Merritt Fund in Action

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Application for assistance


Merritt Fund in the media

Note: Information about Merritt Fund applicants and grantees are kept confidential. However, in some cases, grantees have agreed to come forward to discuss their experiences that led to their applications.
Merritt Fund video! Created in 2008, featuring Merritt Fund trustees 

American Libraries magazine article"Merritt Fund Aids a Colleague in Distresss" (pdf - uploaded by permission of American Libraries)


Membership brochure


   Merritt Fund Ambassadors

The Merritt Fund Ambassadors program was created in 2008 to provide supporters of the Merritt Fund with the tools to effectively promote the Merritt Fund at meetings, events, etc.  As part of the program, we have created an Ambassadors Email list and an "Ambassadors Kit" of materials to help get the word out.  You can download the materials below or get them from the Merritt Fund office by emailing or calling (312) 280-4226.  
The Merritt Fund Ambassadors Kit includes the following materials:

Join the Merritt Fund Ambassadors Email list!


Three-Year Reports

Every three years, the Merritt Fund produces a report to allow supporters to learn more about the finances of the Fund, the size of the membership, and the grants given (while keeping personally identifiable information private).


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