If your Organization supports literacy, we'd love to support you!
Apply for a Grant
Each year, the Greater St. Louis Book Fair accepts grant applications for innovative programs in the areas of education and literacy, targeting services not otherwise available to underserved populations in the Greater St. Louis region. We serve the Missouri counties of St. Louis City and County, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin, Lincoln, and Warren. In Illinois, we serve the counties of Madison, St. Clair, Clinton, Monroe and Jersey.
The 2022 grant application process begins October 1st and will end on November 15th. All applications submitted during that time period will be vetted and considered for a grant. All grant recipients will be notified before end of year.
To qualify for a grant from the Greater St. Louis Book Fair, an organization must:
- Be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service
- Have a record of outstanding service for a minimum of two years in effectively and efficiently delivering programs and services that improve the lives of low to moderate income individuals and/or families in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area
- Ensure that 100% of grant monies received from St. Louis Book Fair are used for the exclusive benefit of promoting education and/or literacy
- Grants that encourage educational achievement in areas of documented weakness
- Grants that promote advanced learning opportunities to children who would otherwise lack the resources necessary to pursue dreams and talents
- Grants that expose children to learning opportunities they would otherwise not experience due to insufficient financial resources
- Grants that provide literacy programs targeted to low to moderate income individuals and/or families in the St. Louis metropolitan area
- Grants that strengthen the capacity of operating nonprofit organizations to more effectively meet the needs of low to moderate income individuals and/or families in the St. Louis metropolitan area in the area of literacy