Literacy Grants are available to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and members. The project director applying for the grant must be an active (dues current) Phi Kappa Phi member.
Applicants cannot be a sitting Phi Kappa Phi board member, divisional vice president, member of the Literacy Grant committee or Society employee at the time of application or announcement.
Call the national office at 800-804-9880, ext. 215.
Yes. Projects can be funded for two consecutive years. Funding is not available for a third year, but project managers may apply again in year four. No project may receive more than three grants.
You will be notified via email by June 1 of the year in which you are applying
Funds are disbursed via direct deposit after July 1.
Applications must be submitted via the online portal on or before
April 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CT. Any applications received after this date will not be considered.
Yes. Projects should be completed by June 1, 2024. A report, receipts, and any leftover funds should be submitted to the national office by July 1, 2024.
These are not grants that are meant to make extensive use of campus resources. They are meant to be funding opportunities for reaching out to the community and engaging human resources, not university facilities. We don't expect the project directors to use labs, for example, or other campus equipment except in a minimal way. So, there are no dollars provided to pay the university. For more detailed information, please contact Kelli Partin, awards manager.
Award recipients are required to submit a W-9 and will receive a 1099-MISC from the organization. Recipients should consult with their tax advisor regarding the taxability of award payments.
* Foreign persons, including nonresident aliens, must provide Form W-8 BEN. Depending on the award type and the information provided, Phi Kappa Phi may be required to withhold 30% of the award for tax purposes per Internal Revenue Service regulations.