FINRA Investor Education Foundation Library Grant – $5,000 to $100,000
Annual deadline is in June. Application by invitation only. Contact sponsors to apply. Smartinvesting@your library is a financial literacy program designed to empower library patrons to make smart financial decisions, both for long-term investing and day-to-day money matters. The program is especially concerned with helping those who might otherwise have limited access to important information relevant to their financial well-being.
Current Funding Opportunities:
The FINRA Investor Education Foundation, in collaboration with the American Library Association, created Smart investing @ your library to help build the capacity of public libraries to provide effective, unbiased financial and investor education.
- The program is especially concerned with helping those who might otherwise have limited access to important information relevant to their financial well-being. Applicants are strongly encouraged to engage partners, particularly to help reach marketing and outreach goals.
- Available to U.S. public libraries, nonprofit networks or consortia serving public libraries, public library systems, and state libraries. Applicants need to be a 501(c)(3) organization. However, if the library itself is not a 501(c)(3) organization, it may apply through a 501(c)(3) subsidiary, such as a foundation or friends of the library organization.
- Grants range in size from $5,000 to $100,000
- An invitation to submit a grant application will be sent to selected organizations. For information about receiving an invitation, please contact Margaret Monsour of the American Library Association (800-545-2433 x4396).
- Deadline to apply for the 2012 year was June 16, 2011. The deadline for the 2013 year has yet to be announced.
- Newton Free Library (Newton, MA) recieved an expansion grant for their English as Second Language (ESL) program which features tutors, conversation groups and guest speakers regarding issues of financial literacy. Grant amount: $81,811
- The Apache Junction Public Library (Apache Junction, AZ) will partner with the University of Arizona to offer financial literacy classes at the library and other community locations. Grant amount: $70,200