The James Graham Brown Foundation approved a $750,000 grant to Louisville Library Foundation to help finance the construction of a new library yesterday. The new facility will double the previous area library in size and serve over 100,000 residents when it opens. The city of Louisville gave the library foundation a $9.5 million bond for the new facility, though it still needs to raise an additional $3.5 million cover the project soup-to-nuts.
Last August, the Roy J. Carver Trust donated $60,000 to the Robey Memorial Library Expansion Project in Iowa. The money brought the project within a few hundred thousands dollars goal of raising a total of $1.5 million to level a nearby house and expand library parking. This is one of many grants the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust gives grants to public and university libraries in Iowa.
The Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries (LBF) announced about $1 million in 2013 grants earlier this month. 212 schools across the US received $5,000 each to "update and diversify their library book collections," according to their press release. By the most recent estimation, the latest round of gifts brings the foundation's grand donation total to $10.5 million in giving since its inception.
The new Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3) project combines several ancient Greek and Latin document databases as papyri.info. Shouldering the project on one side is the university library, and Duke’s College of Arts & Sciences is on the other... The Mellon Founation supplied DC3's $500,000 financial spark early this May.
Wilson College alumna Marguerite Lenfest recently put $3.6 million toward the renovation of the school’s John Stewart Memorial Library. Lenfest's gift will pay to demolish a section of the library that had fallen into disrepair, and update the facility to accommodate the needs of contemporary college students.
New York City’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has supported university libraries since you were still playing with Matchbox cars. And earlier this year, they re-marked territory as the brand name foundation in academic library funding with dual grants of $1.25 million to Penn State and University of Michigan collections.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced two grants totaling $1.25 million to rare materials programs at Penn State and University of Michigan libraries. The money will endow a senior conservator position at each. Conservators will help to digitize collections of rare materials at the universities and prepare exhibitions.