Educational grants available for your school or community:
The Memorial Trust responds to the ever-changing needs of various segments of the population, especially to the needs of young people and people who are disadvantaged either physically or economically. Education is one of the primary funding areas, in addition to arts and culture, community development, environment, historic preservation, journalism, disabilities and universal access, and youth initiatives. Under the education program, support is given to organizations that provide educational opportunities or academic assistance to individuals who demonstrate an intellectual aptitude as well as financial need.
Eligibility: 501 (c)(3) organizations.
Prize: Awards range from $10,000 to $20,000.
Deadline: Letters of inquiry are due January 1, annually. Invited applications are due April 1, annually.
The AASL Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers. The reading program must be specifically designed for children in kindergarten through grade 9 in a school library setting. The grant committee awards the grant to an innovative program that demonstrates the potential for reading improvement, promotes the importance of reading, and facilitates learners’ literacy development by supporting current reading research, practice, and policy.
Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations). Applicants must be personal members of AASL.
Prize: Grants of $2,500 are awarded.
Deadline: Applications are due February 1, annually.