Budgets & Funding

Calculator and checkbook

The budget is the backbone of library operations, pulling together short-, medium-, and long-range goals, all of which help to fulfill the organization's vision and mission. This section is dedicated to helping you find funding resources and work to secure a stable and sufficient budget, including how to work with local officials and make a clear case for funding needs.

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Innovation in Libraries Micro-grants from the Awesome Foundation

 News / Last Modified: 23 March 2017

The Awesome Foundation is an ever-growing worldwide community devoted to "forwarding the interest of awesome in the universe." Created in 2009, the Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators.

Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries

 Webinar / Last Modified: 01 March 2017

This webinar introduces libraries to a dynamic and freely available data-visualization tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries, which helps identify funding opportunities for libraries at national, state, and local levels.

Foundation Center Launches Visualizing Funding for Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 28 February 2017

Winner of the 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries, Foundation Center launches Visualizing Funding for Libraries, the most comprehensive free database of library funding that has ever existed, containing grants given to U.S. libraries by U.S. foun...