March 15, 2021

Small Grants for Library Mobile Learning - due September 1

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, public schools, and libraries to purchase books for mobile lending libraries serving disadvantaged children. Funding may be used to purchase books that were published for youth, ages preschool through 8th grade.

The bookmobile grant program provides grants for purchasing children’s fiction or non-fiction books. The books are to be available for checkout by young people for pleasure reading or, perhaps, as a source of information for a school assignment.

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Estimated Size of Grant: Grants range from $500 to $3,000.

Eligibility: Public libraries are eligible.  

Additional Eligibility Criteria:  Bookmobiles operated by charitable [501(c)(3)] and other non-taxable agencies, including public libraries or schools, are eligible.

  • The Foundation provides grants to organizations that serve economically or socially at-risk children, have limited book budgets, and demonstrate real need.Only organizations within the United States, its territories, or commonwealths are eligible.
  • The library grant program does not provide grants for book distribution programs (book gift programs), atlases, dictionaries, basal readers or similar texts, workbooks or similar instructional tools, magazine subscriptions, or for textbooks or encyclopedias.
  • Grants cannot be used for administrative or operational uses.
  • The last day to send the completed 2020 application is September 1, 2020. Applications must be postmarked on or before September 1.
  • Applications postmarked after that date will be evaluated early in the year 2021.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website

Send a copy of the completed application to:
The Lois Lenski Foundation
P. O. Box 255366
Sacramento, CA 95865