Ameritech "contributes time and money to support programs that improve education, economic development and quality of life." The Library of Congress/Ameritech digital library competition grants ended in 1999.
The Coca-Cola Foundation "works to support education and advancement at the local level to help people around the world refresh their hopes and dreams through education. Colleges and universities constitute laboratories for change, where the challenges of society can be tackled. The Coca-Cola Foundation often helps higher education find innovative solutions for those challenges."
Florida Humanities Council
The Florida Humanities Council, the "steward of Florida culture, will provide grants from 1998-2003 to support public programs based in the humanities and responding to our initiative, Floridians: Finding a Common Path. Projects eligible for our support will vary widely in design, content and audience; however, all projects must include the participation of humanities scholars. FHC is eager to work with interested organizations to identify scholars and humanities resources throughout the state."
The Ford Foundation is a "resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. The goals are to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement." They work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks.
The J. Paul Getty Trust
The Getty Grant Program "funds a diverse range of projects that promote researching the history of art and related fields, advancement of the understanding of art, and conservation of cultural heritage. It supports projects that set high standards and make significant contributions to their fields. Grants may fund conceptual projects that take intellectual risks, or they may support more basic resources and activities."
Historic Preservation Grants
The purpose of the Historic Preservation Grants, under the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, is to "assist in the identification, excavation, protection, and rehabilitation of historic and archaeological sites in Florida; to provide public information about these important resources; and to encourage historic preservation in smaller cities through the Florida Main Street program."
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
IMLS grant programs "help libraries bring people the information they want and can use. Through statewide initiatives and subgrants, nationwide competitions for leadership activities and grants to improve Native American and Native Hawaiian library service, IMLS support reaches libraries in thousands of communities every year. IMLS expands the educational benefit of museums and libraries by supporting collaborations. These partnerships provide a synergy that enhances learning opportunities for the entire community."
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is a "federal grant program administered in by the State Librarian who awards grants on a competitive basis. Successful projects begin on October 1 of each federally specified grant year and conclude on September 30 of the following year."
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The purpose of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is to "aid and promote such religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes as may be in the furtherance of the public welfare or tend to promote the well-doing or well-being of mankind. Under this broad charter, the foundation currently makes grants on a selective basis to institutions in higher education; in cultural affairs and the performing arts; in population; in conservation and the environment; and in public affairs." Funding interests related to libraries are described in Don Waters' presentation to the Coalition for Networked Information.
Microsoft Corporation "makes grants of cash, software, and technical support to nonprofit organizations around the world. Our giving is guided by three objectives: to help bring the benefits of information technology to underserved people and communities; to provide support to organizations in communities in which our employees live and work; and to support our employees taking an active role in their community through volunteer and matching gift programs."
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
The National Endowment for the Humanities is "an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, and public programs in the humanities. NEH launched a nationally coordinated program to preserve the intellectual content of approximately three million brittle books through preservation microfilming. To date, this program has microfilmed 860,000 endangered volumes."
National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
The NHPRC funds "projects that deal with the following kinds of documentary source material: records of state, county, municipal, tribal, or other non-Federal units of government, manuscripts, personal and family papers, or organizational and business archives, collections of photographs, motion pictures, sound recordings, electronic records, and/or such visual materials as unpublished architectural, cartographic, and engineering drawings."
National Park Service
The National Park Service "funds a wide variety of grants to preserve and protect cultural resources nationwide. The NPS administers a number of very successful federal historic preservation funding programs for preservation research, information management, and training projects proposed by non-profit organizations, universities, and federal agencies."
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) "funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants to and cooperative agreements with more than 2,000 colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations, and other research institutions throughout the United States."
National Semiconductor Corporation
The National Semiconductor Corporation "is the premier analog company driving the information age. Combining real-world analog and state-of-the-art digital technology, the company is focused on the fast growing markets for wireless handsets; displays; information appliances; and information infrastructure. With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, National reported sales of $2.1 billion for its last fiscal year and has about 9,800 employees worldwide."
The Rockefeller Foundation's original mandate was "to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world." Within this mandate, however, it was decided that the mission for the 21st century should be: "The Rockefeller Foundation is a knowledge-based, global foundation with a commitment to enrich and sustain the lives and livelihoods of poor and excluded people throughout the world."
UNESCO World Heritage
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage "seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. Cultural heritage refers to monuments, groups of buildings and sites with historical, aesthetic, archaeological, scientific, ethnological or anthropological value. Natural heritage refers to outstanding physical, biological and geological formations, habitats of threatened species of animals and plants and areas with scientific, conservation or aesthetic value."