We provide $500 to past CLiF partners to help them spark enthusiasm for reading and writing programs.

Activities and Support

This grant provides $500 to support literacy goals. Successful applicants will explain in their proposal how they will use grant components to spark interest and enthusiasm for literacy activities with the youth and families they serve.

The Spark Grant is typically $500 to support programming, with options including author/illustrator visit, books, family literacy events, and more.


The Spark Grant is open to anyone who has had a CLiF grant in the past (including Year of the Book, Rural Libraries, At-Risk, Summer Readers, and Community Building). Curious to know whether or not your organization has partnered with CLiF before? Email Cassie (cassie@clifonline.org) to find out.

Application Deadline

All CLiF former grantees are eligible to apply as long it has been at least three years since your last grant.  Applicants must be able to impact at least 30 kids from 0 to age 12 (or sixth grade).

The Spring 2024 grant application is now closed.

CLiF has served over 350,000 children since 1998.

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