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

We use the power of sports to raise awareness and financial support for your work. Thanks to the support of nearly 40 partner NCAA coaching staffs and teams we have funded 50 literacy projects in 20 communities and directly supported more than 8,000 kids.


HOW IT WORKS

 

Fight for Literacy Games 
CFL partners with a sports team in your community to host a Fight for Literacy game which is a movement of coaches, teams and fans who support literacy efforts through awareness, volunteer work and donations.

Application
CFL invites select Literacy Partners to enter into its application process and then selects a partner program for the effort. 

Blow the whistle
CFL shares the Public Relations Content with the partner so publicizing the effort is simple.

Assist for Literacy
Fans are invited to pledge a donation (100% of funds raised given to your program) for each assist the team makes for 4 games, beginning with the Fight for Literacy game.
* These components will only take place with permission of the partner NCAA team

Social for Literacy
Literacy partner raises its own funds to execute the Social for Literacy component where $1 is donated to your program for every retweet of a specific hashtag by fans. (100% of funds raised given to your program).
** You can use this donation link to invite donors to participate in the Social for Literacy component

Lead and read
CFL coordinates a reading day with your organization and the partner sports team.

Finish strong
Literacy partner fills out a Grant Receipt Report and writes an Impact Story  within 6 months of grant allocation.


PARTNERSHIP PROMISE

We respect your brand, time, and staff. With this in mind, here is our promise to you:

 

IMPACT PROMISE
100% of the funds fans raise remain in your community. Learn more about how we allocate funds by reviewing our Impact Promise.

WE HONOR YOUR TIME 
We know your main focus is to teach young students so we promise to be easy to work with.

YOUR BRAND, YOUR TEAM
Your brand makes a big impact in the Fight for Literacy and we promise to only publicize your connection with our work with your permission.

WE ARE COACHABLE
We always want to improve so please let us know what we can do better.

NCAA COMPLIANT
We are compliant with every NCAA by law concerning our effort.

START A MOVEMENT 
With help from influencers like you, we will start a movement for a brighter future.


Resources

We take care of all the details and you make the impact.

 

LITERACY PARTNER SELECTION METHODOLOGY
For information on how we select our partners please refer to our Literacy Partners page.

LITERACY SOLUTIONS
For a list of CFL approved literacy projects please see our Solutions.

FAN DONATIONS
100% of the funds your fans raise will stay in your community. Learn more about how we raise funds for literacy work in your community: Fundraising FAQ

IMPACT STORY
We want donors to know how they are creating a brighter future. Your Impact Story is to be emailed to info@coachingforliteracy.org no later than 6 months after your grant is received.

GRANT ALLOCATION
We will seek to deploy the grant within one month of the campaign's close. For any questions about the grant please email info@coachingforliteracy.org.

PUBLIC RELATIONS SUPPORT
Your literacy program can make a huge difference in the Fight for Literacy. Please review our Public Relations Content for more information. To see some examples of our awareness effort refer to our Press page. 

NCAA COMPLIANCE
Coaching for Literacy is fully compliant with every NCAA stipulation connected to our activities. Learn more about our NCAA Compliance Policy

NON-PROFIT INFORMATION
CFL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit making a difference in the Fight for Literacy nationwide. We seek to be as transparent and forthright as possible. Please review our FAQ Page if you have any questions and feel free to contact us if you have additional inquiries.


Public Relations Content

We provide the content for you to maximize your partnership with Coaching for Literacy.

 

Press Release
Tell your teachers and families about partnership! CFL provides content for your team to approve and publish. Download

Fact Sheet
We provide an overview of CFL's work so you can easily discuss our partnership with anyone. Download

Social for Literacy 
Each use of a specific hashtag means a $1 donation to your work. 

Assist for Literacy
Fans can make a donation for each assist your team makes. 

Social media template Download


Promotion rules

Fight for Literacy Games involve two campaigns which engage fans to make a difference in the community: Assist for Literacy and Social for Literacy.

Guidelines for our current efforts can be found below: