|| General, Literacy
||The Bay Area
|What is Funded
||PRIORITIES FOR LITERACY INITIATIVE INCLUDE:
-Focusing funding on a core competency in elementary school education which affects the future educational and life opportunities of each child;
-Helping students who are behind, or in danger of falling behind, improve their reading and writing skills;
-Supporting disadvantaged students, primarily those attending public schools, in achieving grade-level competency.
|Who is Eligible
-Grants will primarily be made to nonprofit community-based organizations providing direct literacy services to students;
-Priority will be given to school-day, classroom-based programs, and those serving a significant number of students;
-Grants will be awarded to organizations whose primary overall mission is academic support for disadvantaged and/or at-risk students, or whose programming is largely concentrated in this area;
-The Foundation will look more favorably on applicants whose board evidences strong support for the organization both in terms of the percentage of board members making annual gifts, and the total amount of board giving represented in contributed income.
||Grants will not be made to individual public, independent, or parochial schools. Grants will not be considered for other types of academic support programs (e.g. math or science), arts education, career-development, homework help, study skills, or general after-school enrichment programs.
|How to Apply
||Organizations must submit a Letter of Inquiry by December 15 via regular email, not the online application. The subject should be “Education Grant: LOI” and the contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Foundation will inform prospective applicants if a full proposal is invited by late December, in time for the January 15 application deadline.
||Letter of Inquiry by December 15. Application deadline January 15.