EIN 56-2571141

Literacy Now / Making It Better

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
107
State
Year formed
2006
Most recent tax filings
2023-07-01
Description
Literacy Now / Making It Better transforms communities by empowering children and families through literacy, leadership, and life skills. They provide a 25-week Reading Intervention program that offers individualized, small-group reading tutorials for at-risk students in grades K-2 to ensure proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade. Additionally, they offer a 21-week Lunch Bunch mentoring program for students in grades 3-5 to foster positive relationships and encourage social-emotional learning.
Also known as...
Making It Better
Total revenues
$2,507,795
2023
Total expenses
$2,860,225
2023
Total assets
$1,207,958
2023
Num. employees
107
2023

Program areas at Literacy Now / Making It Better

The 25-week Reading Intervention program provides individualized, small-group reading tutorials for at-risk students in grades K-2 to create proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade. The 21-week Lunch Bunch mentoring program for students in grades 3-5 and parent partnership programs that include literacy-related activities to engage and educate parents are held throughout the year. The Reading Express mobile classroom visits low-income communities to provide reading readiness programming for young children (2 months to age 4). It empowers their parents to take an active role in their education.

Who funds Literacy Now / Making It Better

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Castex FoundationTo Support the Charitable Undertaking of the Donee$163,400
Cullen FoundationLiteracy Now Reading Intervention Expansion$125,000
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$76,505
...and 18 more grants received totalling $705,643

Personnel at Literacy Now / Making It Better

NameTitleCompensation
Jacque DaughtryChief Executive Officer$99,171
Jacklyn WilsonChief Operating Officer
Ken KellyDevelopment Director
Keenan LemonsProgram Director
Michel ReceivedDirector
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for Literacy Now / Making It Better

RevenuesFYE 07/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,773,059
Program services$751,907
Investment income and dividends$5,470
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$10,240
Net income from fundraising events$-32,881
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$2,507,795

Form 990s for Literacy Now / Making It Better

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-072024-03-05990View PDF
2022-072023-03-31990View PDF
2021-072022-02-09990View PDF
2020-072021-04-13990View PDF
2019-072020-10-19990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s

Organizations like Literacy Now / Making It Better

OrganizationLocationRevenue
Better BasicsBirmingham, AL$2,004,094
Reach Out and Read ColoradoDenver, CO$1,689,928
Whiz Kids TutoringDenver, CO$750,972
Children's Literacy CenterColorado Springs, CO$1,130,113
Communities in Schools of MichiganLansing, MI$4,625,753
Literacy ConnectsTucson, AZ$3,461,579
Read 718Brooklyn, NY$708,000
Teton Literacy CenterJackson, WY$1,476,107
Hawaii LiteracyHonolulu, HI$909,133
Reading and BeyondFresno, CA$6,171,904
Data update history
May 27, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2023
May 19, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 7 new grant, including a grant for $125,000 from Cullen Foundation
December 24, 2023
Received grants
Identified 6 new grant, including a grant for $163,400 from Castex Foundation
August 20, 2023
Received grants
Identified 18 new grant, including a grant for $315,000 from Castex Foundation
Nonprofit Types
SchoolsEducational service providersYouth service charitiesCharities
Issues
EducationHuman servicesChildren
Characteristics
Fundraising eventsState / local levelCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donationsAccepts online donations
General information
Address
14781 Memorial Dr 25
Houston, TX 77079
Metro area
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
County
Harris County, TX
Website URL
literacynowhouston.org/ 
Phone
(713) 584-0161
IRS details
EIN
56-2571141
Fiscal year end
July
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
2006
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
B92: Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement Programs
NAICS code, primary
624110: Child and Youth Services
Parent/child status
Independent
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