Welcome to the Bessie Minor Swift grant application process.  We have finished accepting applications for 2017, but will be accepting applications again between January 1 and February 15 of 2018.

You can complete an application next year by clicking here:

2018 Application

Information you enter into the form will not be saved across sessions.  More information about preparing an application offline or for review is available on the “Frequently Asked Questions” page of this website.

We encourage you to review the Information tab on the Home Page before preparing your application.

You will receive confirmation of your submission within two days.  If you do not receive a confirmation within that period please don’t hesitate to email us at  All applicants who submitted a grant prior to February 16 of 2017 will be notified by e-mail either that your application has been declined or approved by May 1, 2017.  In some cases, a telephone conference may be scheduled as part of the review process.

bmsf-2017-bike-pictureElectric Book Bike purchased for the Pitkin County Library in Colorado using Bessie Minor Swift funds in 2016.