application form.
Grant applications should take the form of a cover letter which:
1. explains the nature of the project
2. specifically addresses what population(s) will be served by the project
3. addresses how they will be served
4. states the amount requested, with a budget if appropriate, or at least a justification for the amount
5. provides a breakdown of the costs associated with the project.
6. states the time frame in which the project is scheduled to be completed
7. includes any photos that may be of assistance in the decision making process (if available).
8. includes a current contact name/position as well as a current phone number and valid email address. If your library has a web address please also include that in your correspondence.
We are currently accepting applications for our 2013 grants. The deadline is September 27, 2013. The grants will be awarded in mid-November of 2013. All applicants will be notified as to whether or not your application has been selected for funding by e-mail.
Allyssa Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org) OR
Ally Berthiaume (email@example.com)
|Deadline:||September 27, 2013 (grants will be awarded in mid-November of 2013).|
|To Apply:||Create a cover letter following the guidelines listed above, then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with any/all photo attchments.|
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:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chrissy Cortina, 202-606-8305, email@example.com
Jeff Hardwick, 202-606-8287, firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Kenton, 202-606-8307, email@example.com
Marc Ruppel, 202-606-8288, firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Shapiro, 202-606-8241, email@example.com
David Weinstein, 202-606-8308, firstname.lastname@example.org
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/|