With the help of our hard-working Grantsmanship and Corporate Fundraising Committee members, I have identified a number of foundations that support library restoration projects. Some grantors only give out small amounts of money, others give tens of thousands. We are carefully matching building restoration projects and their estimated costs with the most compatible grantmaking organization. The largest grants are from the government but we won’t be able to apply for most of those until the end of next year.
We are writing proposals for work that can be done to the current building during our regular operating hours so that there is no disruption of service to you.
If you know of any restoration experts (furniture, lamps, grandfather clocks, paintings) who might donate some time repairing original materials, I would love to hear from them.
Thanks and I hope everyone has a wonderful 2007. Allison