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Call for Applications: Kimberley Foundation Library Support Grant for Small Communities

January 6, 2021

The Kimberley Foundation is inviting libraries serving small communities in Canada to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to support acquisitions, programming, and outreach activities.

Who Can Apply?

Any small Canadian community library serving a population of 10,000 or less that is registered as a “Qualified Donee” under the Canada Revenue Agency is eligible to apply.

What is Eligible?

Grant requests (typically of no greater than $10,000) will be considered for one or more of the following:

  • library acquisitions including physical collections, on-line or digital resources;
  • public literary events, literacy initiatives, book clubs, etc.;
  • workshops, presentations, guest speakers, etc.
  • programming (general or that targeted to groups such as seniors, teens, children, new community members, etc.);
  • outreach initiatives to enable the library to further its impact in and beyond the community;
  • other specific initiatives may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application Deadlines

February 15, 2021

Additional Information

About the Pat Morris Communities Matter Initiative

Established in 2003 by Dr. Hugh Morris in recognition of his late wife Pat, “the Kimberley Foundation actively works to stimulate self-directed learning and curiosity, to support initiatives to strengthen local communities, and to support activities and pursuits that inspire, impact, and facilitate positive, environmentally responsible change in the world.”

The Pat Morris Communities Matter Initiative celebrates Pat Morris’ love of ideas and learning. Her commitment to service and community creation inspired the focus of the initiative toward supporting the the life-force of small communities: libraries.

(Via Kimberly Foundation)

One reply on “Call for Applications: Kimberley Foundation Library Support Grant for Small Communities”

  • What a wonderful foundation. Libraries are such an important part of a community; literacy and learning go together.

    This is the first time I am applying for the grant and it could not be coming at a better time. Unfortunately, I was not aware of the grant for the COVID-19 assistance.

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