Reading makes a world of difference in learning. That's why we award grants to schools, libraries and non-profit organizations that support programs like after-school reading events and weekend book clubs. Target funds programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families. Reading grants support programs such as library story times and family reading nights. Programs must take place between September 2014 and August 2015.


To request a charitable contribution, your organization must be a federally tax-exempt section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, an accredited school, or a public agency. Each Early Childhood Reading Grant is $2,000. Note: A public agency is an organization established and primarily funded by the government such as public schools, public libraries, public parks, and law enforcement agencies.


Early Childhood Reading and Arts, Culture & Design in Schools grant applications are accepted March 1, noon CST - April 30, noon CST.