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Canada Literacy Grants:  58 Literacy & Libraries Grants for Canada.

Literary grants for nonprofits, schools and libraries, early literacy grants, health literacy, financial literacy and literacy grants for teachers.

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Grants to Ontario Registered Charities and Municipalities for Community Benefit Activities

Deadline 04/10/20

Grants of up to $2,500 to Ontario registered charities and municipalities in eligible regions for community benefit activities. Funding is intended for programs, equipment, or resources that align with one of the following areas of focus: early literacy, environment, children and youth in recreation, children and youth at ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180474

Prizes to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Individuals for Social...

Deadline 04/10/20

Prizes to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and individuals and teams to recognize and support projects that have a significant social impact. The awards are intended to support creative approaches from diverse members of the global community, and projects that inspire others to take in...

GrantWatch ID#: 183720

Grants to British Columbia Indigenous Tribes, Communities, Governments, and Organizations fo...

Deadline 04/10/20

Grants of up to $50,000 per year to British Columbia indigenous tribes, communities, governments, and organizations to preserve the native languages. Funding is intended to encourage community partnerships to develop and expand new or existing language archives by documenting the languages of First Nations. Eligible funds ...

GrantWatch ID#: 185482

Grants to Manitoba Publishers to Improve Sales and Viability of Local Publishing Companies

Deadline 04/15/20

Grants to Manitoba publishers for large-scale projects to improve the sales and viability of local publishing companies. Funding is intended to support operational, production, and technical initiatives. Priority will be given to projects that are part of a long-term business plan. Eligible applicants may be either book or...

GrantWatch ID#: 183772
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Grants to Manitoba Book Publishing Companies to Improve Marketing Activities

Deadline 04/15/20

Grants of up to $15,000 to Manitoba book publishing companies to improve marketing activities. Funding is intended to raise the profile of local book publishers and to increase sales of local books. Funding is also intended to support efforts to expand and sustain long-term marketing activities.

GrantWatch ID#: 187898

Grants to Nova Scotia Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Areas for Programs that Benefit Loc...

Deadline 04/24/20

Grants to Nova Scotia nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations for projects that benefit at-risk children, youth, and families. Funding is intended to support projects that prevent crisis and mitigate risk in the home, community, or school; educate citizens and program leaders in wellness, heal...

GrantWatch ID#: 146471

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits for Activities to Benefit Youth and Address Community ...

Deadline 04/24/20

Grants of up to $5,000 to British Columbia nonprofit organizations in an eligible region to benefit youth and individuals with special needs, and to address vital community needs. Focus areas eligible for funding may include: arts and culture, education and literacy, local heritage, immigrants, the environment, and seniors...

GrantWatch ID#: 171067
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Grants to Ontario Registered Charities for Literacy Programs Benefiting Adults, Children, an...

Deadline 05/01/20 LOI Date: 04/24/20

Grants of up to $2,500 to Ontario registered charities for literacy programming that will benefit local residents in eligible regions. Applicants are required to submit a pre-screen application before submitting a full application. Funding is intended for activities that have a significant impact on literacy in Waterloo Re...

GrantWatch ID#: 174391

Grants to Alberta Registered Charities to Support Initiatives That Foster Community Inclusiv...

Deadline 04/27/20

Grants of up to $7,500 to Alberta registered charities to support local initiatives that foster an inclusive sense of belonging in communities in eligible regions. Funding is intended for community-led projects that offer people of different ages and cultures the opportunity to participate, form good relationships with nei...

GrantWatch ID#: 164757
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Grants to British Columbia Charitable Organizations to Meet the Needs of At-Risk Families an...

Deadline 04/30/20

Grants of up to $10,000 to British Columbia charitable organizations serving eligible communities to meet the needs of at-risk families and children. Funding is intended to support innovative programs and projects in areas such as education, homelessness, financial literacy, and food security. Funded activities must benefi...

GrantWatch ID#: 143835

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits to Address Financial Literacy in Underserved Communities

Deadline 04/30/20

Grants of up to $40,000 to Ontario nonprofit organizations to address financial literacy and inclusion in underserved communities. Applicants must submit a letter of inquiry prior to applying. Eligible programs are those that place emphasis on initiatives that offer opportunities for replication and scale into other commun...

GrantWatch ID#: 147607

Grants to Ontario Qualified Donees for Community Projects that Benefit Local Residents

Deadline 04/30/20

Grants to Ontario qualified donees for community projects that benefit residents of eligible regions. Previous grants were awarded in the focus areas of environment and animal welfare; health, wellness, and recreation; children, youth, and families; community well-being; education, literacy, and employment; and arts, cultu...

GrantWatch ID#: 180317
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Grants to Canada Organizations and Professional Associations to Benefit the National Book In...

Deadline 04/30/20

Grants to Canada organizations and professional associations to benefit the book industry throughout the country. Funding is intended to support projects designed to benefit the structure and efficiency of the industry. Eligible projects areas include professional development, technology, internship, and marketing. Funding...

GrantWatch ID#: 181038
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Awards to USA, Canada, and International High School Students for Excellence in Writing Poetr...

Deadline 04/30/20

Awards of $200 to USA, Canada, and International high school students (in grades nine through twelve) who have demonstrated excellence in writing works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The panel will select one winner each in poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction categories. Claudia Ann Seaman award winners are...

GrantWatch ID#: 181066

Grants to Quebec Native Artists for Professional Development Activities

Deadline 04/30/20

Grants of $5,000 to Quebec Native individual artists and artist groups to advance the careers of aspiring artists. Interested applicants are required to contact staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support professional development activities that enhance the recognition, knowledge, and promotion of Inuit and Fir...

GrantWatch ID#: 188349
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Grants to Canada Artists and Organizations for Continuing Education

Deadline 05/01/20

Grants of up to $3,000 to Canada artists and nonprofit organizations for career development and training. Funding is intended to advance knowledge and professional expertise for local writers, artists, and publishers. The purpose of the grant program is for art professionals to develop skills in the areas of production and...

GrantWatch ID#: 163146

Grants to Nova Scotia Nonprofits and Agencies for Capital Projects

Deadline 05/01/20

Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to Nova Scotia nonprofit organizations, government agencies and First Nations for capital projects. Funding is intended to support projects that increase accessibility of public spaces for individuals with disabilities.

GrantWatch ID#: 170673

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits and Schools in Eligible Regions to Benefit Youth in Grad...

Deadline 05/01/20

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to USA and Canada nonprofits and schools in the funding source's service area for programs serving K-12 youth. Focus areas include arts education and academic programming, including tutoring. Funding is intended for initiatives that have a proven track record and benefit more than 500 ...

GrantWatch ID#: 176177
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Grants to USA and Canada Teachers, Librarians, Museums, Theaters, Organizations, and Societi...

Deadline 05/01/20

Grants of up to $750 to USA and Canada teachers, librarians, children's museums and theaters, eligible societies, organizations, and individuals involved with organizations for literary and educational projects. Funding is intended for curriculum development or to design educational experiences related to Sherlock Holmes l...

GrantWatch ID#: 181035
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Grants to Ontario Individuals, Groups, and Organizations for Arts and Culture Activities

Deadline 05/04/20

Grants of up to $1,000 and grants of up to $5,000 to Ontario individuals, groups, and community organizations to develop and strengthen arts and culture in eligible locations. Funding may be used for a range of artistic projects in the following disciplines: performing arts, visual arts, communications media, heritage, fes...

GrantWatch ID#: 148998

Grants to Canada Publishers to Promote Works of Literature by Canadian Authors

Deadline 05/06/20

Grants of up to $30,000 to Canada publishers for projects that promote works by Canadian authors. Applicants must register a minimum of 30 days prior to submitting an application. Grant funds may be used to defray the costs of publishing works of literature and magazines. Eligible applicants are publishers of creative writ...

GrantWatch ID#: 177880

Grants to Saskatchewan Nonprofits for Legal Aid, Reform, Research, Education, and Law Librar...

Deadline 05/15/20

Grants to Saskatchewan nonprofits for projects and programs that address legal issues such as legal education, legal aid, law reform, legal research, and law libraries. Priority will be given to ongoing programs. Short-term projects will also be considered, depending on fiscal and policy considerations. The Foundation enco...

GrantWatch ID#: 178164
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Awards to Canada Authors to Recognize Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Literature

Deadline 05/20/20

Awards to Canada authors to acknowledge outstanding contributions to the field of literature. The purpose of this program is to recognize literary excellence. Nominations are invited for newly published collections of short stories or novels. Books that are eligible for this award should be in the fiction genre.

GrantWatch ID#: 158724

Awards to Canada Authors for Contributions to the Field of Literature

Deadline 05/20/20

Awards to Canada authors to acknowledge exceptional contributions to the field of literature. Nominations are invited for newly published pieces which provide readers with unique and informed perspectives. Books that are eligible for this award should be in the nonfiction genre.

GrantWatch ID#: 181425

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits, Artists, and Collectives for Career Building Activities

Deadline 05/20/20

Grants of up to $5,000, grants of up to $15,000, and grants of up to $20,000 to Ontario nonprofit organizations, artists, collectives, and publishers for career building activities. Funding may be used for training, mentorship, or market research; producing, presenting, and exhibiting work; or participating in an arts mark...

GrantWatch ID#: 184626

Grants to Manitoba Registered Charities to Benefit Local Communities

Deadline 05/30/20

Grants to Manitoba registered charities for projects that address local community needs in eligible locations. Funding is intended for projects that align with the following areas of focus: children, youth, and families; literacy, education, and employment; health, wellness, and recreation; environment and animal welfare; ...

GrantWatch ID#: 163260
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Awards to Quebec Authors to Recognize Literary Excellence

Deadline 06/01/20

Awards of $3,000 to Quebec authors to recognize literary excellence. Prizes will be awarded for works of literature in the following categories: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and first book. Awards are intended to generate publicity for the authors, specifically to encourage emerging writers and generate additional book sa...

GrantWatch ID#: 155526
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Grants to British Columbia Individuals, Groups, and Arts and Culture Nonprofits To Benefit t...

Deadline 06/01/20

Grants of up to $2,000 and grants of up to $5,000 to British Columbia individuals, groups, and nonprofit arts and culture organizations in eligible regions to benefit the local community. Funding is intended for organizations that serve local residents and for arts and culture events that showcase local artists. Proposals ...

GrantWatch ID#: 167530
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Award to a Quebec Author for an Outstanding Work of Children's Literature

Deadline 06/01/20

Award of $3,000 to a Quebec author to acknowledge an outstanding work of children's literature. Eligible genres include poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Submissions must be picture books or books for beginning readers. The award is intended to acknowledge the fine work being done by Quebec’s aspiring, emerging, and esta...

GrantWatch ID#: 170332
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Grants to Alberta Nonprofits, Churches, Libraries, and IHEs for Capacity Building, Leadershi...

Deadline 06/01/20

Grants of up to $25,000 to Alberta nonprofit organizations, churches, libraries, and IHEs for programs to build organizational capacity, develop leadership skills, and form new partnerships. New applicants must contact the funding source to register for the online grants system prior to applying. Funding is intended to pro...

GrantWatch ID#: 172042

Residencies to USA, Canada, and International Individuals in the Journalism, Nonfiction, and...

Deadline 06/01/20

Residencies in Upstate New York to USA, Canada, and International professional documentarians, journalists, and nonfiction writers. The funding source is particularly interested in supporting the most critical, current issues, including, but not limited to: democracy and governance; education; environment and climate chang...

GrantWatch ID#: 172527
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Grants to Manitoba Registered Charities for Programs to Promote Literacy

Deadline 06/01/20

Grants of up to $4,000 to Manitoba registered charities for programs that promote literacy. First-time applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. Eligible activities will be held in libraries and community centers throughout the province. Family literacy programs include children and parents/caregivers ...

GrantWatch ID#: 179698
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Award to a Quebec Playwright to Recognize an Outstanding Contribution to Dramatic Literature

Deadline 06/01/20

Award of $3,000 to a Quebec playwright to recognize an outstanding contribution to dramatic literature. This award is intended for plays that have been produced professionally by a national or independent theater company. The award is meant to acknowledge the fine work being done by Quebec’s aspiring, emerging, and estab...

GrantWatch ID#: 188824
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Opportunity to USA and Canada Students to Participate in a Social-Impact Challenge

Deadline 06/02/20

Opportunity to USA and Canada individual students or groups of students to participate in a social-impact challenge with prizes totaling $10,000. Program participants will create projects that show that art has the ability to build strong, connected, and empathetic communities. The competition is open to students, ages 13-...

GrantWatch ID#: 186087

Grants to Ontario Writers to Support the Creation of New Works and Finish Works in Progress

Deadline 06/15/20

Grants to Ontario writers in eligible locations to support the creation of new works and finish works in progress. Consideration will be given to applications from both emerging and established writers of different types of writing. Eligible applicants must be current residents of the City of Toronto.

GrantWatch ID#: 167062

Grants to Canada Publishers and Arts Groups, Collectives, and Organizations to Translate Loca...

Deadline 06/17/20

Grants to Canada publishers and arts groups, collectives, and organizations to translate local works. Applicants are required to create an account in the online grants portal several weeks prior to applying. Funding is intended for the translation of theater and literary works into English, French, or Aboriginal (First Nat...

GrantWatch ID#: 177884
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Fellowships for USA, Canada, and International Scholars for Research Projects

Deadline 07/15/20

Fellowships for USA, Canada, and International scholars with an advanced degree to conduct research. Fellowships are intended for researchers with an interest in social science and humanities projects. The Funding Source has a special interest in those projects that demonstrate relevance to contemporary challenges. Interdi...

GrantWatch ID#: 139604
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Individuals and Organizations for Projects Focusing ...

Deadline 08/01/20

Grants to USA, Canada, and International individuals, organizations, museums, and historical societies for programs, projects, and activities that promote increased understanding and awareness of Jewish history in the Southern United States. There are three different grant funding opportunities available: 1) The Pro...

GrantWatch ID#: 181497
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Grants to Ontario Nonprofits and Collectives for Literature- Related Projects and Programs in...

Deadline 08/04/20

Grants of up to $8,000 to Ontario nonprofit organizations and collectives for one-time and short-term literature-related projects and activities in eligible regions. Funding is intended to support the production and presentation of literature-related projects as well as activities that contribute to the development of the ...

GrantWatch ID#: 169343

Grants to Alberta Nonprofits for Law-Related Activities to Benefit the Community

Deadline 09/08/20 LOI Date: 08/30/20

Grants to Alberta nonprofit organizations for activities to enhance the legal arena. Applicants must contact the funding source and prepare a draft application prior to submitting the full application. Funding is intended to promote the objects of the funding source, including research in support of legal reform, establish...

GrantWatch ID#: 177507
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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools for STEM Educatio...

Deadline 08/31/20

Grants averaging $25,000 and grants starting at $25,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and libraries for K-12 general and STEM education programs in eligible regions. Applicants must contact the funding source to obtain an invitation code to apply.

GrantWatch ID#: 178171
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Grants to Alberta Artists, Arts Administrators, and Ensembles for Literary Arts Projects

Deadline 09/01/20

Grants of up to $15,000 to Alberta individual artists, artists ensembles, and arts administrators for literary arts activities. First-time applicants must request an online registration at least five business days prior to the deadline. Applicants may request funding for activities such as marketing, research, art producti...

GrantWatch ID#: 180306
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Award to a Canada K-12 Teacher to Recognize Excellence in Geography Education

Deadline 09/15/20

Award to a Canada K-12 teacher to recognize outstanding contributions to the quality of geographic education. Nominations are invited on behalf of educators who go above and beyond their job description to promote geographic literacy among their students.

GrantWatch ID#: 160802
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Grants to Canada Nonprofits to Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Communities

Deadline 09/30/20

Grants of $2,500 CAD to Canada nonprofit organizations in eligible territories for programs that improve the lives of residents in rural communities. Organizations must be nominated by local farmers, who may consider recommendations made by local community members. Winners may include educational organizations, 4-H clubs, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 179771
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Grants to Saskatchewan Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and Health Regions for Projects that B...

Deadline 10/01/20

Grants of up to $5,000, grants of up to $25,000, and grants of up to $50,000 to Saskatchewan nonprofit organizations, municipalities, schools, school boards, and health regions for projects that benefit local communities. Applicants are advised that registration approval may take several days. Funding is intended for one o...

GrantWatch ID#: 174511
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Grants to New Brunswick Nonprofits, Agencies, and First Nations for Literary Arts Activities

Deadline 10/01/20

Grants of up to $20,000 to New Brunswick nonprofit organizations, municipalities, provincial cultural organizations, and First Nations for activities in the literary arts. Funding may be requested for large-scale initiatives, activities, and projects that promote awareness and broad-based knowledge of the literary arts in ...

GrantWatch ID#: 175668
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Grants to Washington and British Columbia Nonprofits, Libraries, and Schools for Environment...

Deadline 10/02/20

Grants of up to $15,000 to Washington and British Columbia nonprofit organizations, libraries, and schools in eligible regions for conservation projects. Consideration will be given to applications for environmental education projects or restoration projects including an educational research component. Activities must bene...

GrantWatch ID#: 178867
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Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for Youth Education and Career Readi...

Deadline 10/15/20

Grants of up to to $50,000 to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario nonprofit organizations for programs to benefit vulnerable youth in eligible regions. Funding is intended for programs to support educational engagement and career readiness and pave the way to stable, successful ...

GrantWatch ID#: 176244

Award to a USA, Canada, or Mexico Librarian to Recognize Outstanding Dedication to the Profe...

Deadline 10/21/20

Award to a USA, Canada, or Mexico professional librarian to recognize outstanding accomplishments and dedication to the profession. The award program acknowledges a librarian whose service embodies the highest standards and desired outcomes of librarianship, including the following:

GrantWatch ID#: 174734
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Grants to USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, and International Nonprofits and Public Agencies for Scie...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants starting at $10,000 to USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, public schools, public libraries, and colleges and universities. The funding source makes grants in two primary areas: (1) to advance science education, and (2) to invest in strengthening communities w...

GrantWatch ID#: 159494