Focused on helping cultural organizations working in the humanities to prevent, prepare for, recover from, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Funds are intended to reach a diverse network of urban, rural, small, medium, and large nonprofit organizations whose primary work is humanities-based. Libraries with core humanities activities are eligible. Applications should be programmatic in nature, with technology making up a portion of the proposal. Please note that equipment can only make up 20% of the budget.
Focused on preparation of reading lists, webliographies, indexes, and other guides to library resources. Proposals should be research in nature with technology making up part of the budget. The grant will not cover the printing or online distribution of the final product. Awards up to $5,000. Proposal guidelines and a list of previous awards can be found on the ALA webpage for this grant.
Focused on helping libraries that have been affected by the pandemic and need support to restore and sustain humanities core activities. Emphasis will be placed on libraries in historically underserved and/or rural communities. Applications should be programmatic in nature, with technology making up a portion of the proposal. Register for a free webinar about the grant on October 27, 2021 1:00 PM CST.
Focused on small and mid-size institutions to improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections, including special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials. Applicants should seek out a consultant with specific knowledge of preservation in their type of institution. Organizations or collections that serve or represent under-represented communities are highly encouraged. This is a federal application that requires an active DUNS number and Sam.gov registration. The grant funder provided a webinar recording with more information here: https://youtu.be/iNgCtm8c-ZY.
Grant opportunity for emergency relief to protect cultural heritage during the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards up to $15,000 that can be renewed. Proposals must show urgent needs while making steps towards long-term sustainability. Possible support includes financial assistance for running costs, adoption of digital tools, and implementation of urgent measures. The grant has COVID-19 specific guidelines that should be reviewed before applying.
Grant opportunity for businesses, organizations, and individuals with awards up to $100,000 toward mobile app design/development, for qualified projects with high potential for positive social impact. There is a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic but the app could be for any need that will positively impact society.
Focused on programs in the four areas of education, environment, enrichment, and entrepreneurship. Applicants must be in a 30 mile radius of a GP community. Applications should be programmatic in nature, with technology making up a portion of the proposal. FAQs with important grant details are available here.
Focused on strengthening communities in Georgia. Different regions will have different focuses. Funder contacts are assigned by region and available for inquiries about the grant and your potential proposal. Applications should be programmatic in nature, with technology making up a portion of the proposal. If interested, please reach out in advance to see if your proposal is a good fit. After speaking with the North Georgia contact, they are looking for specific types of projects and prefer to review proposal ideas before applying.
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