Grants Information

Are you looking for money to fund a project?

The Book and Author Society gives out grants at our in-person luncheons. Grant opportunities are announced on this website, via our newsletter, and via social media posts. Please refer to those postings and apply if your project fits the stated criteria.

Current Grant

We are very excited to announce that, after a several-year hiatus due to a global plague, our author luncheons will be returning this fall! Please mark your calendars for October 11, from 11:30-2pm at Laurel Manor Banquet & Conference Center in Livonia–details on featured authors and ticket sales will be forthcoming later this summer.

The Robert Gaylor Award

During the luncheon we will be presenting a brand new grant, created in honor of our former president and one of our founding members, Robert Gaylor. The Robert Gaylor IDEA award complements the spirit of the Gaylor Collection at Oakland University, which contains “many titles of historical significance related to GLBT lives” from the mid-20th century to the present, and represents a lifetime of careful stewardship of the records of these communities.

This $2000 grant will be awarded to a library or literacy organization in the metropolitan-Detroit area for the purpose of supporting a collection, technological needs, or programming to support inclusion, diversity, equity, or accessibility (IDEA).

Grant applications are due by August 14, at this link. Winners will be notified prior to the luncheon and will be provided with two complimentary tickets to the luncheon.

Any questions, please feel free to email us or use the “contact us” form on our website.