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PENNSYLVANIA

CONTENTS
State & Federal Grants
Regional Foundations
Grant Information Centers

STATE & FEDERAL GRANTS
Several organizations distribute federal funds to U.S. libraries, including NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) and NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities), but IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) is the largest. IMLS runs a grant program known as LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), which supports the delivery of library services in the United States. LSTA distributes funds to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAA), also known as "state libraries," who then use the funds to support a range of libraries in their state.

STATE LIBRARY AGENCY
Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries
607 South Drive
Forum Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0600
717-214-4047
Grants portion of the web site

Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries provides financial assistance to strengthen library services in the Commonwealth. These funding programs include the State Aid to Public Libraries Program, LSTA Grant Program, and the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Act Library Facilities Grant Program.

State Aid to Public Libraries
Public libraries that meet eligibility requirements can obtain state aid to support their general operating budgets and to leverage local financial support, particularly local government funding.

LSTA
Academic, school, public, and special libraries that meet eligibility requirements can apply through a competitive grant process for federal Library Services and Technology Act funds to support a special project.

Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Library
Municipalities can apply on behalf of eligible public libraries for these funds to construct new library buildings, renovate or rehabilitate existing facilities, and make buildings accessible for persons with disabilities.

LSTA AT-A-GLANCE

LSTA Guidelines & Applications
LSTA Five-Year (2008-2012) Plan for Pennsylvania
LSTA Five-Year (2003-2007) Evaluation Report for Pennsylvania
Use of State Funds in Pennsylvania

Allotment of LSTA State Funds for FY 2011: $5,633,066


REGIONAL FOUNDATIONS
These foundations have a history of supporting libraries or they provide grants for library and/or education-related initiatives in this state. Help us keep the list current by sending information on more foundations that librarians in this state should be aware of to grants@salempress.com.

E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
Focus: museums which are public charities and have a permanent collection for the purchase, restoration and conservation of Asian art and relating to education in Asian art
Grant Guidelines

Claneil Foundation
Focus: cutting-edge approaches that are timely, demonstrate potential for significant impact and can serve as a model for others in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties
Grant Guidelines

Connelly Foundation
Focus: costs associated with programs, direct services, general operations and capital projects related to education
Grant Guidelines

Dominion Foundation
Focus: K-12 educational partnerships; partnerships in post-secondary education [covers the states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina and West Virginia]
Grant Guidelines

Eastman Chemical Company Foundation
Focus: educational programming; civic and community engagement [also available in Texas and Tennessee]
Grant Guidelines

Eden Hall Foundation
Focus: Educational programs dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of useful knowledge. Support of schools is generally confined to four-year privately funded and controlled colleges, universities and other educational institutions
Grant Guidelines

Heinz Endowments
Focus: Pittsburg public schools
Grant Guidelines

Lenfest Foundation
Focus: programs in the areas of education and arts
Grant Guidelines

McCune Foundation
Focus: a range of community-related initiatives, including those in education, in Western Pennsylvania, mainly the Pittsburgh area
Grant Guidelines

McLean Contributionship
Focus: educational and scientific purposes in Delaware Valley
Grant Guidelines

Philadelphia Foundation
Focus: a broad range of community initiatives in in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties
Grant Guidelines

Pittsburgh Foundation
Focus: civic engagement; research and dissemination of findings to impact policy
Grant Guidelines

Richard King Mellon Foundation
Focus: education and educational programming in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Grant Guidelines

William Penn Foundation
Focus: innovative educational projects; school readiness; youth development; and public education in the Greater Philadelphia region
Grant Guidelines

GRANT INFORMATION CENTERS IN PENNSYLVANIA
Located nationwide in public libraries, universities, community foundations, or nonprofit organizations, grant information centers, also known as Cooperating Collections, provide visitors with free access to Foundation Centerís electronic and print resources on grants and fundraising. Click to read more about Cooperating Collections. View a listing of titles available in Foundation Centerís 2011 Core Collection. Find a Cooperating Collection near you here.

Aliquippa
Beaver County Library System
109 Pleasant Dr., Ste. 101
724-728-3737

Allentown
Allentown Public Library
1210 Hamilton St.
610-820-2400

Bethlehem
Northampton Community College
Paul and Harriett Mack Library
3835 Green Pond Rd.
610-861-5360

Blue Bell
Montgomery County Community College
The Brendlinger Library
340 Dekalb Pike
215-641-6596

Bristol
Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library
680 Radcliffe St.
215-788-7891

East Stroudsburg
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Kemp Library
200 Prospect Ave.
570-422-3594

Erie
Erie County Public Library
160 E. Front St.
814-451-6927

Franklin
Franklin Public Library
421 12th St.
814-432-5062

Harrisburg
Dauphin County Library System
East Shore Area Library
4501 Ethel St.
717-652-9380

Hazleton
Hazleton Area Public Library
55 N. Church St.
570-454-2961

Lancaster
Lancaster Public Library
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125 N. Duke St.
717-394-2651

Philadelphia
Free Library of Philadelphia
Regional Foundation Center
1901 Vine St., 2nd Fl.
215-686-5423

The Johnson-Ugo Foundation Library
United Methodist Neighborhood Services
804 North Broad St.
215-236-1003

Phoenixville
Phoenixville Public Library
183 2nd Ave.
610-933-3013

Pittsburgh
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
4400 Forbes Ave.
412-622-3158

Pittston
Nonprofit and Community Assistance Center
1151 Oak St.
570-655-5581

Reading
Reading Public Library
100 S. 5th St.
610-655-6355

Scranton
Albright Memorial Library
500 Vine St.
570-348-3000

Sharon
Community Library of the Shenango Valley
11 N. Sharpsville Ave.
724-981-4360

Washington
Citizens Library
55 S. College St.
724-222-2400

Williamsport
James V. Brown Library
19 E. 4th St.
570-326-0536

York
Martin Library
159 E. Market St.
717-846-5300


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