2015 Awarded Grants

In our seventh year of operation, the Snapdragon Book Foundation was quite pleased to receive nearly 550 applications from public, private, and charter schools from every state in the country. Grants ranging from $1,500 to over $15,000 have been awarded to the 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. The 2016 application will be available on the website in January.
Walnut Grove Elementary
New Market, AL
Junior Librarians: Collection Specialists
Students collaborating to select and purchase new books for the library

Jane Addams Elementary School
Chicago, IL
Expert 10 Challenge: Students are challenged to become an expert on a topic by reading 5-10 books on a single subject

Garinger High School
Charlotte, NC
Garinger Reads: The Garinger Reads Project would allow the students at Garinger to participate in building the library collection with books of their own choosing.

Northwoods Middle School
North Charleston, SC
Diverse Students Need Diverse Books: increasing the diversity represented in the collection

William Hart Elementary School
Gretna, LA
Books Are My Best Friends: Matching students with the books that they want and need the most.

Rosita E. Del Castillo Elementary
Brownsville, TX
Quality Books for Amazing Students: Simply put, new much-needed books for very deserving students

Brooklyn, NY
We Can ALL Be Heroes: Creating a School Library that Celebrates Diversity: Building a new school library for a satelliet school campus

Howard C. Reiche Community School
Portland, ME
Friends of the Library: Reviving the library collection for families and students

Houston Academy for International Studies
Houston, TX
Books And Nooks: 20 High School Juniors and Seniors will lead up a team to create and run a library for their school.

Port Isabel Junior High School
Port Isabel, TX
Literature for English Language Learners: bringing current and relevant Spanish literature into the Port Isabel Junior High library.