A library’s Friends organization is one of its most valuable resources – a wellspring for innovative event and fundraising ideas. But while creativity and initiative may not be in short supply, funds to kick-start such programs usually are. In our continuing efforts to bridge that gap, the Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) is pleased to announce the "Chris D. Olson Event & Programming Grant,” named in memory of a Friends luminary who championed the idea.
This is the perfect opportunity to finally bring your pet project to life! And we’re making applying easy. Simply fill out this form and mail or email it to MALF as instructed in the header. Be prepared to provide a draft plan of action, tentative timeline (including goals and objectives), intended audience, anticipated publicity efforts, a list of expected expenses, and anticipated impact on the library and/or its patrons.
Friends of the Library groups of all sizes are encouraged to apply, provided they serve a Minnesota library and are current in their MALF membership. (If necessary, annual membership dues may be submitted along with application materials.)
Each entry will be carefully considered and responded to by MALF’s Board of Directors. Please note that the Board meets only once a quarter, and plan accordingly. Note also that applicants who can prove a second source of funding, particularly another grant, will receive first priority in consideration.
Direct questions to email@example.com or 651-366-6492. We look forward to receiving your application!