Grants and Corporate Partnerships
ALSC is grateful for the generous support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in support of youth literacy and El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day). Since this year marks the 20th year of the nationally recognized celebration connecting children and books, ALSC is excited to provide two opportunities this year to help libraries celebrate Día. Visit the Día webpage to find out more and to check out all of the resources available to incorporate Día everyday.
Día Turns 20 Mini-grants
April 30 of 2016 marks 20 years of the celebration of Día as the connection of children and diverse books, so ALSC will award 20 libraries $2,000 each to help support their Día Turns 20 celebrations. We are inviting everyone to Share the Gift of Reading as Día Turns 20, and as an added incentive, 20 worthy libraries will receive a boost to their budgets to provide more books, more programs and perhaps seek out new community partnerships this year. Visit the dia.ala.org website for additional information.
Building STEAM with Día Mini-grants - Sponsored by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation
ALSC has awarded ten (10) libraries $2,000 each to implement a Building STEAM with Día program in their community. The project year for this grant is January 2016 through May 2016. Grantees must implement one or more Building STEAM with Día program for their community that focus on culturally diverse and appropriate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) programs.
The mini-grant recipients are: Beaumont Library District (California), Clifton Public Library (New Jersey), Dallas Public Library (Texas), Dayton Metro Library (Ohio), Glen Ellyn Public Library (Illinois), Keene Public Library (New Hampshire), Muskego Public Library (Wisconsin), North Shelby Library (Alabama), Providence Community Library (Rhode Island) and Riverside County Library (California). Please see the ALA press release for the official announcement.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $74 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.4 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency. To learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/.
Curiosity Creates Mini-grants - Sponsored by Disney
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced the 79 recipients of Curiosity Creates Grants. Each library will receive up to $7,500 to support exciting creativity programming to promote exploration and discovery for children ages 6 to 14. This grant has been made possible through a generous donation of $800,000 to ALSC by Disney.Visit the Curiosity Creates webpage for more information.
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
ALSC works with corporations and foundations who understand the importance of library service to children and who assist ALSC in providing our membership with resources, tools, and funds to enhance their resources and outreach. If you are a corporation or foundation who is interested in working with ALSC please visit the Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities web page to find out more about our initiatives, our corporate sponsorship guidelines, and to find our sponsorship proposal form.