Grant & funding sources to check out…
This is a great place to start. The LibrarySpot website’s page has links to several organizations that provide assistance for locating funders and grant writing.
The Foundation Center; includes online proposal writing guide, sample grant application forms, electronic newsletters, and searchable index of foundations.
US Department of Education; primarily educational resources, includes some grant opportunities for libraries.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services; offers grants to libraries, and for museum-library collaborative projects.
The state of Wisconsin’s site for LSTA grants; information on categories, abstracts of current and previous grants.
The National Endowment for the Humanities; information on grant opportunities, also links to state humanities agencies.
Wisconsin Humanities Council; links to their grant programs, Speaker’s Bureau, and other available resources for libraries.
ALA’s index to grants and scholarships.
Grants Information Center; a grants and funding collection located at Memorial Library at UW-Madison.
Funding Information Center; grants and funding collection located at Marquette University in Milwaukee.
The Association for Library Service to Children, a unit of ALA; grants specifically for children’s librarians.