Books for Babies Matching Grants

In partnership with Nordstrom, ALTAFF awarded 40 grants (20 in 2008 and 20 in 2009) for $500 each to match $1,000 raised by selected Friends groups, women's groups, libraries, and other nonprofit organizations for purchasing Books for Babies kits from ALTAFF. 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 matching grant program. Twenty matching grants will be awarded. The deadline for applications is Sept. 15, 2010. Winners will be notified by Oct. 1, and orders must be placed by Nov. 1. Any type of nonprofit organization with a current program or interest in starting a Books for Babies program is encouraged to apply.

Click here for an application for the Books for Babies Matching Grant program

2009 Cycle 2 Grant Recipients

  • Friends of the Library-Dearborn (Dearborn, MI)
  • Friends of the M.E. Heggan Library (Hurffville, NJ)
  • Friends of the Pittsboro Memorial Library (Pittsboro, NC)
  • Friends of the Tecumseh District Library (Tecumseh, MI)
  • Gadsden Public Library (Gadsden, AL)
  • Guilderland Public Library (Guilderland, NY)
  • Little Elm Friends of the Library (Little Elm, TX)
  • Richmond Memorial Library (Batavia, NY)
  • Seward Junior Women’s Club (Seward, NE)
  • Southside Regional Library (Boydton, VA)

2009 Cycle 1 Grant Recipients

  • Impact Services Corporation, a non-profit community service organization (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Clay County Public Library (Manchester, KY)
  • Read Aloud Loveland (Loveland, CO)
  • Western Pocono Community Library (Brodheadsville, PA)
  • Fullerton Public Library (Fullerton, CA)
  • Jay County Public Library and the Friends of the Library (Portland, IN)
  • Friends of the Lawrence County Public Library (Lawrenceburg, TN)
  • New Friends of the Beaverton City Library (Beaverton, OR)
  • Friends of the Hillsborough Public Library (Hillsborough, NJ)
  • Friends of the Bristol Public Library (Bristol, CT)

2008 Cycle 2 Grant Recipients

  • Friends of the Mount Laurel Library (Mount Laurel, NJ)
  • Friends of the Perris Library (Perris, CA)
  • Friends of the Village of Ruidoso Library (Alto, NM)
  • Pamunkey Regional Library (Hanover, VA)
  • Denison Public Library (Denison, TX)
  • Eastern Oklahoma Library System (Muskogee, OK)
  • Friends of the Fayette County Public Library (Fayetteville, GA )
  • Friends of the Frisco Public Library (Frisco, TX)
  • Altrusa International of Troy (Troy, OH)
  • Friends of the Hood County Library (Granbury, TX)

2008 Cycle 1 Grant Recipients

  • Friends of Somerville Public Library (Somerville, NJ)
  • Scott County Public Library (Scottsburg, IN)
  • Friends of the Platt Library (Woodland Hills, CA)
  • Friends of Parmly Billings Library (Billings, MT)
  • Read Aloud Loveland (Loveland, CO)
  • Literacy Plus Program (Hayward, CA)
  • Friends of the Merced Library (Merced, CA)
  • Friends of the Richmond Public Library (Richmond, VA)
  • Friends of Hamden Library (Hamden, CT)
  • Shenandoah County Library (Edinburg, VA)