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2013 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Application
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Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund

Banned Books Week Event Grants

2013 Application

Click here for details on the Krug Fund Banned Books Week grants.  Banned Books Week 2013 will take place September 22-30.

Please fill out the below information and attach an event outline.  Applications are due April 30 May 3, 2013. 


1. Event outline should be a total of no more than 4 pages, whether the application is for a $1000 grant only or for either a $1000 or $2500 grant.

a. The outline should include a detailed timeline incorporating both planning stages and the event itself.

b. The outline should include plans for documenting the event(s), including tracking attendance or other metrics, and capturing photos and video of the event(s).

c. The outline should include a detailed budget including other sources of funding.

2. Only not-for-profit organizations may apply. They need not have official 501(c) 3 status.

3. Beginning in 2013, organizations can be awarded only two grants, in non-consecutive years, within a six-year period.

4. Krug Fund grants cannot be used to buy computer hardware.

5. Applications can be single projects or they can encompass multiple activities. Similarly, projects can take place in one day or an entire week (or longer).

6. The Freedom to Read Foundation reserves the right to give grants of amounts other than $1000 or $2500.

7. Applications will be judged, in part, on the following criteria:

a. Originality/creativity

b. Project(s) appeal to a broad/diverse audience

c. Clear plans for promoting the project(s), including to local media

d. Integration of social media

e. Collaboration with other organizations

f. Is the application specific about how a Krug Fund grant would be spent?

g. Is the project(s) duplicable for other organizations in the future?

h. To what extent will the funded project(s) promote the ideals and mission of the Freedom to Read Foundation and of Banned Books Week?  How will it raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues? 

After submitting the application, you should be redirected to a page giving you an application number.  If you are not redirected here, or otherwise have problems with this application, please contact Jonathan Kelley at or (800) 545-2433 x4226.

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