Ladd & Katherine Hancher
Library Foundation


Use these links to download the application:
Application - word doc
Application - pdf

Grant Guidelines

Application deadline:  Postmarked by August 31, 2020.   The Foundation will confirm receipt of application by e-mail.

Original vernacular specific to your library is preferred within all applications.


  1. Must be a public library.
  2. Library must serve a population of 50,000 or less. 
  3. Grants will not be awarded two consecutive years.
  4. Library must serve the people of Texas.
  5. Library asking for a grant must be accredited by the Texas State Library.
  6. Grants will be awarded in the month of October. All funds must be spent in one year.
  7. A Final Report is due on or before one year from the date the grant is funded.

General Exclusions:

Funding will not be considered for normal operating expenses, normal salaries or employee benefits.  The Ladd and Katherine Hancher Library Foundation does not endorse or support any specific programs/products. Unscrupulous marketing practices by vendors are not tolerated.