Welcome to the Bessie Minor Swift grant application process.  Our application period for 2020 is now closed.  We hope you will consider applying next year between January 1, 2021 and February 15, 2021.

At that time you can complete an application here:

2020 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 (also found under the Information entry in the Main Menu).

Should you apply next year, 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

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