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In-Kind Book Donations to USA Schools, Title 1 Educators,
and After-School Programs to Benefit Low-Income Students

Mary Pope Osborne’s Gift of Books

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Mary Pope Osborne

Deadline Date:

04/30/22

Description:

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In-kind book donations to USA schools, Title 1 educators, and after-school programs to benefit low-income students. The purpose of the program is to provide teachers with additional resources to instill a love of learning and reading in their students. Grants will be awarded to the schools with the most creative and meaningful initiatives.

Mary Pope Osborne developed this Gift of Books program in order to get books directly into the hands of children in a way that sparks their interest in reading and learning while simultaneously accomplishing classroom requirements in creative, meaningful and long lasting ways.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164344

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards typically range from $100 to $300.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to qualify for a Gift of Books, your school must meet a few simple requirements:
1. Applicant should be a Title 1 school or writing on behalf of a Title 1 school. If not a Title 1 school, applicant must give cite the percentage of free and reduced lunches at their school, or other qualification for low income status.
2. After-school programs may submit proposals. Please include a description of the program and statement of low-income status.
3. Schools will be eligible to receive books once every two years. Schools may request books for multiple classrooms within the school. Also, more than one teacher per Title 1 school may apply for a grant.
4. Magic Tree House books and Fact Trackers are effective teaching tools for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grade levels as well as Special Education classrooms. Keep in mind, books may be shared among the classrooms within your school.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals will be considered between September 15th, 2021 and April 30th, 2022

Please allow 3-4 weeks for a response from the Classroom Adventures Team.

Winning schools will be notified ​via e-mail ​by a Gift of Books representative with their grant amount and instructions on how to register and obtain their Magic Tree House books through First Book, a non-profit organization providing access to new books for children in need.

Winning teachers are able to select and order their books using their Gift of Books grant funds directly through the partner in distribution, FirstBook.org, at very special low rates.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://www.mthclassroomadventures.org/gift-books/gift-books-proposal-form

Porchworthy Productions
PO Box 51875
Indian Orchard, MA 01151
Attn: MPO Classroom Adventures

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