Gladys Brooks Foundation Grants

The Gladys Brooks Foundation

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Grant amount: US $50,000 - US $150,000

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana Show all

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About this funder:



The Gladys Brooks Foundation was created under the will of Gladys Brooks Thayer of New York. 

Its purpose is to provide for the intellectual, moral and physical welfare of the people of this country by establishing and  supporting non-profit libraries, educational institutions, hospitals and clinics.

Scope of Grants Considered

The Foundation will consider major grant applications for innovative projects in the fields of libraries, education, hospitals and clinics.

Grants for Libraries 

Grant applications will be considered generally for resource Endowments (print, film, electronic database, speakers/workshops) capital construction and innovative equipment. Projects fostering broader public access to global information sources utilizing collaborative efforts, pioneering technologies and equipment are encouraged.

Grants for Educational Institutions

Grant applications from universities, colleges and secondary schools will be considered generally for:

  • educational endowments to fund scholarships based solely on educational achievements, leadership and academic ability of the student; 
  • endowments to support fellowships and teaching chairs for educators who confine their activities primarily to classroom instruction in the liberal arts, mathematics and the sciences during the academic year; and 
  • erection or endowment of buildings, wings or additions thereto of buildings, and equipment for educational purposes.

Grants for Hospitals & Clinics

Grant applications from hospitals and clinics will be considered generally where  the proposal demonstrates one or more of the following: 

  • a new health need; 
  • an improvement in the quality of health care; or 
  • reduced health costs with better patient outcomes.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Foundation will make grants only to publicly supported not-for-profit tax-exempt organizations within the meaning of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Generally the Board will only entertain grant applications from Applicants located in the states of:
    • Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Vermont.
  • Grant applications generally will be considered where: 
    • outside funding (including governmental) is not available;
    • the project will be largely funded by the grant unless the grant request covers a discrete component of a larger project; and
    • the funds will be used for capital projects including equipment or endowments.
  • Proposals for a continuing project must include a commitment from the applicant or a third party that the project will continue to receive all the necessary financial support after the grant from the Foundation is expended.


  • Applications for direct salary support will not be accepted.
  • Generally, no grant will be considered that is to support a laboratory research project.