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Grants Update

Support for Media Reform Efforts
Funding Exchange: Media Justice Fund

The Funding Exchange is a network of 16 public foundations that support grassroots organizations working for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice throughout the United States. The Media Justice Fund of the Funding Exchange works with activist organizations in marginalized communities to support their efforts and develop the American people’s ability to understand the ways they can effect change in the media they consume. Applications for the Fund’s Capacity Building and Community Media Collaboration grants must be postmarked by July 25, 2008. Immediate Response grant requests may be submitted at any time. Details on all of the Media Justice Fund grant programs are available on the Funding Exchange website.

NEFA Supports Native Arts Programs
New England Foundation for the Arts is accepting applications for the Native Arts @ NEFA grant program.

Drucker Award Recognizes Innovative Nonprofits
The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University has issued a call for applications for the 2008 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.

ALA, AASL, and Dollar General Offer More than Words
Dollar General teams with the American Library Association, the American Association of School Librarians, and the National Education Association to sponsor Beyond Words, the Dollar General School Library Relief Fund.

National Endowment for the Humanities: Humanities Collections and Resources
This program supports projects that preserve and create intellectual access to such collections as books, journals, manuscript and archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture to ensure that significant collections are preserved and available for research, education, or public programming in the humanities.

National Science Foundation: Biological Research Collections
This program supports activities related to biological collection enhancement, such as computerization of data, research on curation and collection management, and symposia and workshops to investigate support and management.

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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