The National Home Library Foundation makes grants to fund books for libraries, schools and literacy programs serving children, teens or adults in need of reading and learning resources.
Over its 80 year history, the NHLF has awarded more than $3.1M in grants.More than $250,000 has been granted to the Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland region since 2005.
The Trustees meet in the Spring and Fall to consider grant applications and are particularly concerned with:
-The value of the project to the overall organization requesting support and/or to the community.
-Stability and financial ability of the organization, staff resources and competence to meet the project’s objective.
-Future ability to maintain the project and its impact, including community support.
Grants range from $500 to around $5000, with the average grant around $2000.
Literacy lifts us all.
With that belief, the foundation supports literacy and reading programs for all ages.
Low-income affects access to literacy across the educational landscape and for generations.
The Board of Trustees is committed to making small grants that make a big impact on local community programs working directly with populations in dire need of books and other literacy and communications resources.