Updated: January 2011
Great Blog to follow grants for libraries: http://librarygrants.blogspot.com/
Ongoing Foundations/Trusts to Consider:
The CHS Foundation is committed to investing in the future of rural America, agriculture, and cooperative business through education and leadership development. The Foundation supports national efforts related to its mission as well as programs within the CHS trade territory for regional, multi-state, or statewide projects. The Foundation's funding focuses on the following program areas: Cooperative Education, Rural Youth and Leadership Development, Farm and Agricultural Safety, Returning Value to Rural Communities, and University Partnerships. All applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, with the exception of Cooperative Education applications, which are due September 30, annually. Visit the Foundation's website for a description of each grant category and online application instructions.
Brinker International Charitable Committee
Giving back to the communities where we live and work is one of Brinker International's core values. With a diverse variety of local fundraising activities and corporate giving programs, Brinker and its restaurants contribute more than $3 million annually to a number of worthwhile charities. The objective of the Brinker International Foundation is to support programs and projects that are affiliated with Children/Family, Arts, Civic, and University related educational programs.
PO Drawer 1734,
Atlanta, Georgia 30301
Audience: School, academic, nonprofit organizations
Size of grants: No limit
Funding cycle: Coca-Cola has quarterly application deadlines in February, April, July and October. Their guidelines and application are available on the website.
Guidelines/restrictions: Applicant must be a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Grants are awarded in the areas of higher education, classroom teaching and learning and global education.
Bank of America, Trust Division
PO Box 830241
Dallas, TX 75283-0241
Audience: Public libraries, public schools, higher education, health care. They are interested in supporting children and youth, adult education, the disabled and the elderly.
Size of grants: $3,000-$400,000
Funding cycle: Deadlines March 30, August 31st, November 30th
Guidelines/restrictions: Must use an application form provided by Bank of America, Trustee. They support building funds,equipment, special projects, capital campaigns, renovation. 90% of grants awarded are given in the Dallas, TX area.
Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Mr. Valleau Wilkie, Jr., Executive Director
309 Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Audience: Public libraries,education, health, arts and humanities, literacy, adult continuing education, and youth
Size of grants: $1,000-$$800,000
Funding cycle: Deadlines March 1 and September 1
Guidelines/restrictions: The Foundation supports organizations that serve the people of Texas.
Seawell Elam Foundation
Mr. Robert Roth
PO Box 5335
Austin, TX 78763
Audience: Small, rural public libraries, arts/culture, environmental organizations
Size of grants: $1,000-$10,000
Funding cycle: December 1; initial application by letter. If the Foundation is interested in proposal, they will send you an application packet
Guidelines/restrictions: Requesting organization must be tax-exempt according to IRS guidelines. They typically fund the purchase of public library collection development materials and sometimes support building renovation projects.
Wal-Mart Foundation State Giving Program
The Wal-Mart Foundation State Giving Program awards grants at the state and regional level to programs that have a strong impact within the communities the company serves. The program provides grants of $25,000 and up in the following categories: Education grants support programs that address the educational needs of underserved young people ages 12-25. Workforce Development/Economic Opportunity grants target job skill training and support services for unemployed and displaced workers. Health and Wellness grants strive to improve access to healthcare, reduce healthcare disparities, and promote healthy lifestyles. Environmental Sustainability grants assist in the development or expansion of environmentally sustainable communities, with emphasis on green building and job training. The Foundation has a particular interest in supporting veterans and military families, traditionally underserved groups, individuals with disabilities, and people impacted by natural disasters. The application deadlines for 2009 are April 17 and September 18. Visit the website listed above to review the FAQ and submit an online application.
Updated: December 2009
Note: The foundations below are located in Tarrant County and have supported libraries with grants within the last two years. These foundations were discovered using Foundation Search. If you need more information, or need to locate another foundation, please contact us and let us know what you need.
A M PATE JR CHARITABLE TRUST UW NO 0089359
PO BOX 1317
Ft. Worth, Texas 76101
Contact: Tom Ross
AMON G CARTER FOUNDATION
AMON G. CARTER STAR-TELEGRAM EMPLOYEES FUND
Tel: (817) 332-3535
DAVID L TANDY FOUNDATION
PO BOX 101477
Ft. Worth, Texas 76185-1477
Contact: Erwin C. Whitney, Secretary
DORA ROBERTS FOUNDATION
Tel: (817) 884-4772
FRANCES C AND WILLIAM P SMALLWOOD FOUNDATION
P.O. BOX 2050
Ft. Worth, Texas 76113
Contact: Rick S. Piersall, Bank One, Texas, NA
GARVEY TEXAS FOUNDATION INC
P.O. BOX 9600
Ft. Worth, Texas 76147-2600
Contact: SHIRLEY F. GARVEY, PRES.
G R WHITE TRUST
600 BAILEY AVE TX1 3434
Ft. Worth, Texas 76107-2128
Contact: Donald R. Smith
Tel: (817) 884-4165
JANE AND JOHN JUSTIN FOUNDATION
Tel: (817) 335-1500
J. E. S. EDWARDS FOUNDATION
4413 CUMBERLAND RD. N.
Ft. Worth, Texas 76116-8107
Contact: JAREEN E. SCHMIDT, PRES.
Tel: (817) 737-6924
KIMBELL ART FOUNDATION
MARY POTISHMAN LARD TRUST
Tel: (817) 884-4448
M J & ALICE S NEELEY FOUNDATION
306 W. 7TH ST., STE. 616
Ft. Worth, Texas 76102-4906
Contact: COLUMBA S. REID, EXEC. DIR.
Tel: (817) 336-3032
Fax: (817) 336-0535
ROBERT S & JOYCE PATE CAPPER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
48 VALLEY RIDGE RD.
Ft. Worth, Texas 76107-3109
Contact: JOYCE PATE CAPPER, TR.
Tel: (817) 738-8600
SID W RICHARDSON FOUNDATION
WILLIAM E SCOTT FOUNDATION
Tel: (817) 336-2400
W K GORDON JR FAMILY FOUNDATION
201 MAIN ST STE 600
Ft. Worth, Texas 76102-3110
Contact: Bruce Petty, Secretary-Treasurer
Tel: (817) 339-1156
Bank of America Foundation - www.bankofamerica.com/foundation
The Walt Disney Foundation - Philanthropic outreach of The Walt Disney Company dedicated to helping families and children through public service initiatives, community outreach, and volunteerism.
J C Penney - Information about contributions and education support.
Cingular Wireless - Support from Cingular Wireless for community-based programs and organizations that address educational, cultural, and social issues affecting the quality of life in the communities in which we work and live.
Target Foundation - Reading grants are awarded to schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations, supporting programs such as weekend book clubs, after-school reading programs and events encouraging family reading time.
The Write Stuff
To avoid reinventing the wheel when it's time to prepare a grant proposal,
look at these websites for writing and preparation tips:
The Technology Place for Nonprofits - A general resource center for nonprofits seeking to incorporate technology into their work. www.techsoup.org
Dr. Alice Christie's Grant Writing/Funding Opportunities Page - This web site has tons of information about writing proposals, including two Mock Grant Writing Activities. It also gives several sample grant proposals. It even has links to federal, state, corporate and foundation funding sources. www.west.asu.edu/achristie/grants/index.html
The Foundation Center's User-Friendly Guide to Funder Research & Resources - This free online resource provides a wealth of information on all aspects of funder research, from how to begin your search to grants for individuals to the proposal process to information resources. It includes an online Orientation to the Grant Seeking Process. http://fdncenter.org/onlib
Grants/Grant Writing Links and Resources - Deborah Kluge - This is a good place for newcomers to grant seeking, as it includes such sections as: "Important Information About Grants and Funding," "Resources for Researching and Identifying Grant Making Organizations and Foundation," and more. http://www.proposalwriter.com
Grant Proposal.com - Includes an overview, inquiry and cover letters, standard components of a proposal, a sample proposal, and more.
Awesome Library - Lists a multitude of links and resources for gaining grant information.
Internet Nonprofit Center - Includes a variety of helpful business tools in addition to providing tips on writing grants. http://www.nonprofits.org
Nonprofit Guides - Features a handy list of endowments and the dates they are due.
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