Grants and Corporate Partnerships

Curiosity Creates - 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.


Building STEAM with Día - Sponsored by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation 

Dollar General Literacy Foundation


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 begin this year with a Building STEAM with Día mini-grant opportunity.  Visit the Día webpage to find out more and to check out all of the resources available to incorporate Día everyday. 

ALSC will award up to 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. Building STEAM with Día mini-grant application will be accepted through November 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (CST). Applications are available here and must be submitted online.

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

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.