Archive, Document, Display, and Disseminate (ADDD) Fund - Library Challenge Grants

Grants to Rhode Island Libraries and Library
Support Agencies for Fundraising Activities

GrantWatch ID#: 176892
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Rhode Island Foundation

01/13/17 11:59 PM EST

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Grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to Rhode Island libraries, as well as to nonprofit and municipal library support organizations, for financial support to assist with fundraising campaigns that are intended to meet local needs. Examples of eligible types of fundraising projects include annual fundraising drives or special campaigns directed toward acquisition of equipment, special collections, or more books, publications, and holdings in other media.

These grants are Challenge Grants. It is up to the applicant to suggest the challenge. Applications must be submitted each year prior to initiation of the campaign being challenged. The intent of these Challenge Grants is to encourage libraries to set monetary targets for their campaigns and to plan their fundraising tactics carefully before approaching the community.

The ADDD Fund will not be the sole funder or first contributor to a campaign. Applicants must demonstrate commitments from other sources for this project.

Grant amounts ranging from $500 to $2,500 will be negotiated in a discussion with the Foundation after applications are received.

Initial challenge is for one year only. However, applicants may think of a multi-year progression. Grants to support future years will be “stepped up” if the first-year campaign is successful. Maximum awards will be based on previous year’s involvement.

Challenge Grants to support libraries may be requested by any Rhode Island library or library support organization with 501(c)(3) status or statement of standing as a municipal agency.

Applications must be submitted by midnight (EST) on January 13, 2017. Please note that no assistance will be available after 5:00 PM (EST).

To apply for an ADDD Library Challenge Grant, a complete application includes:

1. Completed online application form (see link in Contact Information section below)
2. Narrative
3. Copy of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt letter from the IRS or statement of standing as a municipal agency
4. First-Time Application Form (attached in the Supporting Documents section below) if organization has not applied previously
5. Campaign committee structure
6. Letter from board chair
7. Strategic plan

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

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Phone: (401) 274-4564

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