What We Do
The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries provides funds to our Nation’s neediest schools so that they can extend, update, and diversify the book and print collections in their libraries with the goal of encouraging students to develop a love of reading and learning.About the Foundation Apply for a Grant
Rebuilding Libraries Affected by 2017 Natural Disasters
After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries awarded grants of $10,000 to $75,000 to school libraries whose collections were damaged or destroyed in the hurricanes. After the devastation from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria as well the California wildfires, we again dedicated our resources to disaster-affected schools to rebuild their book collections by awarding more than $2 million total in grants.