Welcome to the Bessie Minor Swift grant application process.  We have finished accepting applications for 2018.  Please visit our site again between January 1, 2019 and February 15, 2019 to submit an application.

You can complete an application next year by clicking here:

2019 Application

The 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 submit an application by February 15, 2018 will be notified by e-mail either that your application has been declined or approved no later than 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.