Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A new grant resource just for library grants

The Foundation Center has just released a new website all about grants for libraries! What types of libraries are receiving the most grant funding in your area? What types of library grants are being funded? Explore & compare the data!

The site is Visualizing Funding for Libraries. From the website: “Libraries of all types are typically overly-reliant on one key source of funding. The Visualizing Funding for Libraries data tool can help public, academic, and school libraries, as well as special collections, archives, and digital libraries, identify funding opportunities to support innovative projects and solutions for their communities.”

Click on the Data Tool at the top right of the website and see what funding South Dakota libraries have received over the past few years. Check out library funding in other states to see if projects that have been funded somewhere else could be something that your library could do. Make connections by calling those libraries for additional information.

WebJunction hosted a webinar on the Visualizing Funding for Libraries website with trainers from the Foundation Center. Check out the slides and Learner Guide at http://www.webjunction.org