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The grant sources listed below are ideal for educators who need to raise just a few hundred or few thousand dollars to outfit their classrooms with reading/language arts books and curriculum resources. If you need help figuring out which Zaner-Bloser product can fit the budget or funding level of the grant, contact your local Zaner-Bloser Education Consultant (1-800-248-2568). If a link does not work, try “googling” the name of the grant. We keep this list up to date, but if you find any incorrect or out of date information, please contact John Bluthardt, Grants Office, Zaner-Bloser, 617-596-2347 or John.Bluthardt@zaner-bloser.com.

Grant Source / Website

American Association of School Librarians
http://www.goeshow.com/aasl/awards/2010/index.cfm
American Library Association: Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award
http://www.ala.org/ala/ppo/awardsgrants/awards/jaffarianapply.cfm
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
http://www.barbarabushfoundation.com/site/c.jhLSK2PALmF/b.4425435/k.544A...
BJ’s Charitable Foundation (CT, DE, FL, GA, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, VA)
http://www.bjs.com/about/community/charity.shtml
Bruce Larkin / Wilbooks: IRA & RR Reading Conference Grants
http://www.wilbooks.com/scholarships/travelgrant.php
John Wm. Butler Foundation, Inc: Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards
http://www.turnaround.org/cmaextras/ButlerCooleyEntryPackage2007.doc
College Board: The Bob Costas Grants for the Teaching of Writing
http://www.collegeboard.com/counselors/teachers/costas_grants.html
Dollar General: Dollar General Literacy Grants
http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/grant_programs.aspx
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation: Jack Keats Mini-Grants
http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/programs/
First Book
http://register.firstbook.org/
HEB (Here Everything’s Better): Excellence in Education Awards (Texas)
http://www.heb.com/education
ING: Unsung Heroes Program--Rewarding Excellence in America's Schools
http://www.ing-usa.com/us/stellent2/groups/dc/documents/companylobinform...
International Reading Association: IRA Teacher as Researcher Grant
http://www.reading.org/downloads/awards/
Kids In Need Foundation – Teacher Grants
http://www.kinf.org/grants/
Libri Foundation: Books for Children Grants Program
www.librifoundation.org
Lowe's Foundation: Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant
http://www.toolboxforeducation.com
NEA - National Endowment for the Arts: Big Read
http://www.neabigread.org/guidelines.php
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: Awards for Teaching Excellence
www.neafoundation.org
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: Books Across America Library Books Awards
http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/BAAawards2008.htm
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: Drop Everything and Read
www.neafoundation.org
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: NEA Learning & Leadership Grants
http://www.neafoundation.org/programs/Learning&Leadership_Guidelines.htm
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: Student Achievement Grants
www.neafoundation.org
National Endowment for the Humanities: Grants for Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=10506&mode=VIEW
National Endowment for the Humanities / American Library Association: We the People Bookshelf
http://www.ala.org
Nike: Jordan Fundamentals Innovation Grants
http://www.nike.com/jumpman23/features/fundamentals/how.html
Office Depot: the Kids In Need Foundation
http://www.kidsinneed.net/grants/guidelines.php
Pathways Within: Roads to Reading Initiative for Small and Rural Communities
http://pwirtr.org/biannual.html
Publix, CorePlus Federal Credit Union, Fred Meyer, Sav-On Office Supplies: Kids In Need Teacher Grants
http://www.kidsinneed.net/grants/guidelines.php
Safeway 10% Back to Schools Program (August-September)
http://www.safeway.com/IFL/Grocery/CSR-Education
Sprint: Sprint Ahead for Education Grant Program
http://www.sprint.com/citizenship/education/sprintahead
Staples: Staples Foundation for Learning
http://www.staplesfoundation.org/foundapplication.html
Starbucks: Starbucks Foundation Grants: Giving Voice
http://www.starbucks.com/aboutus/grantinfo.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1
Target: Target Local Stores Grant Program
http://sites.target.com/site/en/corporate/page.jsp?contentId=PRD03-001818
Target: Target Foundation Grants Program
http://sites.target.com/site/en/corporate/page.jsp?contentId=PRD03-001819
Target: Target Take Charge of Education
http://sites.target.com/site/en/corporate/page.jsp?contentId=PRD03-001813
UPS: UPS Foundation Education Grants
http://www.community.ups.com/philanthropy/grant.html
Verizon: Verizon Foundation Literacy Grants
http://foundation.verizon.com/04008.shtml
Wachovia Foundation: The Wachovia Teachers and Teaching Initiative
http://www.wachovia.com/inside/page/0,,139_414_430_6336,00.html
Wal-Mart Sam's Club Foundation: Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Awards
http://www.walmartfoundation.org/wmstore/goodworks

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