June 1, 2023
Lois Lenski, children’s book author and 1946 Newbery medalist for Strawberry Girl, had a lifelong concern that all children have access to good books. Toward that end, the Lois Lenski Covey Foundation grants support bookmobile programs that serve children from disadvantaged populations.
The foundation awards grants to organizations operating a lending bookmobile that travels into neighborhoods populated by underserved youth. The grants are for purchasing books published for young people, preschool through grade 8. Bookmobiles operated by charitable [501(c)(3)] and other nontaxable agencies, including public libraries or schools, are eligible.
The grants range from $500 to $3,000 and are specifically for book purchases by organizations that serve economically or socially at-risk children, have limited book budgets, and demonstrate real need. They cannot be used for administrative or operational purposes.
Deadline: Applications are due by September 1, 2023.