We all need to master the knowledge and skills to make smart financial choices and prepare for whatever the future brings. Thinking Money for Kids, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, strives to teach children and their parents, caregivers and educators about financial topics — like saving, spending, sharing and budgeting — in a way that is both meaningful and fun.
ALA and the FINRA Foundation invite public libraries to apply to receive a Thinking Money for Kids Program Kit, a collection of expertly vetted resources to help libraries offer financial education for children ages 3 to 12, both in the library and in children’s homes.
Approximately 200 public libraries will be selected to receive a Thinking Money for Kids Program Kit (estimated kit value: $2,000). Libraries will keep all kit contents after the grant period ends.
The programming period will run from September 2024 through December 2025.
Please select from the following options:
- Applications for this opportunity are closed.
- View list of selected sites
- View a PDF of the grant application
- Project guidelines
- Frequently asked questions
The Thinking Money for Kids Program Kits are administered by ALA’s Public Programs Office in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. To be notified about future grants and opportunities from ALA's Public Programs Office, sign up for ALA’s Programming Librarian newsletter.