Our Literacy Partners

Our partners and donors have helped us fund more than 85 literacy projects nationwide directly impacting more than 15,000 students.

How We Select 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:


The funded literacy initiatives must have the following service profile: serve children at or below the 3rd grade-level, provide programing to at least an 80% majority of students living at or below the poverty line.


Books and digital readers are key to teaching literacy. Unfortunately, materials in areas that struggle with literacy are scarce. We help provide the materials so kids can learn.

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.

Literacy partners must complete the following each year by September 30th (depending on grant amount from Coaching for Literacy): 

  • Information Form (Requirement for all organizations)

  • Grant Receipt Report (For organizations that receive grant(s) in excess of $250)

  • Impact Story (For organizations that receive grant(s) in excess of $1,000)

  • Human Interest Story (For organizations that receive grant(s) in excess of $2,500)


Recipient organizations must be willing to contribute and provide support as needed with items agreed upon by the literacy organization and Coaching for Literacy. This includes the following: participating in Coaching for Literacy's Impact Evaluation Reporting and supporting awareness campaigns.


Coaching for Literacy firmly believes that to make positive long-term change in communities it is preferable to have committed, consistent, year-to-year relationships with the same literacy partners. Coaching for Literacy will discontinue partnerships if it is deemed that the partner is ineffective in its work.


We support you so you can focus on teaching children to read.