Educational Grant Resources

Grants for Literacy Programs:

Believe in Reading supports the efforts of nonprofit organizations that teach, improve, or encourage reading by people of all ages from around the world. According to Believe in Reading (2020), it:
1. “Awards grants to existing and provably successful literacy programs.
2. Awards grants only to organizations that have been designated as having tax exempt status according to the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3), or its equivalent for educational institutions, including public libraries. (A pending status does not fulfill this requirement.)
3. Will consider funding programs that serve any age or aspect of supporting reading and literacy, including adult literacy or English as a second language projects.”

For more information, check out the Believe in Reading website (

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

According to the Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood (2020), “it is an incubator of promising research and development projects that appear likely to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States. Welfare is broadly defined to include physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, play, familial support, acculturation, societal integration and childcare.” The Foundation’s goal is to “provide seed money to implement those imaginative proposals that exhibit the greatest chance of improving the lives of young children, on a national scale.” The next deadline for the Letter of Inquiry is January 31, 2021. A school district should consider partnering with a college or university to prepare a grant proposal to submit to the Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood.

Connect with HCDE’s Center for Grants Development (CGD) for more grant resources, you can find this and other resources on Twitter, @HCDE_CGD, and on Facebook.

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