Grants We've Made

Awesome Libraries is proud to support library and literacy projects around the world. We are thankful for our dedicated team of trustees and donors who help make funding these projects possible.

KRIA - The Icelandic Constitution Archive (September 2019)

In 2011, Iceland rewrote its constitution using a uniquely and historically open process. It reshaped the dialogue on how a population can use available technology, consensus building, and civic engagement when reinventing the governmental processes in supporting the needs of their constituents. Because it was the first crowdsourced national constitution in history, there hasn’t been a blueprint on how it should be cataloged. Until now.


The Library for Food Sovereignty (March 2019)

The Library for Food Sovereignty (LFS) is a knowledge commons for inspiring, exchanging, and safeguarding farmer innovations, farmer-led research, and farmer stories from around the world.


The University of Houston-Victoria Traveling Bookmobile (photo) (September 2018)

The Traveling Bookmobile at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) Katy delivers books to children in the suburbs of Katy, Texas who lack transportation to the public library or books in the home. The bookmobile provides books in both Spanish and English.


Progressionista (photo) (March 2018)

Progressionista is a non-profit organization that introduces Detroit girls ages 8-12 to leisure reading through monthly book club meetings featuring professional women. The speakers - or progressionistas - engage children by sharing intimate stories about their careers and relate it to the group’s current book. Every meeting includes interactive activities that further entice children to read over the next month.

To see more of our work since March 2017, please visit our archived Awesome Foundation site.

Awesome Libraries funds projects on a quarterly model each year:

  • March 1st
  • June 1st
  • September 1st
  • December 1st

Grant applications are welcome at any time. Click here to apply for a grant!