ULC is grateful to the following organizations for their generous support of ULC research and initiatives. Funding from these tech, business and education leaders empowers ULC to generate new service delivery models, best practices and tools of value to libraries of all sizes, and to create meaningful change in communities across North America.
Ewing Marion Kauffman FoundationVisit Website
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works together with communities in education and entrepreneurship to create uncommon solutions and empower people to shape their futures and be successful. The Kauffman Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and uses its $2 billion in assets to collaboratively help people be self-sufficient, productive citizens.
The Kauffman Foundation is collaborating with ULC to support the Strengthening Libraries as Entrepreneurial Hubs initiative, which aims to strengthen the role libraries play in nurturing and promoting entrepreneurship in the communities they serve.
Institute of Museum and Library ServicesVisit Website
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. IMLS advances, supports and empowers America’s museums, libraries and related organizations through grantmaking, research and policy development. IMLS' vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities.
IMLS supports numerous ULC initiatives, including the Leaders Library Card Challenge, Library-School Partnerships for Early Literacy and Partners for Middle School STEM.