We are excited to announce we are launching a Community Giveback program that directly supports libraries and their communities. We will select one library a month to donate $500 to their Non-profit 501c3 organization such as Friends of the Library, Library Foundation, or other funding entity. These funds are meant to support libraries and their communities and fill gaps in funding to further library goals.
What's the spirit behind this program?
We LOVE libraries. Our team is made up of librarians and library fanatics. We're always looking for ways to give back and create opportunities where we can to support libraries. This is a small token of thanks for all the hard work libraries do in their communities every day.
Who is eligible?
Any of our current library partners are encouraged to apply but funds must be distributed directly to the library's non-profit 501c3 entity.
What are the funds for?
Funds may be used to support:
- Library technology
- Library programming and outreach
- Staff support including professional development, conference sponsorship, and professional memberships
- To further inclusion and diversity in collections, programming, and/or outreach
How do I apply?
Fill out the application available here: https://bywatersolutions.com/community-giveback
Do I need to apply multiple times?
Nope! We will keep rolling applications so you only need to apply once for your library.
How will libraries be selected?
Libraries will be selected based off of completed application and demonstrated need that will make the greatest impact on their library and their communities.
How will I find out if our library was selected?
Libraries will be notified by the 7th of the month each month. Our first winner will be announced in September 2021.
How can I find out more information?
Check out our Community Giveback page available here: https://bywatersolutions.com/community-giveback
If you have more questions, please contact: Outreach@bywatersolutions.com