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Massachusetts Literacy Grants:  75 Literacy & Libraries Grants for Massachusetts.

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Grants to USA Individuals to Write Nonfiction Humanities Books for a General Public Audience

Deadline 02/05/20

Grants of up to $60,000 to USA individual authors and scholars for writing nonfiction books that promote a deep understanding of the humanities for a broad readership. Applicants are advised that required online registration may take several weeks. Funding is intended for well-researched, humanities-based books that explor...

GrantWatch ID#: 177811

Fellowships and Awards to Massachusetts Artists for Work in the Areas of Dance, Writing, and...

Deadline 01/27/20

Fellowships of $15,000 and finalist awards of $1,500 to Massachusetts individual artists to recognize exceptional original work and to foster the creation of new art in the disciplines of choreography, fiction and creative nonfiction, and painting. Funding is intended to provide direct, unrestricted support to outstanding ...

GrantWatch ID#: 162385

Grants and In-Kind Support to USA Community Reading Programs for Events that Promote Books a...

Deadline 01/29/20

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 and in-kind support to USA and territories community reading programs to host events that promote books and community engagement. Funding is intended for events that use a book to encourage participants to engage with reading material and with fellow community members. Selected organiz...

GrantWatch ID#: 187206

In-Kind Grants of Books to USA Agencies and Institutions to Encourage Reading Among Children...

Deadline 01/31/20

In-kind donations of books to USA agencies and institutions to encourage reading among children and youth. The reading books are intended to enrich the lives of children in homeless shelters, preschool programs, charter schools, underfunded libraries, and other community organizations. Eligible applicants such as libraries...

GrantWatch ID#: 149418

Grants to USA Scholars and Doctoral Graduates for Costs Associated with Research and Fieldwo...

Deadline 01/31/20

Grants of up to $6,000 to USA scholars and doctoral graduates for expenses related to non-commercial research. The Foundation is particularly interested in applicants that have recently completed their doctorates. Funding is intended to help cover the costs of travel to libraries and archives, laboratory research purposes;...

GrantWatch ID#: 163655

Award to a USA or Canada Library Organization in Recognition of a Strong Staff Development P...

Deadline 02/01/20

Award of $3,500 to a USA or Canada library that demonstrates the greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization. For the purpose of this grant program, a library organization is defined as any of the following: - Individual library; - Library s...

GrantWatch ID#: 160079

Award to a USA Library to Recognize Exemplary Community Programming

Deadline 02/01/20

Award of $5,000 to a USA public, special, academic, or school library to recognize exemplary community programming. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge a program that is open to the public, addresses specific community needs, has a measurable impact, and involves active community planning and participation.

GrantWatch ID#: 160147

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Holocaust Research and Writing

Deadline 02/01/20

Award to a USA, Canada or International individual for scholarly research and writing on the Holocaust. Only books containing new research on the Holocaust, or its antecedents and aftermath, will be considered. Research accuracy, methodology, scholarship, literary merit, originality, and importance of the research topic ar...

GrantWatch ID#: 170921

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits and Agencies to Inventory and Catalog Historical Collecti...

Deadline 02/01/20

Grants of up to $2,000 Massachusetts government agencies and nonprofit organizations to locate and organize historical collections. Applicants must contact program staff and submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended to create inventories, find aids, digitize collections, and catalog entries. Research inventory g...

GrantWatch ID#: 180783
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Librarian for Exhibiting Outstanding Character in a...

Deadline 02/03/20

Award of $10,000 to a USA, Canada, or International librarian to recognize extraordinary character in the face of a difficult situation. Nominees should demonstrate that they have dealt with challenges with integrity and with their dignity still intact. In addition to the cash prize, the awardee will receive a certificate ...

GrantWatch ID#: 166587

Grants to USA Journalists for Expenses Associated with Groundbreaking Reporting

Deadline 02/03/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA journalists to cover costs incurred while researching and writing groundbreaking stories. Funding is intended for expenses including equipment rental, document collection, and travel. Requests for small stipends will also be considered. Proposals written for ethnic media as well as those subm...

GrantWatch ID#: 178022

Grants to USA Indian Tribes to Support and Improve Library Operations and Accessibility

Deadline 04/01/20 Conference Date: 02/11/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA Indian tribes to maintain core library services and support established library operations. Funding is intended to support the expansion of services, enhanced linkages and coordination, partnerships with other agencies, improved library access, and targeting library services to meet community...

GrantWatch ID#: 165537

Award to a USA Individual or Nonprofit for Efforts that Promote an Appreciation of Reading

Deadline 02/13/20

Award of $10,000 to a USA individual or nonprofit organization to recognize the development of an innovative method of promoting and sustaining a lifelong love of reading among local community members. Prize money will be awarded to programs that engage new audiences and inspire readers from a wide range of backgrounds. In...

GrantWatch ID#: 178958

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Individuals to Combat Discrimination and Racia...

Deadline 02/13/20

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International individuals for activities addressing racial inequity. Funding is intended for innovative and impactful projects that offer fresh perspectives on racism and provide solutions to discrimination and inequity. Applications will be accepted from professionals such as activists, law...

GrantWatch ID#: 187665
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In-kind Support to USA, Canada, and International Schools, Districts, and Organizations to A...

Deadline 02/14/20

In-kind support to USA, Canada, and International schools, districts, and organizations to assess and improve students' reading skills. The funding source will provide subscriptions for programs that assess reading abilities and improve students' literacy. The funding source will also provide professional development and o...

GrantWatch ID#: 187976
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Grant to a USA Individual to Attend a Library Career Development Event

Deadline 02/15/20

Grant of up to $1,000 to a USA individual to attend an educational or career development conference or activity on library and information services. Eligible programs must be offered by the funding source or by another eligible association. Funding is intended to help the librarian or library professional to keep current i...

GrantWatch ID#: 174858

Grants to USA and Territories PreK-12 School Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Youth

Deadline 02/16/20

Grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to USA and territories preK-12 school libraries to provide books to disadvantaged youth. Funding is intended to ensure that, although many schools are reallocating their funds to technology and audiovisual equipment, school libraries are still offering children good books to read. Appl...

GrantWatch ID#: 178824
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, IHEs, and Libraries in Eligible States for Adult Education

Deadline 02/20/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, K-12 public and private schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries who provide literacy programs in states where the funding source has a business presence. Funding is intended for organizations that provide education service to adults in one of the foll...

GrantWatch ID#: 167825
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, IHEs, and Libraries in Eligible States to Promote Literac...

Deadline 02/20/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, K-12 public and private schools, colleges and universities, and public libraries in states where the funding source has a business presence for services and programs that promote education and literacy for adults and children. Funding is intended for adult education i...

GrantWatch ID#: 167826
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Libraries in Eligible Regions for PreK-12 Summer Lite...

Deadline 02/20/20

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries in eligible regions to implement or expand summer reading programs. Eligible organizations will serve residents of and be located in the Funding Source's area of service. Funding is intended for programs that target Pre-K-12th grade students, below grade level r...

GrantWatch ID#: 167827

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits and Agencies for Public Humanities Projects

Deadline 05/11/20 LOI Date: 02/23/20

Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $15,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and government agencies for humanities projects serving public audiences. A letter of inquiry is required prior to submission of a full application. Consideration will be given to projects in a broad range of formats.

GrantWatch ID#: 179705
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Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs for Projects that Promote an Appreciation of Architecture

Deadline 02/25/20

Grants of up to $30,000 to USA nonprofits and IHEs to produce and present projects and programs that highlight the field of architecture. Funding is intended to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project or career. Grants may be used for publications, exhibitions, installations, films, new media...

GrantWatch ID#: 177777
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools for STEM Educatio...

Deadline 02/28/20

Grants averaging $25,000 and grants starting at $25,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and libraries for K-12 general and STEM education programs in eligible regions. Applicants must contact the funding source to obtain an invitation code to apply.

GrantWatch ID#: 178171
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Grants to Massachusetts Community Colleges for Education Services and Literacy Activities for...

Deadline 02/28/20

Grants to Massachusetts community colleges to support education services and literacy activities for adults. Funding is intended for programs that help adult students proceed to, and eventually finish studies in a post-secondary academic institution. Priority will be given to proposals that propose two cohorts of students,...

GrantWatch ID#: 187806
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Grants to USA Indian Tribes to Improve Library Programs and Services

Deadline 05/01/20 Conference Date: 03/09/20

Grants to USA Indian tribes to advance the programs and services of eligible Native American libraries. Funding is intended to revitalize and preserve the Native American culture and language through projects that benefit the community. Grants are also available to support educational programs and digital services.

GrantWatch ID#: 165538
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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Individuals for Creative Research Projects in ...

Deadline 03/15/20

Fellowships of $15,000 to USA, Canada, and International scholars, journalists, artists, and intellectuals for research and creative projects in eligible subject areas. Fellows participate in a two-year program where they benefit from professional development activities, research and travel assistance, and production and c...

GrantWatch ID#: 158407
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Grants to USA IHE Faculty for the Development of Curricula Related to Interreligious Themes

Deadline 03/16/20

Grants of up to $1,000 to USA university and college faculty across a range of disciplines to promote the development of interreligious coursework. Funding may be used to create or revise innovative undergraduate curricula. Grant awards are intended to support grantees for the time and energy it takes to create or revise a...

GrantWatch ID#: 185465
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Grants to USA Libraries and Organizations in New England States to Enhance Access to Health ...

Deadline 03/20/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA libraries and organizations in Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island that are funding source member institutions to enhance access to health and biomedical resources. Funding is intended to support innovative projects that improve data management, biomedi...

GrantWatch ID#: 159818
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Grants to USA Libraries and Organizations in New England States to Improve Health Informatio...

Deadline 03/20/20

Grants of up to $7,000 to USA libraries and organizations in Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island to improve access to online health materials. Funding is intended to support projects to replace, upgrade, and adopt technologies, strengthen communications and connectivity for health (i...

GrantWatch ID#: 185355
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Grants to USA Libraries and Organizations in New England States to Develop Health Information...

Deadline 03/20/20

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA libraries and organizations in Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island that are funding source member institutions to develop training and educational programs related to health information. Funding is intended to support instructional programs that improve ...

GrantWatch ID#: 185356
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Grants to USA Organizations in Eligible New England States for Projects that Advance Health I...

Deadline 03/20/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to New England libraries and member organizations in Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont for collaborative activities that improve health information resources. Funding is intended to support short-term outreach projects that involve advancing health informati...

GrantWatch ID#: 185357
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Awards to USA K-12 Teachers for Excellence in American History Education

Deadline 03/31/20

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 name to the school library, an invitation to participate...

GrantWatch ID#: 150599
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Grants to USA Nonprofits to Improve Educational Outcomes for Underserved or Minority Children

Deadline 08/01/20 LOI Date: 04/01/20

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 intended for programs that may help close the opportunity or a...

GrantWatch ID#: 176854
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Grants to Massachusetts and Rhode Island Nonprofits for Economic Development, Education, and...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants of up to $7,500 to Massachusetts and Rhode Island nonprofit organizations to promote social and economic wellbeing in eligible communities. First-time applicants must submit an initial inquiry prior to submitting a full application. Program areas include education, financial literacy, housing, and economic developme...

GrantWatch ID#: 177149

Grants to New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts Nonprofits and Individuals in Eligible Re...

Deadline 04/01/20

Grants of up to $500 to Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, individuals, schools, and libraries in eligible regions for projects and materials that encourage learning about Judaism, especially its heritage, culture, history, and customs. Funding is intended to support programs in media such as...

GrantWatch ID#: 178737
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Grants to USA Historians, Students, Researchers, and Writers for Research Related to Iowa St...

Deadline 04/15/20

Grants of $1,000 to USA historians, graduate students, and independent researchers and writers for original research and interpretative writing on a topic related to the history of Iowa or Iowa and the Midwest. Preference will be given to proposals about neglected topics or new approaches to previously explored topics.

GrantWatch ID#: 182956
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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Libraries, and Schools for Human Services, Disaster Relief, and En...

Deadline 04/30/20

Grants typically ranging from $5,000 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 human services, disaster relief, and the environment. The Foundation accepts both program and operating grant requests. T...

GrantWatch ID#: 153889
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Grants and Awards to USA Authors, Translators, Agents, and Publishers for Translation of Fre...

Deadline 05/15/20

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, digital books, and comic books. The Book Department...

GrantWatch ID#: 179274
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Residencies to USA, Canada, and International Individuals in the Journalism, Nonfiction, and...

Deadline 06/01/20

Residencies in Upstate New York to USA, Canada, and International professional documentarians, journalists, and nonfiction writers. The funding source is particularly interested in supporting the most critical, current issues, including, but not limited to: democracy and governance; education; environment and climate chang...

GrantWatch ID#: 172527
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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for Community Benefit Programs and Charitable...

Deadline 06/15/20

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in eligible locations 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 the Foundation either resides or vi...

GrantWatch ID#: 181481
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Awards to USA, Canada, and International High School Students for Excellence in Writing Poetr...

Deadline 06/30/20

Awards of $200 to USA, Canada, and International high school students (in grades nine through twelve) who have demonstrated excellence in writing works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The panel will select one winner each in poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction categories. Claudia Ann Seaman award winners are...

GrantWatch ID#: 181066

Donations & Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits & For-Profits for Education, Literacy, and the Ar...

Deadline Ongoing

Donations to USA nonprofit organizations for programming support for arts, pre-K-12 education, and literacy programs across the country. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are provided to USA for-profit and nonprofit organizations focusing on literacy, the arts, and higher learning. A suitable sponsorship is one tha...

GrantWatch ID#: 134869

In-Kind Donations of Surplus Property to USA Nonprofits and Local Governments

Deadline Ongoing

In-kind donations to USA and territories nonprofit organizations and local government agencies that are interested in receiving surplus property no longer needed by the federal government. This program distributes property of all types, with the exception of federal government records, certain naval vessels, and land and o...

GrantWatch ID#: 143078
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Sponsorships to Central Massachusetts Nonprofits to Promote Community Awareness of Women’s...

Deadline Ongoing

Sponsorships of up to $5,000 to Central Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for activities to promote women’s leadership and effect positive and measurable change for women and children. Funds are intended to build, strengthen, and support the health and safety of adolescent girls, and eliminate the threat of violence ...

GrantWatch ID#: 150122
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Grants to USA and Israel Nonprofits for Urban Affairs, Jewish Life, Biomedical Research, and...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Israel nonprofit organizations for activities in the areas of urban affairs, Jewish life, biomedical research, and education. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry in order to receive an invitation to apply. The Foundation welcomes inquiries aligning with the following program areas: Urban Affair...

GrantWatch ID#: 150874
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Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Education, Environment, Community Enrichment...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to nonprofit organizations, schools, and public municipalities in multiple states for programs in education, the environment, entrepreneurship, and community enrichment. Eligible locations can be found in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kent...

GrantWatch ID#: 152127

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Adult Education and Literacy Programs

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $10,000 to USA nonprofit organizations to support new and existing education and literacy programs for adults. Funding is intended to teach literacy skills that will allow adult students to grow, communicate, and thrive. Funding requests must align with the Foundation’s mission: "Supporting adult and fami...

GrantWatch ID#: 156183
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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Education and Training, Environment, Civics, and Public Health P...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants typically ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 to USA nonprofits in communities in which the funding source does business for programs in education, environmental awareness, civic and community development, and public health. The funding source aims to support programs for financially disadvantaged populations. Proposals ...

GrantWatch ID#: 158578
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Grants to Cape Cod Area, Massachusetts Nonprofits for Community Health and Sustainability

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Cape Cod area, Massachusetts nonprofits for community health and sustainability. Funding is intended for projects that create a positive impact in the area and that enhance the vitality and vibrancy of the local community. Previously funded organizations include schools, churches, substance abuse organizations, s...

GrantWatch ID#: 158948
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Grants to USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, and International Nonprofits and Public Agencies for Scie...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants starting at $10,000 to USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, public schools, public libraries, and colleges and universities. The funding source makes grants in two primary areas: (1) to advance science education, and (2) to invest in strengthening communities w...

GrantWatch ID#: 159494