Grants for remedial reading organizations

615 remedial and developmental reading organizations received at least $40.1 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 1,494 grants made from 1,082 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 1,082 foundations, 86% made just a single grant to reading support orgs, and 3% made grants to four or more reading support orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$40,114,994
Total grant dollars given to remedial reading organizations
1,494
Number of grants made annually to remedial reading organizations
1,082
Number of grantmakers funding remedial reading organizations
$1,500
Median grant size to remedial reading organizations

Foundations that support remedial and developmental reading organizations

Out of all grants made to remedial reading organizations, 76% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 92% of the dollar-value of grants to reading support orgs. Foundations funding reading support orgs also made grants to youth development programs, universities, boys and girls clubs, youth service organizations, and homeless shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
830
Medium
 
136
Large
 
116
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
36
Private
 
903
Corporate
 
73
Other
 
70

Grants made

Grants made to reading support orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
934
2-3
 
115
4-10
 
22
11+
 
11

Top 10 foundations supporting remedial and developmental reading organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to reading support orgsNumber of grants made to reading support orgsMedian grant size
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.1%38$375
Dollar General Literacy FoundationTNNational0.6%28$2,500
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%27$500
Arkansas Community FoundationARState0.0%16$800
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.0%16$129
Seattle FoundationWAState0.0%14$2,012
Charity Partners FoundationMANational0.4%14$20
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.1%13$550
Carmax FoundationVANational0.2%12$1,000
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%12$3

Remedial and developmental reading organizations grantees

Remedial reading organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 94% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 27% of all reading support orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
1,490
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
4

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$2,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,500
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,750
>$5M
 
$1,000

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
207
New York
 
117
Massachusetts
 
116
Tennessee
 
83
Other
 
971

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
San Francisco
 
131
New York City
 
103
Washington DC
 
80
Nashville
 
74
Other
 
1,033

Top 25 grants made to remedial reading organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Reading and Math$23,151,922Americorps ProgramServeMinnesota
The Dollywood Foundation$5,480,560Early LiteracyNorth Carolina Partnership for Children
Durhams Partnership for Children$4,990,522NC Young ChildrenNorth Carolina Partnership for Children
Room to Read$3,353,146Project SupportTides Foundation
Smart Start Central Oklahoma$5,000General SupportLove Meyer Family Foundation
Putnam City Public Schools Foundation$5,000General SupportLove Meyer Family Foundation
Reading Literacy Learning$5,000Program SupportDr Seuss Foundation
Traveling Stories$5,000Program SupportDr Seuss Foundation
Read Ahead$5,000General SupportThe Gaiman Foundation
Dyslexia Reading Connection$5,000General Operating PurposesWilliam Siekman Foundation
Linc / Literacy Inc$5,000General SupportLevitt Foundation / Stephen J Mathes Esq
Reading Partners$5,000To Further and Promote Charitable EffortsMcmurtry Family Foundation of 2003
Loudoun Literacy Council$5,000General CapacityThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (CFNOVA)
Book Trust$5,000General & UnrestrictedTrois Coeurs Foundation
Algebra Project$5,000Educational ProgrammingThe John Doar Foundation
Island Readers and Writers An Initiative for Maine Children$5,000Exempt PurposeThe Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation
Baby University$5,000General SupportGreater Toledo Community Foundation
Junior Achievement USA (JA)$5,000Grant DistributionCommunity Foundation of Greater Des Moines
The Education Foundation of Indian River County$5,000General PurposeThe John and Judi O'Steen Family Foundation
Northwest Arkansas Books for Kids$5,000General SupportArkansas Community Foundation
Garland County Imagination Library$5,000Books To Children ProgramsArkansas Community Foundation
Reach Out and Read$5,000General UseGlass Charitable Foundation
NJ Leep$5,000General OperatingCredit Suisse Americas Foundation
Tandem Partners in Early Learning$5,000General OperatingCredit Suisse Americas Foundation
Helps Education Fund$5,000General OperatingCredit Suisse Americas Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Remedial reading organizations" category for this page is determined by the "B92: Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement Programs" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.