Have you heard about the SCBWI Impact and Legacy Fund? Launched in 2022, it is a division of SCBWI created to support charitable activities and community purposes. Its programs and initiatives are not limited to SCBWI members but are available to the entire children’s book community!
Its mission: to provide and administer specific endowments, grants, awards, and programs that enhance the effectiveness and reach of the children’s book community. Pretty cool, huh?
The have four programs up and running:
The Russell Freedman Award
National Coalition Against Censorship
Stephen Fraser Encouragement Fund
Tomie dePaola Professional Development Award
Future programs will include the establishment of a grant to support endangered animals and species and the creation of a program to advance global publishing and works in translation
Their projects aim to highlight the important role of children’s books and their creators (that's us!), support quality children’s literature for all communities and audiences (awesome!), and provide education, financial support, and public information for children’s book creators, their programs, and good works.
Check out the full information page, with details on the four projects above, at the SCBWI website here.
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