The following grants may help supplement literacy activities in your program. This spreadsheet includes notes regarding funding priorities. Listing will be updated regularly.


Organization
Grant Program
Web Link
BNSF Railway Foundation
BNSF Foundation Grants
http://www.bnsffoundation.org/programs/
Ways to Help
Ways to Help Grants
http://waystohelp.org/grants.php
Costco Charitable Giving
Warehouse Donations, Office Donations, and Grants
http://www.costco.com/charitable-giving.html
Target Grants
Field Trip, Early Childhood Reading, Arts, and Target Foundation Grants
https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants
Classics for Kids
Stringed Instrument Grants
http://www.classicsforkids.org/grants.html
Verizon Foundation
Verizon Foundation
http://www.verizonfoundation.org/grants/guidelines/#Overview
Wellmark Foundation
Healthy Communities Small Grant Program
http://www.wellmark.com/foundation/apply/HealthyCommRFP_2014.pdf
Principal Foundation
Community Grants Program
http://www.principal.com/corporate-social-responsibility/giving/application-instructions.pdf
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Summer Reading
http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/grant_programs.aspx#summer_reading
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Youth Literacy
http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/grant_programs.aspx#ylg
Greater Des Moines Community Foundation
Capacity Building Grants
http://www.desmoinesfoundation.org/capacity-building-grant-guidelines-and-instructions.aspx
Ronald McDonald House Charities
RMHC Global Grant
http://www.rmhc.org/grants
Variety Club
Variety Club Funding Grant
http://www.varietyiowa.com/application.php
Build a Bear
Literacy and Education Grants
http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/contents/content.jsp?catId=400002&id=700010
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Grants
https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/io_guidelines
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble Charitable Donations
http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/sponsorship/sponsorship_local/donations_local.html
Iowa Farm Bureau
Teacher Supplement Grant Program
http://www.iowafarmbureau.com/public/109/in-your-community/youth--education
Polk County
Community Betterment
http://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/supervisors/public-information/programs-and-initiatives/
Verizon Foundation
Grants
http://www.verizonfoundation.org/grants/
Lowe's
Grant Program
http://responsibility.lowes.com/community-relations/lowes-grant-programs/?pageType=cr
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
Minigrant Program
http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/minigrant-program/
Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries
School Library Program
http://www.laurabushfoundation.com/
Captain Planet Foundation
Small Grant
http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/
Union Pacific Foundation
Community-Based Grant Program
http://www.up.com/aboutup/community/foundation/grants/index.htm
Mockingbird Foundation
Grants
http://mbird.org/funding/guidelines/
Best Buy
Technology Inspired Le@ding Store Donation Grants

First Book
Book Donations
http://www.firstbook.org/
Kids Need to Read
Book Donations
http://community.kidsneedtoread.org/?page_id=1916
Library of Congress
Surplus Books
http://www.loc.gov/acq/surplus.html
Lisa Libraries
Book Donations
http://www.lisalibraries.org/need.php
Literacy Empowerment Foundation
Reading Resource Project
http://www.lefbooks.org/reading_resource_project/
Roads to Reading
Reading Resource Project
http://www.pwirtr.org/booksforkids.html
Iowa Arts Council
Project Grant
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/assets/ArtistProjectGrantGuidelinesFY15.pdf
Iowa Arts Council
Job Creation Grant
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/assets/JobCreationGrantGuidelinesFY15.pdf
Iowa Arts Council
Operating Support Grant
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/overview.shtml
Iowa Arts Council
Endowment Support Grant
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/overview.shtml
Iowa Arts Council
Big Yellow School Bus Grant
http://www.iowaartscouncil.org/funding/assets/BigYellowSchoolBus_Guidelines0301.pdf