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21st Century Fund

Unrestricted gifts give ALA the flexibility to respond quickly to unanticipated challenges facing all types of libraries and to act on new opportunities.

ALA Disaster Relief Fund

Donations to this fund will support libraries in areas dealing with natural disasters.

ALA General Scholarship Endowment

Created as a general scholarship endowment that supports all scholarship programs at ALA.

ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program

ALA's national diversity and recruitment effort designed to address the specific issue of under-representation of critically needed ethnic librarians.

American Association of School Librarians

Friends of AASL

The Friends of AASL program was created to ensure excellence in service to the profession and to support growth and viability in the future.

Association of College and Research Libraries

ACRL Advancement Fund

The ACRL Advancement Fund broadly supports the activities of ACRL with a focus on initiatives and programs that advance the priorities and goals of the division, including those that strengthen ACRL's influence in higher education and research.

ACRL Conference Scholarship Fund

The ACRL Conference Scholarship Fund supports attendance at the biennial ACRL conference for promising students, early and mid-career librarians.

ACRL RBMS Scholarship Fund

This fund supports attendance at the annual Conference of the Rare Book and Manuscripts Section by new professionals, and qualified students and support staff, with some scholarships designated for applicants of underrepresented ethnic and racial

Association for Library Collections and Technical Services

ALCTS Our Best Work Fund

Consider a donation to ALCTS by making a gift to the “Our Best Work” fund.

ALCTS Preservation Week

Get involved--libraries and other institutions use Preservation Week to connect our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

Association for Library Service to Children

ALSC Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship

Help support individuals pursuing a master’s or advanced degree in children’s librarianship. Currently funds, on an annual basis, two $7,500 scholarships and two ALSC Spectrum Scholars.

Friends of ALSC

Friends of ALSC supports excellence in the traditional programs and services and supports growth in new directions as our profession meets the exciting challenges of the 21st century.

Friends of ALSC Early Literacy

Supports early literacy focused activities, such as Babies Need Words Every Day, guaranteeing ALSC’s place in the forefront of our nation’s literacy campaigns.

Friends of ALSC Professional Development

Supports opportunities for all members to grow through grants, scholarships, Web-based learning, and training through new technologies.

Assoc of Specialized, Government and Coop Library Agencies

ASGCLA Century Scholarship

Provides funding for services or accommodation for library school students with disabilities at ALA-accredited library schools.

Friends of ASGCLA

Friends of ASGCLA supports excellence in the traditional programs and services and supports growth in new directions as our profession meets the exciting challenges of the 21st century.

Library and Information Technology Association

LITA Now

Ensures excellence in the Association's traditional programs and services and supports growth in new directions as our profession meets the exciting challenges of the 21st century.

Library Leadership and Management Association

LLAMA Endowment

The endowment directly supports LLAMA programs and provides scholarships to LLAMA members for professional development.

Public Library Association

Public Library Association (PLA)

Your donation supports PLA programming and activities provided to enhance the further development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

Reference and User Services Association

Friends of RUSA

Friends of RUSA supports excellence in the traditional programs and services and growth in new directions as our profession meets the exciting challenges of the 21st century.

RUSA Student Members Support

Supports students who need financial assistance to pay dues, conference registration, travel penses, etc.

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations

United for Libraries Corporate Support

Help United for Libraries provide materials and support to library advocates to raise money for their libraries so they can provide funding for services such as yours.

United for Libraries Personal Giving

Help United for Libraries support the work of Friends, Foundations, and Trustees to raise money at the local level and advocate for library funding.

Young Adult Library Services Association

Friends of YALSA

Friends of YALSA annually supports over $14,000 in member grants, awards and scholarships, including two Spectrum Scholars.

YALSA Leadership Endowment

Two Past Presidents conceived of the idea for this fund in 2007 and led the effort to raise funds to establish an endowment for YALSA.

Communications & Marketing Office

Libraries Transform Campaign

ALA's new public awareness campaign is designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact, and services provided by libraries and library professionals.

Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services

Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services

Unrestricted giving provides vital support for ALA’s urgent and ongoing equity, diversity, inclusion, literacy and outreach efforts.

Office for Intellectual Freedom

Freedom to Read Foundation

Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) was established to promote and defend First Amendment rights, to foster libraries and institutions wherein every individual’s First Amendment freedoms are fulfilled, and to support the right of libraries to includ

Gerald Hodges Fund

The Gerald Hodges Fund supports intellectual freedom issues and legal challenges to legislations such as the Children's Internet Protection Act and the USA Patriot Act.

LeRoy C. Merritt Humanitarian Fund

The Merritt Fund is devoted to the welfare of librarians and library workers. Contributions aren't tax-exempt because the fund provides direct aid to individuals without reference to IRS requirements for tax-exempt organizations.

Office for Intellectual Freedom General Donations

Unrestricted giving goes to where it's needed most and provides ongoing support against censorship challenges, promotes continuing education efforts, speaking engagements and workshops.

OIF Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community to support freedom of expression and celebrate the value of open access of information for all.

Office for Library Advocacy

Advocacy Fund

Donations to the Advocacy Fund enhance the Office for Library Advocacy efforts to offer strategic assistance and training to librarians and library supporters across the country.

Public Programs Office

PPO Cultural Communities Fund

Cultural Communities Fund (CCF) is an endowment to support cultural programming in libraries.

ALA Scholarships

Betty J. Turock Spectrum Scholarship

A $6,500 scholarship for students from underrepresented groups in honor of Dr. Betty J. Turock’s support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program.

David Clift Scholarship

David H. Clift Scholarship is an annual award of $3,000 given to individuals pursuing an ALA accredited master's degree in library and information studies.

Library Copyright Alliance/Robert L. Oakley Mem. Scholarship

A $1,000 award given to librarians interested in intellectual property, public policy, and copyright

Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellows Program

The fellowship gives ALA members an opportunity to gain an understanding of library governance and provides support to attend Annual and Midwinter Conferences.

Mary V. Gaver Scholarship

A $3,000 award given to individuals in pursuit of a master’s degree in library and information studies, specializing in youth services, in an ALA-accredited program.

Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship

A $3,000 award given to individuals pursuing an ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information studies. Hornback was a member of ALA Council and Executive Board.

Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship

A $3,000 award given to library support staff members to help finance studies toward an ALA accredited master’s degree in library and information studies.

Tony B. Leisner Scholarship

A $3,000 award given to individuals pursuing an ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information studies. Leisner was a member of the ALA Council.

William R. Gordon Spectrum Scholarship

A $6,500 scholarship for students from underrepresented groups in honor of William R. Gordon’s support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program.

Washington Office

Washington Office

Support ALA’s work to advance the profession’s values, principles and priorities, and the public interest at the federal level.

ALA-APA

ALA-APA advocates for better salaries for library workers and offers certification programs in library specializations. Your contribution is not tax deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deductible as a business expense.

Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table

Coretta Scott King Book Award Committee

Given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults demonstrating an appreciation of African American culture and values.

Coretta Scott King Book Award Endowment

Your contribution to this endowment helps support the Coretta Scott King Book Awards program.

David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award

This award encourages and recognizes articles of significant new research and publication that increases understanding and promotes multiculturalism in libraries.

EMIERT Fundraiser

Donations help fund projects, institutes, and workshops to help achieve their mission of serving as a source of information on recommended ethnic collections, services, and programs.

Exhibits Round Table

Christopher J. Hoy/ERT Scholarship

Scholarship is a $5,000 award established by a donation from Hoy’s family and the ALA Exhibits Round Table.

Film and Media Round Table

FMRT General Donations

Film and Media Round Table (FMRT) general donation fund provides leadership within the (ALA) on all issues related to video collections, programs, and services in libraries.

Games and Gaming Round Table

GameRT General Donations

The Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT) provides a venue for librarians interested in games and gaming in libraries and works to raise awareness and support for gaming programs and collections and the value of play in the library community.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Round Table

GLBTRT Emerging Leader Sponsorship

The program enables newer library workers to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, and gain an inside look into ALA structure.

GLBTRT General Donations

Giving an unrestricted donation ensures that your gift is applied to essential projects most in need of funding.

GLBTRT Stonewall Book Award Endowment

The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.

Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table

GNCRT General Donations

Donating to the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table helps to support its work to help library staff engage with graphic novels and comics through collection development, community outreach, programming and advocacy.

Government Documents Round Table

GODORT Emerging Leaders Program

The program is designed to enable more than 100 new librarians to get on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership.

GODORT General Donations

Giving an unrestricted donation ensures that your gift is applied to essential projects most in need of funding.

GODORT/Rozkuszka Endowment Scholarship

Provides financial assistance to individuals who is currently working with government information in a library and is trying to complete a master’s degree in library science.

Intellectual Freedom Round Table

Intellectual Freedom Personal Giving

Donations support IFRT projects: sponsoring Emerging Leaders; networking and continuing education events; promoting core professional values; and awards to honor champions of intellectual freedom, authors, and exemplary chapters or organizations.

International Relations Round Table

International Relations Round Table General Donations

Giving an unrestricted donation to IRRT ensures that your gift is applied to essential projects most in need of funding.

IRRT 60th Anniversary Endowment Campaign

The Endowment fund supports IRRT’s international activities and initiatives which contribute to ALA’s important role in international librarianship.

Learning Round Table

Learning Round Table General Donations

Giving an unrestricted donation ensures that your gift is applied to essential projects most in need of funding.

Learning Round Table Training Showcase

Funds help support staff development, continuing education, and training initiatives.

Library History Round Table

Edward Holley Lectureship Endowment

An honorarium given to a selected speaker at the Holley Lecture at ALA Annual Conference each year, chosen by LHRT's executive committee.

Justin Winsor Essay Prize

Recognizes the best essays written in English on library history. The award is named in honor of ALA's first president.

Library Instruction Round Table

LIRT General Donations

Support for LIRT will advocate library instruction as a means for developing competent library and information use as a part of lifelong learning.

Library Research Round Table

Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research

The Jesse H. Shera Award for the Support of Dissertation Research is intended to provide recognition for dissertation research employing exemplary research design and methods.

Library Support Staff Interests Round Table

LSSIRT General Donations

This fund would help to support LSSIRT in providing an arena within ALA for programming, communication and networking for library support staff.

Map and Geospatial Information Round Table

MAGIRT General Donations

This fund helps to support MAGIRT in providing an arena that leads and inspires information professionals at all levels of expertise in their work with map and geospatial information resources, collections and technologies in all formats, through

New Member Round Table

NMRT General Donations

Giving an unrestricted donation ensures that your gift is applied to essential projects most in need of funding.

Shirley Olofson Memorial Award

Honors Shirley Olofson, a former NMRT President, who passed away during her term in office. The award is intended to help defray costs to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

Student Chapter of the Year Award

Recognizes students for their outstanding contributions to ALA, their school, and their profession.

Retired Member Round Table

RMRT General Donations

Exist to develop programs of interest to retired persons from all types of libraries and library services, including opportunities for continued involvement and learning; leadership training, opportunities for mentoring, lifelong professional invo

Staff Organizations Round Table General Donations

Giving an unrestricted donation ensures that your gift is applied to essential projects most in need of funding.

Social Responsibilities Round Table

SRRT Alternative Media Task Force

Task force advocates for selection and cataloging of materials, challenges media consolidation, and promotes analysis of communication policies and practices.

SRRT Feminist Task Force

Serves as a vehicle for feminist activism within the profession through coalition building, programs and activities such as mentoring and promotion of women's presses.

SRRT General Donations

Giving an unrestricted donation ensures that your gift is applied to essential projects most in need of funding.

SRRT Hunger, Homelessness & Poverty Task Force

Task force fosters a greater awareness of the dimensions, causes, and ways to end hunger, homelessness, and poverty.

SRRT International Responsibilities Task Force

Provides a forum for discussion of and work on the international dimension of SRRT issues, especially matters concerning human rights and freedom of expression.

SRRT Martin Luther King Holiday Task Force

To support and advance the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr.

SRRT Task Force on the Environment

Addresses information exchange on the environment, provides services, programs, and publications that assist library staff with environmental issues in the workplace.

Sustainability Round Table

Sustainability General Donations

SustainRT is ALA's newest round table--a member-driven group for exchanging ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability across library types.