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Library Fund Competitive Grants (Covid-19 Response)

Grants to Indiana Libraries to Address Community
Needs in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) - The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund

Deadline Date:

07/02/20 12:00 PM


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Grants to Indiana public libraries, high school libraries, and academic libraries in eligible areas for projects and services that address community needs in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to ensure that libraries have access to resources necessary for the reopening of classrooms and innovative programs for the upcoming fall/winter. Priority is given to organizations that serve populations most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Funds must benefit the Indianapolis Public Library; any high school library (public/private/charter) in Marion county; and academic libraries at IUPUI, Marian University, and University of Indianapolis.

Priority consideration will be given to those libraries that are able to present a compelling case for support based on need, request support that is not a part of general operating budgets, and has predetermined desired outcomes explicitly stating how resources will impact the Marion County community, residents and/or students.  

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180824

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding Restriction: The Indianapolis Public Library, any high school library (public/private/charter) in Marion county; and libraries at IUPUI, Marian University and University of Indianapolis.

Geographic Restriction: Marion County

CICF will not support:
- Organizations that are NOT tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) Public Charity of the Internal Revenue Code
- Grants to individuals
- Organizations or projects that discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation
- Political campaigns or direct lobbying efforts by 501(c)(3) organizations
- Post-event or debt retirement
- Projects aimed at promoting a particular religion or construction project for religious institutions

Pre-Application Information:

Grant-making schedule:
- Proposals Accepted: June 1 – July 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM
- Staff Review: July – Aug. 2020
- Board Review: Sept. 2020
- Determinations will be made by mid-September with disbursements by September 30, 2020.

The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund will be accepting applications twice a year to support projects from libraries in Marion County.

All proposals must be submitted using the online grant system.

CICF Grant Seeker's Guidebook:

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

For questions about The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund, please contact:

LaTasha River Sturdivant, Ph.D, Senior Director of Special Initiatives and Research
317.634.2423 x555

For questions regarding the online grant system, please contact or 317.634.2423.

Central Indiana Community Foundation
615 N Alabama St. #300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1498

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USA: Indiana: Marion County

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