Indigenous Library Program Grant Application

Before applying...
Review the following.  Applicants who do not meet these requirements are not eligible for this grant.
  1. Library location and shipping address must be in the United States or Canada.
  2. Applicant must be 18 years or older.
  3. Applicant must be a local person responsible for and with regular access to the library.
  4. Applicant must have permission to apply on behalf of an organization.
  5. Applicant must have a confirmed library location with all permissions/permits approved.
  6. One application per household or organization per six months.

  • Organizations with long-term commitments/relationships with the Indigenous community are prioritized.
  • Serving a non-Indigenous community? Apply for the Impact Library Program Grant.
  • Already have a book-sharing box? Apply for official Free Charter Signs.
  • Looking for books? Check out our Book Opportunities for existing stewards.

Don't forget to click on "CONFIRM" on the next page for your application to be reviewed!
Applications are reviewed and granted on a two month cycle.
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Applicant Information

Name all Indigenous communities you expect this project to reach.

Organization Information

Applicant Contact Information

Please enter a number that can receive text messages. Separate sets of numbers

Separate sets of numbers

United States and Canada only

We cannot deliver to Post Office Boxes


Library's Physical Address

United States and Canada only

Unsure? Please verify the name with a search. Enter N/A if not applicable.
General Community Information

Check all that apply

Please verify using the map.  Tip: Search map using a zip code.

Please verify using the map.  Tip: Start by searching for the state and then zoom in for an exact location.

Please verify using the map.  Tip: Search map using a zip code.

Please verify using the map.  Tip: Search map using a zip code.

Verifying if your local school(s) is a Title 1 School for the question below takes additional steps:
  1. Search map for Public Schools using a zip code (or exact name). 
  2. Click on the school name. 
  3. Check the “School Details” section (pale blue) to see if there is a "Yes" for Title 1 School.
Canadian applicants proceed with application.

Please verify with a search. 

Indigenous Community Served Information

Name all Indigenous peoples you expect this project to reach.

Community Impact Information

Answers in this section, name, name of Indigenous community/group, organization, city, and state, will be public if granted a library. To view examples of the kinds of responses we are looking for, please click on this link.

200 words max

200 words max

200 words max
Mini Shed Add On

A Mini Shed Add On is a small unfinished library that is side mounted to library post.  

Partner Organization Information

Community Support (highly encouraged)

Previous Experience (does not affect eligibility)

Extra Information

Agreements (all are required for eligibility)
Explain any inability to agree to these terms in the comment box at the bottom.

I agree to the following terms if awarded a LFL Grant:
  1. I will attach all signs included and install the library at the designated location.
  2. Set up a steward account and complete the library registration.
  3. I will add the library’s location and photo to the Little Free Library world map.
  4. I will submit a photo and story about the impact of the library after installation.
  5. I will respond to all follow-up communications from Little Free Library.
  6. I will credit the Little Free Library and tag the Little Free Library on social media.
  7. I will acknowledge that Little Free Library® and its logo are registered trademarks of LFL, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  LFL grants Indigenous grant recipients revocable, non-transferable permission to use our trademarked name and logo to promote our collaborative activities through their communication channels and promotional materials.  When using LFL's marks, Indigenous grant recipients must state "Little Free Library® and its logo are registered trademarks of Little Free Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and are used with its permission.” Indigenous grant recipients may not alter LFL's trademark or logo, use it to raise funds, sell goods or services or otherwise claim a direct affiliation with LFL without the express, written permission of LFL in advance.

Permissions & Privacy Policy (required for eligibility)

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