LLCF Offers Grants Geared Toward Nontraditional Libraries + Friends

books.jpgNot all Friends groups support a traditional library, or one that enjoys public funding. If this describes you, the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation (LLCF) has a collection-building grant geared specially for you.

LLCF book grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 are awarded annually to worthy organizations who maintain a lending library, serve economically or socially at-risk children, and can demonstrate financial need. Charitable groups and other 501(c)3 organizations are especially encouraged to apply. Going forward, however, school libraries and public bookmobile programs are also invited to submit an application, provided they meet the three criteria above. 

All funds awarded must be allocated to expanding a lending library or replacing weeded materials. Acquisitions must be geared towards K-8, but grant recipients are at liberty to select their own titles.

Grant awardees will be asked to return a brief questionnaire and to provide basic documentation of grant spending.

Visit the Foundation’s website for further eligibility details, and to start your application. Completed applications must be postmarked by Monday, June 16. Grant recipients will be notified by Monday, December 15.