The Tocker Foundation will seriously consider any project submitted that enhances the services provided by the public library.
Grants are not limited to the categories listed here. We are happy to discuss proposed applications prior to submission of the application.
Please contact our office to speak with Associate Director, Karin Gerstenhaber.
Examples of Previously funded projects
- Large Print
- Young Adult
Requests should identify a specific project such as the shelving, children’s area, reference area, etc.
The Tocker Foundation is particularly supportive of programming and welcomes grant requests for support in this area.
- Literacy Programs
- Outreach Programs
- Children’s Programs
- Learning Labs
(limited to 2 per request)
Funding will not be considered for
- Debt Service
- Endowment Funds
- Normal Operating Expenses
- Employee Benefits
- Other infrastructure needs that are typically supported by the municipality
- Membership fees for providers
The Foundation will not consider a new request if a previously funded project is incomplete.
The Foundation will not consider two separate applications from the same library. If the library has two or more similar projects, the projects should be prioritized on ONE grant application.