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You probably know that we partner with major non-profit groups like Room to Read and Books for Africa. But we also fund community-focused projects that have an impact at the local level.
Got a “Game Changing” idea that advances literacy in your community? Well, if you want to make it happen, we want to make it possible.
Our LEAP Grants (Literacy and Education in Action Program), inspired by the California State Library’s “Pitch an Idea” program, is intended to compile a wide range of local projects and fund the ones that have the biggest bang for the buck.
Speaking of which, here are the details: $40,000 in funding is available, and the grant amount
per project is $10,000. There will be four winners — two voted on by our community of customers and fans, and two chosen by Better World Books.
If you’re passionate about literacy around your part of town, fill out the application form and submit it according to the instructions below by April 4th at 4pm ET.
During the Selection Period, applicants may be contacted by Better World Books for interviews or to provide additional project details as part of the evaluation process. If your project goes on to become one of the finalists, we will also contact you for photos and videos of the literacy project that we can post as part of the public voting phase.
As you develop your Game Changing Ideas, keep the following in mind:
Applications now closed.Thanks to all of you who applied!
Applications OpenClick on the button above to fill out an online application form.
Applications DueAll applications are due by this date at 4pm ET. Submission instructions are included in the application form.
Better World Books Selection PeriodThe Better World Books Selection Committee will review all applications and contact finalists for interviews and/or additional project details when needed.
Voter Selection PeriodWe’ll tell our loyal fans and customers about the project and let them vote for which idea they find the most compelling. Voting will be advertised on our website, in our emails, and other channels.
Final Selection and Winner AnnouncementsFunding will be dispersed in July 2014.
Click here to see previous LEAP Grant winners
Are you with a library? Apply for the LEAP for Libraries Grant
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