Through its Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, the Freedom to Read Foundation will provide two grants — one for $2,500 and one for $1,000 — to two organizations to support "Read-Outs" celebrating Banned Books Week 2010 (September 25 to October 2). A Banned Books Week Read-Out is an event during which people celebrate the freedom to read by gathering to read from books that have been banned or challenged over the years.
The grant program is the first announced project for the Judith Krug Memorial Fund, established after Krug's death in April 2009. Krug was the founding executive director of the Freedom to Read Foundation, which was established in 1969 as a First Amendment legal defense organization affiliated with the American Library Association.
To apply for a grant, organizations are required to submit an event description, timeline, and budget with their application, as well as agree to provide a written report and video to FTRF following Banned Books Week.
Visit the ALA Web site for grant program guidelines as well as information on Banned Books Week.