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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 We keep this list up to date, but if you find any incorrect or out of date information, please contact John Bluthardt, Grants Office, Zaner-Bloser, 617-596-2347 or

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American Association of School Librarians
American Library Association: Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
BJ’s Charitable Foundation (CT, DE, FL, GA, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, VA)
Bruce Larkin / Wilbooks: IRA & RR Reading Conference Grants
John Wm. Butler Foundation, Inc: Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Awards
College Board: The Bob Costas Grants for the Teaching of Writing
Dollar General: Dollar General Literacy Grants
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation: Jack Keats Mini-Grants
First Book
HEB (Here Everything’s Better): Excellence in Education Awards (Texas)
ING: Unsung Heroes Program--Rewarding Excellence in America's Schools
International Reading Association: IRA Teacher as Researcher Grant
Kids In Need Foundation – Teacher Grants
Libri Foundation: Books for Children Grants Program
Lowe's Foundation: Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant
NEA - National Endowment for the Arts: Big Read
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: Awards for Teaching Excellence
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: Books Across America Library Books Awards
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: Drop Everything and Read
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: NEA Learning & Leadership Grants
NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: Student Achievement Grants
National Endowment for the Humanities: Grants for Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development
National Endowment for the Humanities / American Library Association: We the People Bookshelf
Nike: Jordan Fundamentals Innovation Grants
Office Depot: the Kids In Need Foundation
Pathways Within: Roads to Reading Initiative for Small and Rural Communities
Publix, CorePlus Federal Credit Union, Fred Meyer, Sav-On Office Supplies: Kids In Need Teacher Grants
Safeway 10% Back to Schools Program (August-September)
Sprint: Sprint Ahead for Education Grant Program
Staples: Staples Foundation for Learning
Starbucks: Starbucks Foundation Grants: Giving Voice
Target: Target Local Stores Grant Program
Target: Target Foundation Grants Program
Target: Target Take Charge of Education
UPS: UPS Foundation Education Grants
Verizon: Verizon Foundation Literacy Grants
Wachovia Foundation: The Wachovia Teachers and Teaching Initiative,,139_414_430_6336,00.html
Wal-Mart Sam's Club Foundation: Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Awards

Here are two great websites to locate other grants:

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