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Library Awards for Innovation

Awards to USA Public Libraries and Schools for Outstanding
Community Programs that Encourage Reading

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Penguin Random House Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/15/18

Description:

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Awards of up to $10,000 and in-kind donations of books to USA public libraries and schools to recognize outstanding work in implementing creative community-based programs. The Foundation is seeking to reward programs that encourage locals to engage in and support reading initiatives that will bring together libraries with their communities.

Applicants must excel at some of the following:

- Successful partnerships with public schools, local businesses, museums, recreation departments, and other community learning resources that support learning and reading programs.
- Strong focus on working with their local community on early childhood and pre-kindergarten learning from low-income families.
- Engagement of young adults in learning through use of digital media, mentors, or local community and civic organizations, including schools.
- Evidence of successful outcomes.
- Strong focus advancing literacy through adult programming.

Awards:

- One $10,000 grant award for the chosen library made payable directly for library use.
- Four runner-up $1,000 grant awards for selected libraries made payable directly for library use.
- All award recipient libraries will receive $1,000 in Penguin Random House books.
- Transportation, lodging and conference registration for one representative from the $10,000 winner to attend the American Libraries Association 2018 Annual Meeting.
- Multi-media coverage of the winning libraries and librarians via the Penguin Random House website, press releases, and newsletters.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174835

Number of Grants:

1 winner. 4 runner ups.

Estimated Size of Grant:

- One $10,000 grant will be awarded to the chosen library, made payable directly for library use. Transportation, lodging, and conference registration for one representative to attend the American Libraries Association 2018 Annual Meeting.
- $1,000 grants will be awarded to selected libraries made payable directly for library use.
- All award recipient libraries will receive $1,000 in Penguin Random House books.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public libraries are eligible to apply. School libraries serving in the capacity of public libraries are also welcome to submit an application.

Pre-Application Information:

Electronic submissions are required.

Winners will be notified by May 31, 2018, and announced at the American Library Association Annual Meeting in June of 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to: libraryawards@penguinrandomhouse.com

Melanie Fallon-Houska, Director, Corporate Giving
1745 Broadway
# 1453
New York, NY 10019

Email: mfallonhouska@penguinrandomhouse.com
Phone: 212 - 782-8319 ext. 828319

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming