The mission of the We Energies Foundation is to “create brighter futures for the communities in which we do business, enhancing the growth and success of our company. Major funding priorities include support for educational initiatives at both the K-12 and college levels as well as arts and cultural programming that will “expand and increase accessibility to the arts through outreach and that enhance creative expression in children through educational activities.”
Digitization Project Grants
The Union Pacific Foundation offers grants to help nonprofit organizations “build their capacity by helping new or existing programs reach more people or reach them more effectively.” They are especially interested in supporting community-based organizations, such as public libraries, children’s museums, public television and radio, that “improve and enrich the general quality of life in the community.” A digitization project focused on local railroad history might be a good fit here!
Wisconsin Labor History Society
The Wisconsin Labor History Society offers small grants to individuals and organizations to support the preservation of local labor history in Wisconsin. If you’ve been thinking about recording oral history interviews with local factory workers, or your collection includes union newsletters or similar materials, this may be a great fit for your library.
Grant amount: $300
Match required: No