2019 Awarded Grants

In our eleventh year of operation, the Snapdragon Book Foundation was quite pleased to receive nearly 600 applications from all types of schools and from every state in the country (including the Virgin Islands, the Mariana Islands, Alaska and Hawaii)! This was our most competitive year yet! Grants ranging from $1000 to $20,000 have been awarded to the deserving schools below. Winners will be additionally notified via email. We apologize for not being able to give specific feedback on proposals and hope that you’ll consider reapplying next year. We’ll keep making additional changes and additions to our website over the course of the year, too, so check back for our soon-to-be-announced 2019 “Next Up” school. The 2020 application will be available in November and will be due in February of 2020.
Clinton Middle School

Knoxville, TN
Remembering the Holocaust
A project aimed at increasing overall awareness of the Holocaust and the World War II time period in an effort to inspire students to prevent acts of evil, great or small.
Community Education Building

WIlmington, DE
Just Beyond the Classroom
Engaging Students Academically with Trade Books: The aim of this project is to engage students just beyond the classroom, making connections between academic work, leisure reading, and new-found passions in deep and meaningful ways.
DC International School

Washington, D.C.
Reading to Learn About Ourselves and the World
This project will stock our shelves with literature in which students can learn about the world, and literature in which they can see themselves. Students will have access to books that reflect their own experiences, as well as fiction and non-fiction that will bolster their understanding of the world around them.
Maries County R-II (Belle Elementary)

Belle, MO
Opening up Young Minds to the World Around Them!
Books that expose students to different cultures and ways of life, people who have made a difference in the world, significant events in history that have helped shape the world today, and different regions/animals of the world.
Marion Junior High School

Marion, IL
“Women are nurses, Men are doctors”–That book says WHAT?!
Breathing new life into the nonfiction collection.
Mark Twain Elementary School

Tulsa, OK
Hi-De-High, We are Going to Reach the Sky!
This project will build a high interest – low level reading section specifically for 3rd through 6th graders. This section will have books that interest that age group while keeping the reading level on a kindergarten through fourth grade reading level. Range from computer coding to teen angst to mystery thrillers, the books for these upper graders will snare them into the magical world of books.
Nixon Elementary School

Chicago, IL
Graphic Novels and Manga Books for Bilingual Readers
Beefing up the graphic novel and manga collection for some manga maniacs!
Northeast Middle School

Minneapolis, MN
Diversifying Northeast Middle School’s Library Media Collection: This purpose will fill gaps in the areas of diversity, experiences, and representation through new fiction and nonfiction titles that were named to the following children’s and young adult literature lists: the A Mighty Girl’s Books of the Year list, the Amelia Bloomer List, the Notable Books for a Global Society List, and the Rainbow Book List.
Orlando Science High School

Orlando, FL
Good Book Project
This project has the simple goal of stocking the shelves of the high school’s new campus library with good books.
Video project update from Orlando Science High School
San Miguel School of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK
Using Literacy to Unlock a Lifetime of Potential
New timeless books for this school’s library.
Sapulpa Middle School

Sapulpa, OK
The Human Experience
Whether it’s disabilities, homelessness, illegal status, drug abuse or sexual orientation, students should be able to pick up a book and read about themselves
Washington Elementary School

Waterbury, CT
Building a Community of Learners
Building a collection that encompasses students’ interests, meets their reading levels, highlights different cultures and backgrounds, and helps support the curriculum. This project will transform the library into a learning community in which the students are excited to spend time discovering a new book each week.
Webster Learning Center

St. Joseph, MO
Webster Library Spaces
The goal of this project is fill our new shelves with new books and finally create a real library space.