Literacy Partners

The organizations that we choose to partner with have a proven track record of helping their students become more literate. They are some of the best literacy programs in the country and we are honored to partner with them in the Fight for Literacy.

Annapolis, MD – Anne Arundel County Public Library

Johnson City, TN – Johnson City Public Library 

Richmond, VA The Children's Museum of Richmond

Los Angeles, CA  Reading Is Fundamental of Southern California

Dallas, TX  The School Zone – West Dallas & Dallas ISD & DISD Reading Is Fundamental

New Haven, CT  Read to Grow

Tallahassee, FL – Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region

Memphis, TN  Memphis Teacher Residency & Streets Ministries

Starkville, MS – Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District

Nashville, TN  Book’em

Chattanooga, TN  Read 20

Ruston, LA  Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana

Lawrence, KS  United Way of Douglas County

Manhattan, KS – Manhattan Public Library

Oxford, MS  Leap Frog

Quitman, MS  Quitman Elementary School

Jackson, MS  Mississippi Children’s Museum & Barksdale Reading Institute

Washington, D.C.  Everybody Wins! DC

Charlottesville, VA – Book Buddies


Selecting Our Partners

Coaching for Literacy ensures that all funding given to literacy programs helps to create brighter futures for students in America. Learn more about how we select our partners:

  • Grade-Level - Serve children at or below the 3rd grade-level.
  • Service Population - At least 80% of the students benefitting from funds must live at or below the poverty line (assessed by student population receiving federally assisted lunch through the National School Lunch Program).
  • Proper Qualifications - Literacy partners must share the following documentation with Coaching for Literacy: IRS 501 (c)(3) Determination Letter (when applicable), 990 Form and high-level ratings from charity evaluators GuideStar and Charity Navigator.
  • Application and Reporting - Literacy partners must complete: Application, Grant Receipt Report and ImpactStory.