The Ontario Library Association is a registered charity. To better meet the needs of our members, OLA has established several scholarships, bursaries and funds to assist our members in their educations and professional pursuits. Select this link to make a donation to any of the funds below. Select the links below to find out more about each fund and how to apply. 

For more information around donations, or if you have questions, please contact donations                                                                                             

  Larry Moore Fund
The Larry Moore Fund, named after the former Executive Director of OLA, funds the Larry Moore Challenge, a bi-annual competition to encourage and foster leadership and innovation in librarianship.
Margaret Scott Research Fund
Awarded to person or group who wishes to do research that would build the data needed to improve and enrich school library programs.
Apply online to this fund at any time of year. 
  I Read Canadian Fund
The I Read Canadian Fund supports the expansion of the Festival of Trees into rural and at-risk communities, helps bring First Nation communities to the Toronto Festival, and may also help Canadian authors get to the Festival.
Dr. Janette Baker Scholarship
Awarded to support enrolment at a recognized library and information program by an individual who has been working for a minimum of three years and who is employed outside of the education profession. For more information and to view past recipients.  Applications are now open until April 30

Sarah Badgley Literacy Fund for Rural Ontario Children
The Rural Learning Association established the Sarah Badgley Fund in 2002. The Ontario Library Association now administers the Fund. Grants up to $500 per year are available to rural public libraries and to urban public libraries that serve rural clientele. To view past recipients. Applications for Phase 1 are open until April 15
Marjorie Fleming Mentoring Fund
Awarded to establish a mentoring project of enduring significance at OLA.
OLA/OSLA Ken Haycock Super Conference Grant
This fund help to award up to $500 for a new teacher-librarian to attend Super Conference. Your support ensures that new teacher-librarians can take advantage of this great professional learning opportunity. 
Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship
Formerly provided by the Canadian Library Association (CLA) and now presented in partnership with the Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC), this fund provides a cash award to a deserving Canadian librarian who has demonstrated exceptional success in enhancing the public recognition and appreciation of librarianship. 

All donations of $20.00 or more OLA will generate a tax receipt, except donations to Canadian School Libraries.  Charitable Registration No. 10779 8159 RR 0001