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Winners of the 2014 Krug Fund Banned Books Week event awards!

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Last week we were pleased to announce the seven winners of 2014 Banned Books Week event grants via FTRF's Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.  These $1000 grants will be used to fund projects as varied as an Hispanic authors' banned literature symposium at a New Hampshire High School, an evening in Charleston (S.C) discussing the recent censorship of Fun Home at the local College of Charleston, the creation by Columbus State College in Ohio of an online "Open Books, Open Minds" exhibit, and much more.

Congratulations to this year's recipients! Stay tuned to our Banned Books Week 2014 page for updates on the projects as well as the videos and photos the recipients post after their events.

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Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grant applications now open

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Applications for Banned Books Week 2014 event grants via FTRF's Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund are now open.  Applications will be accepted through April 30.

Click here to apply: http://www.ftrf.org/?2014_KrugBBW.  Here are the application guidelines:

Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grant application guidelines

1. Event outline should be a total of no more than 4 pages, whether the application is for a $1000 grant only or for either a $1000 or $2500 grant. The outline should include the following:

a. A detailed timeline incorporating both planning stages and the event itself.

b. Plans for documenting the event(s), including tracking attendance or other metrics, and capturing photos and recording video of the event(s).

c. A detailed budget including other sources of funding.

2. Only not-for-profit organizations may apply. They need not have official 501(c)3 status.

3. Beginning in 2013, organizations can be awarded only two grants, in non-consecutive years, within a six-year period. (Thus, organizations that received grants in 2013 are ineligible to apply in 2014.)

4. Krug Fund grants cannot be used to buy computer hardware.

5. Applications can be single projects or they can encompass multiple activities. Similarly, projects can take place in one day or an entire week (or longer).

6. The Freedom to Read Foundation reserves the right to give grants of amounts other than $1000 or $2500.

7. Applications will be judged, in part, on the following criteria:

a. Originality/creativity

b. Project's appeal to a broad/diverse audience

c. Clear plans for promoting the project, including to local media

d. Integration of social media

e. Collaboration with other organizations

f. Is the application specific about how a Krug Fund grant would be spent?

g. Is the project duplicable for other organizations in the future?

h. To what extent will the funded project promote the ideals and mission of the Freedom to Read Foundation and of Banned Books Week? How will it raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues? 

For more information about Banned Books Week, visit www.ftrf.org/?BBW. To see reports from past years' recipients, click here.

Learn more about the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund.

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Krug Fund grant deadline extended to Friday

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Monday, April 29, 2013
The deadline for the FTRF Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants has been extended to this Friday, May 3 (Midnight Hawaii Time). If your library, school, university or community organization is interested in applying, please do so at www.ftrf.org/?Krug_BBW! Questions? Contact Jonathan Kelley at (312) 280-4226 or jokelley@ala.org.

Tags:  Banned Books Week  grants  In Our Mothers House  Judith Krug Memorial Fund  LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund 

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Krug Fund Banned Books Week grant applications now open

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Thursday, March 28, 2013

Applications are now open for FTRF's 2013 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants. Grants in the amounts of $2,500 and $1,000 will be given to organizations in support of "Read-Outs” or other activities that celebrate Banned Books Week (Sept. 22 – 30, 2013).

Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2013, and the announcements will be made in June.

Organizations are required to submit an event description, timeline and budget with their application; they also will agree to provide a written report, photos and video from their event(s) to FTRF following Banned Books Week.  Only not-for-profit organizations may apply. They need not have official 501(c) 3 status. Krug Fund grants cannot be used to buy computer hardware.

Going forward beginning in 2013, organizations may only be awarded grants twice within a six-year period.

Contact Jonathan Kelley at jokelley@ala.org with questions, or call (800) 545-2433, ext.4226.

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Krug Fund grant applications will open next week

Posted By Jonathan M. Kelley, Friday, March 22, 2013

A correction from the most recent FTRF Newsletter applications for the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund for Banned Books Week grants will open next week.  The deadline for submissions will be April 30.

Check back on Tuesday for details.

Our apologies for the delay - and thanks for all the interest!

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