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82 Literacy & Libraries Grants for Illinois

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Grants to USA Nonfiction Writers to Complete Works in Progress

Deadline 04/26/21

Grants of $40,000 to USA nonfiction writers to complete works already in progress. Topics include, but are not limited to philosophy, graphic nonfiction, memoir, biography, history, food or travel writing, the sciences, personal essays, criticism, and cultural or polit...

GrantWatch ID#: 195186

Grants to USA Libraries to Support Operations During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Crisis

Deadline 05/20/21 Conference Date: 04/22/21

Grants of up to $50,000 to USA and territories public, academic, school, and tribal libraries to support library operations during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to mitigate the negative financial effects of the pandemic, which has impact...

GrantWatch ID#: 195590
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Grants to Illinois Schools and Community Organizations for Educational Enrichment Programs

Deadline 05/28/21 Conference Date: 04/26/21 LOI Date: 05/07/21

Grants to Illinois LEAs, community organizations, tribes, and other public and private entities for educational programs that improve student success. Grants may be used to support a wide range of academic enrichment programs and services during non-school hours. Fundi...

GrantWatch ID#: 130091

Awards to USA K-12 Teachers for Excellence in American History Education

Deadline 04/30/21

Awards of $1,000 and one award of $10,000 to recognize USA K-12 American history teachers for excellence in educating students. One nominee from each state will receive the monetary prize, a certificate of recognition, an archive of resources to be presented in their n...

GrantWatch ID#: 150599

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Libraries, and Schools to Support Coronavirus-Related Issues and O...

Deadline 04/30/21

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, public schools, and libraries to support charitable causes. Funding is intended for, but not limited to the focus areas of Coronavirus (COVID-19) related issues, human services, disaster relief, and the environmen...

GrantWatch ID#: 153889

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Educational, Scientific, Cultural, and Charitable Programs

Deadline 04/30/21

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for a broad range of charitable initiatives, as well as projects that advance education, culture, and science. Applicants must submit an application 4 to 6 weeks in advance of the deadline. Examples of previously supported organiza...

GrantWatch ID#: 179340

Grants to USA and Canada Teachers, Librarians, Museums, Theaters, Organizations, and Societi...

Deadline 05/01/21

Grants of up to $750 to USA and Canada teachers, librarians, children's museums and theaters, eligible societies, organizations, and individuals involved with organizations for literary and educational projects. Funding is intended for curriculum development or to desi...

GrantWatch ID#: 181035

Award to a USA Institution, Group, or Individual for Efforts in Fighting Censorship

Deadline 05/01/21

Award to a USA institution, group, or individual to recognize efforts to promote intellectual freedom and to fight censorship. The purpose of this program is to honor the actions of a person or group related to either a specific event, such as a censorship dispute, or ...

GrantWatch ID#: 195116

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Libraries for Exceptional Public Relations Programs

Deadline 05/03/21

Awards to USA, Canada, and International libraries for exceptional public relations programs. Examples of eligible programs include innovative partnerships in the community, awareness campaigns, fundraising for a new college library, a year-long centennial celebration,...

GrantWatch ID#: 161380

Grants to USA Journalists for Expenses Associated with Groundbreaking Reporting

Deadline 05/03/21

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA journalists to cover costs incurred while researching and writing groundbreaking stories. Prior to submitting an application, applicants must obtain a commitment letter for publication of the proposed story in a U.S. media outlet. Funding...

GrantWatch ID#: 178022

Award to a USA or Canada Library to Recognize Outstanding Service to the Community During th...

Deadline 05/03/21

Award of $10,000 to a USA or Canada library to recognize outstanding service to the community, especially during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The award will honor a library that demonstrates innovative and creative development of community programs or a marked ...

GrantWatch ID#: 178593

Grants to Illinois Educators and Schools in Eligible Regions to Promote Literacy in Eligible ...

Deadline 05/03/21

Grants to Illinois individual educators and schools in eligible regions for a range of programs to promote literacy for students. Funding is intended to enhance instructional programs, promote deeper teaching and understanding of literacy, provide opportunities to conn...

GrantWatch ID#: 180163

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Libraries for Solar Arrays

Deadline 05/03/21

Grants to USA, Canada, and International libraries for solar arrays large enough to significantly reduce the libraries' expenses. Funding is intended to reduce expenses while also showing the surrounding community a positive example of environmentally friendly technolo...

GrantWatch ID#: 195178

Awards to USA School Libraries to Recognize Exemplary Programming

Deadline 05/05/21

Awards of $5,000 to USA school libraries to recognize outstanding programming. Eligible recipients are libraries in K-8 private and public schools, and eligible focus areas of humanities programming include: arts and culture, languages, and social studies. The program ...

GrantWatch ID#: 188094
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Grants to USA Tribal and Native Nonprofits, Agencies, and IHEs for Native American Language ...

Deadline 06/25/21 LOI Date: 05/06/21

Grants to USA and territories Native American and Pacific Islander nonprofit organizations, agencies, and IHEs for Native American language programs and schools. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. The program provi...

GrantWatch ID#: 167770
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Grants to USA Tribes to Improve Library Programs and Services

Deadline 05/11/21

Grants to USA federally recognized Indian tribes to advance the services of qualifying Native American libraries. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support the enhancement of digital services, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 165538
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Awards to Illinois Organizations, Groups, and Individuals for Excellence in Library Service

Deadline 05/15/21

Awards of $1,000 to Illinois libraries, library consortiums, non-library institutions, groups, and individuals to acknowledge superior librarianship. The award is intended to recognize and honor consistent contribution and service to the library over the years, service...

GrantWatch ID#: 143107
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Grants and Awards to USA Authors, Translators, Agents, and Publishers for Translation of Fre...

Deadline 05/15/21

Grants and awards to USA publishers, translators, authors, and literary agents for the translation and subsequent publication of French literary works for English-speaking audiences. Funding will be awarded for both fiction and nonfiction works, as well as for poetry, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 179274

Grants to Illinois Libraries, Schools, Universities, Faith-Based Organizations, and Nonprofi...

Deadline 05/15/21

Grants of $2,000, grants of up to $4,000, and grants of up to $8,000 to Illinois libraries, schools, universities, and faith-based and nonprofit organizations for public humanities initiatives. Projects that address the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are en...

GrantWatch ID#: 187489
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Grants and In-Kind Donations to USA Nonprofit Museums and Libraries to Exhibit and Preserve ...

Deadline 05/15/21

Grants of up to $3,000 and in-kind donations of materials to USA and Territories nonprofit museums and libraries to exhibit and preserve collections. Funding is intended to preserve collections, promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, increase use of glazing techniqu...

GrantWatch ID#: 192922

Grants to USA Writers for Written Works Related to Contemporary Visual Art

Deadline 05/19/21

Grants to USA writers for written works related to contemporary visual art. Eligible project types include articles, short-form writing, and books. Eligible expenses include travel, living expenses, research, image permissions and fees, a writer's fee, reproduction and...

GrantWatch ID#: 150417

Grants to USA Community Colleges to Enhance Humanities Programming

Deadline 05/20/21

Grants to USA community colleges and two-year IHEs to enhance existing and develop new humanities programs. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for projects that are organized around a core topic or...

GrantWatch ID#: 174339

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Libraries, Schools, and IHEs for Student Literacy Programs

Deadline 05/20/21

Grants of up to $4,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, public libraries, K-12 public and private schools, and institutes of higher education in multiple states for programs that focus on student literacy. Funding is intended for organizations that provide literacy prog...

GrantWatch ID#: 180349

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Eligible States for Projects in the Fields of Education, Librari...

Deadline 05/31/21

Grants to USA nonprofit IHEs, schools, libraries, and hospitals in eligible states for projects in the fields of secondary and higher education, library support, and healthcare. Funding may be used for capital projects and endowments. Applicants must be located in the ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180741

Grant to a Wisconsin or Illinois Organization to Address the Needs of Children in Eligible R...

Deadline 06/01/21

Grant of $15,000 to a Wisconsin or Illinois organization to address needs of children in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support the development of a new program that benefits local children. Eligible applicants must be located within or serving residents of t...

GrantWatch ID#: 182909
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Opportunity for USA and Canada Students in Eligible Provinces to Participate in a Social Imp...

Deadline 06/01/21

Opportunity for USA and Canada individual students or groups of students in eligible provinces to participate in a social impact challenge with prizes totaling $10,000. Applicants must participate in an interactive module prior to submitting an application. Program par...

GrantWatch ID#: 186087

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Author for Assistance in the Completion of a Partia...

Deadline 06/01/21

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International author for assistance in the completion of a partially written fictional book. Funding is intended for authors of fiction for children or young adults. Applicants must be published authors. Judges will be looking for candidates ...

GrantWatch ID#: 190626

Grant to USA, Canada, and International Authors to Honor Outstanding Works of Literary Nonfi...

Deadline 06/01/21

Grants of $15,000 to USA, Canada, and International authors to honor outstanding works of literary nonfiction. Funding is intended for unfinished projects describing a place, event, movement, or individual. Topics of previous winning submissions include life in the Dom...

GrantWatch ID#: 190627

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Translators to Promote the Publication of Literary ...

Deadline 06/01/21

Grants of up to $4,000 to USA, Canada, and International translators to promote the publication of literary translations in English. Priority is given to works of fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, or poetry by underrepresented writers working in underrepresented lan...

GrantWatch ID#: 195341

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, and Schools in Eligible Locations for ...

Deadline 06/02/21

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, government agencies, libraries, schools, and school districts in eligible locations for recycling and waste reduction initiatives. Funding may be used for source reduction activities, purchasing coll...

GrantWatch ID#: 155247
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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Community Benefit Programs and Charitable Activities

Deadline 06/15/21

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for charitable, scientific, educational, literary, and religious purposes. Funding is also intended for the prevention of child abuse and cruelty to animals. Preference will be given to organizations where at least one member of th...

GrantWatch ID#: 181481
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Theater Organizations and Publishers for the Transl...

Deadline 06/16/21

Grants of up to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International literary publishers and theater organizations for the translation of Canadian dramatic or literary works. Applicants must be registered in the online portal in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended to pre...

GrantWatch ID#: 177981

Fellowships to USA Scholars for Research and Data Analysis in the Social Sciences

Deadline 06/24/21

Fellowships to USA scholars for a year-long opportunity to carry out high-level research in the social sciences at a New York-based facility. The purpose of this program is to support research that diagnoses social problems and improves social policies in the USA.

GrantWatch ID#: 178482
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes for Arts Activities and Events

Deadline 07/20/21 LOI Date: 07/08/21

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, agencies, and tribes for arts activities and events. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended for projects at any stage of production. Applicants mu...

GrantWatch ID#: 189889

Fellowships for USA, Canada, and International Scholars for Social Sciences and Humanities R...

Deadline 07/15/21

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International scholars with advanced degrees for research projects. Funding is intended to support research in the areas of social sciences and humanities. Preference will be given to proposals that demonstrate relevance to contemporary ...

GrantWatch ID#: 139604

Grants to USA Publishers at Nonprofits or IHEs to Support Digital Publishing of Books Relate...

Deadline 07/15/21

Grants of $5,500 to USA publishers at nonprofit organizations or IHEs to support digital publishing of books on humanities-related subjects. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to one month to complete. The goal of this competitive program is...

GrantWatch ID#: 190874
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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools for Children's and Youth Education Programs

Deadline 08/01/21

Grants of up to $75,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, public school districts, and private and public elementary and secondary schools for children's and youth education programs. Priority areas of funding include the environment, literacy, science, technology, engin...

GrantWatch ID#: 170809

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Improve Educational Outcomes for Underserved or Minority Children

Deadline 12/01/21 LOI Date: 08/01/21

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations for the development of new programs or the assessment of existing programs that promote educational success for disadvantaged children. Initial proposals are due prior to the application deadline. Funding is intende...

GrantWatch ID#: 176854
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Grants to Illinois Faith-Based, Charitable, Scientific, Educational, and Literary Organizatio...

Deadline 08/31/21

Grants of up to $50,000 to Illinois faith-based, charitable, scientific, educational, and literary organizations for programs that benefit local residents. Funding is intended for programs, projects, and capital requests. Preference will be given to organizations in th...

GrantWatch ID#: 146962

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and Libraries for K-12 STEM Education Programs

Deadline 08/31/21

Grants to USA and Puerto Rico nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and libraries in eligible locations for programs to advance K-12 STEM education. Applicants must contact the funding source to obtain an invitation code to apply. Organizations must be...

GrantWatch ID#: 178171

Grants to USA and Puerto Rico Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools in Eligible Locations for Pr...

Deadline 08/31/21

Grants to USA and Puerto Rico nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and libraries in eligible locations for food security programs. Interested applicants are required to contact staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support food pantries, sou...

GrantWatch ID#: 183037

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits and IHEs to Publish Non-Fiction Books

Deadline 09/01/21

Grants of up to $15,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations and IHEs to assist in the production of non-fiction books in a wide range of interest areas. Funding is intended for books addressing art, cultural history, conservation, architecture, th...

GrantWatch ID#: 160029

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits and Universities for Book Publication

Deadline 09/01/21

Grants of up to $15,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofits, and colleges and universities, museums, civic institutions, and trade publishers for financial assistance to produce and publish non-fiction books. Funding is intended for publications on the subject...

GrantWatch ID#: 170317
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Libraries for Mobile Libraries Serving Disadvantaged C...

Deadline 09/01/21

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, public schools, and libraries to purchase books for mobile lending libraries serving disadvantaged children. Funding may be used to purchase books that were published for youth, ages preschool throu...

GrantWatch ID#: 180779

Grants to Illinois Nonprofits, Schools, Agencies, and Individuals to Facilitate Discussions ...

Deadline 09/01/21

Grants to Illinois nonprofit organizations, schools, government agencies, libraries, museums, and individuals to conduct public dialogues. Funding is intended to support the facilitation of open conversations, renting a venue to host the event, interpretation of events...

GrantWatch ID#: 188030

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

Deadline 10/01/21

In-kind grants of new children's books to USA public and tribal libraries in rural areas. The purpose of the project is to increase access to quality children's books. Recipients will be able to choose the most appropriate books for their community from a list of over ...

GrantWatch ID#: 178554
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Libraries and Individuals for Bibliographical and L...

Deadline 11/05/21

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals, libraries, and organizations to compile scholarly library resource lists serving United States library patrons. Examples of lists include indexes, reading lists, webliographies and other guides to li...

GrantWatch ID#: 174274
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, Tribal Governments, and IHEs for the Translation and Pre...

Deadline 12/01/21

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal governments, and IHEs for the translation and preparation of humanities texts. Applications are encouraged for long-term and short-term editorial projects, as well as projects that are at a planning sta...

GrantWatch ID#: 151063

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Promote Poetry in American Culture

Deadline 02/15/22 LOI Date: 12/31/21

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofits for activities that perpetuate the art of poetry in American culture and expand awareness of the positive effects of poetry on society. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to applying. Funds may be requested for po...

GrantWatch ID#: 146023

Awards to USA and Canada Individuals to Recognize Emerging Talent in Writing and Illustratin...

Deadline 12/31/21

Awards of $3,000 to a USA or Canada author and an illustrator to encourage and recognize emerging talent in children’s literature. Nominations are accepted on behalf of outstanding new illustrators and writers whose books portray the universal qualities of childhood,...

GrantWatch ID#: 163058