Your 70 1/2+ year old patrons have until Dec 31st to donate up to $100,000 tax free
Hall, Holly. “Year End Scramble Made More Intense by IRA Break,” Philanthropy Today Philanthropy.com December 28, 2010.
ARTICLES/BOOKS TO READ
Discover the tools used by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and learn where you may need to make your organization (or grant application) stronger:
Culick, Liza, “Due Diligence Tool for Use in Pre-Grant Assessment,” GeoFunders, 2004. http://www.geofunders.org/publications.aspx (September 30, 2009)
Wilhelm, Ian, “Gates Allocates $400-Million for Charity Loans And Other Investments,” The Chronicle of Philanthropy, September 30, 2009. http://philanthropy.com/news/updates/index.php?id=9688
Chronicle of Philanthropy Transcript on “Helping Nonprofit Groups Make Smart Financial Decisions,” Tuesday, September 29 (http://philanthropy.com/live/2009/09/financial_decisions/)
Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)
This Department of Economic and Community Development (DCED) program provides tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization. Educational organizations need to register.
FUNDING: Tax credits equal to 75% of its contribution up to a maximum of $300,000 per taxable year; Can be increased to 90% of the contribution, if business agrees to provide same amount for two consecutive tax years;
MORE INFO: http://www.newpa.com/find-and-apply-for-funding/funding-and-program-finder/funding-detail/index.aspx?progId=62
Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)
Another DCED program which provides tax credits to encourage businesses to invest in projects which improve distressed areas.
DEADLINES: July1 and October 1
FUNDING: Tax credits equal 55 percent of project.
MORE INFO: http://www.newpa.com/find-and-apply-for-funding/funding-and-program-finder/funding-detail/index.aspx?progId=82
October 8th Fundraising Practices: Track it Right! Report it Right
Sponsored by Hershey for the non-profit administrator or board member, this workshop will be held at the Beard Mill Co in York. It includes accounting for fundraising, monitoring fundraising personnel, donor practices and policies
COST: $35 PANO member $50 non-member
Nov 19th The Art of Grant Writing and Fundraising
This ONLINE workshop is part of a three event series offered by Alliance Library System and Learning Times
COST: $69/individual $99/group on one computer
MORE INFO: http://www.fundraisingconference.org/
GRANTS and CONTESTS
Do you have a Chili’s Grill and Bar, Macaroni Grill, Maggiano’s or On the Border in your neighborhood? Consider submitting a proposal to Brinker for a donation:
MORE INFO: http://www.brinker.com/company/givingback.asp#gui
Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation for summer reading programs and early-childhood education and literacy programs.
AMOUNT: up to $10,000
DEADLINE: January 31
MORE INFO: http://www.buildabear.com/aboutus/community/bearhugs.aspx
FINRA Investor Education Foundation
Areas of interest include expanding the body of knowledge and or providing practical materials that will have a positive impact on investor education or protection and projects that encourage women/minorities to take control of their financial future
AMOUNT: no set limits
DEADLINE: any time of the year; however, forms received by Nov 5 will be entered into the process for a June 2010 funding decision.
MORE INFO: http://www.finrafoundation.org/grants/general/guidelines/index.htm#funding
Various grants/deadlines for libraries and museums.
MORE INFO: http://www.imls.gov/applicants/applicants.shtm
Letters About Literature 2009-2010
(LAL) is a national reading and writing program that asks students in Grades 4 through 12 to write letters to authors; also offers free teaching materials: www.lettersaboutliterature.org;
AMOUNT: Winners in each category get a cash prize plus a $50 gift certificate from Target and LAL gives $10,000 reading promotion grants to the school or community library of each of the six national award winners. In addition, twelve national runners-up receive a $100 Target Gift card and a $1000 grant for the library of their choice.
DEADLINE: December 12, 2009
MORE INFO: Guidelines and entry coupon: http://www.pabook.libraries.psu.edu/activities/LAL
Library Journal’s Annual Best Small Library in America Award
(sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
DEADLINE: November 2
MORE INFO: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA606273.html
Donates new books to rural public libraries
DEADLINE: monitor site below for January deadline
MORE INFO: http://www.librifoundation.org/apps.html
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Provides grants for Basic Processing (For projects that process and reveal “hidden” collections that researchers otherwise cannot easily discover), Preservation Planning, Collections Development, Establishing Archives.
DEADLINE: October 6, 2009
AMOUNT: up to $200,000 (up to 50% of project)
MORE INFO: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/basic.html
Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant
to a single U.S. library for the best public awareness campaign during National Library
DEADLINE: deadline has been extended to: November 6, 2009
MORE INFO: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/pio/natlibraryweek/nlwgrant.cfm
William Penn Foundation
Foundation funds projects to promote the full development of children and youths to become capable adults and productive citizens. Proposals may concern any of the following issues: healthy birth outcomes and early childhood health, high-quality child care and early education, strong families and safe homes, youth development, or strategies that strengthen public education and the transition to work or higher education. More information is available on the foundation’s Web site.
AMOUNT: if requesting amount larger than $82,500 you will need to follow deadlines of:
Letters of Inquiry – October 14, 2009, Invited Proposals – November 11, 2009, Action at February 26, 2010 board meeting; Letters of Inquiry – February 24, 2010, Invited Proposals – March 24, 2010, Action at June 25, 2010 board meeting, Letters of Inquiry – July 14, 2010, Invited Proposals – August 11, 2010, Action at November 19, 2010 board meeting
WHO MAY APPLY: nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia and in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. In some instances, government agencies may be eligible if no nonprofit organization can conduct the equivalent activity.
MORE INFO: http://www.williampennfoundation.org/info-url3564/info-url.htm
Community Funding Resources from the Community Development Program in USDA as of September 30, 2009:
“Staffing Grant Seeking:” http://www.ezec.gov/Fundseekers%20Guide%20to%20the%20Galaxy/StaffingGranSeeking1-louiseDix.doc
“Financial Management for Non-profits (Tech note) http://www.ezec.gov/Fundseekers%20Guide%20to%20the%20Galaxy/Technote22%20Financial%20Management%20for%20Non-Profits.pdf
“Key Federal Funding Programs for Rural Areas Listed by Department:” http://www.ezec.gov/Fundseekers%20Guide%20to%20the%20Galaxy/Federal%20Funding%20List.htm
“Applicant Eligibility Index:” (interesting but not only for libraries…..)