Grant Application


Positive Change Charities will provide grants on an annual basis to schools that want to buy books written by diverse authors to expand their library selections and/or for use in class assignments

Grant Application Process:

Complete and Submit the Application below.

There are two keys to grant eligibility:

1) The applicant must be a teacher or administrator for an Illinois school grades, K-12.

2) The applicant/school can only apply once in a calendar year.

    School Information:

    * indicates required fields

    Main Contact/Administrator/Librarian:

    Library ExpansionSchool assignmentBoth

    Important Dates:

    Application Period
    – Sept. 1, 2023 – Nov. 1, 2023

    Notification to Recipients
    – Dec. 6, 2023 – Dec. 26, 2023

    Needs Assessment Period for Awardees
    – Dec. 6, 2023 – Jan. 16, 2024

    Book Distribution
    – Feb 6, 2024 – April 22, 2024

    We promote positivity, wellness, social equity, and literacy for kids and teens. We want to help provide Illinois schools and kids with diverse reading materials from authors of various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

    Positive Change Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization,  has provided more than  3500 books written by multicultural authors to kids in need and underfunded school libraries across Chicago and surrounding suburbs across the state of Illinois.