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Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. aka RIF

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services, Literacy, Philanthropy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: RIF is the leading champion for children’s literacy, empowering millions of children to read, learn and grow. RIF creates innovative literacy solutions to ensure all children have the opportunity to read and succeed. Through partnerships with book publishers and distributors, RIF maximizes the impact of every dollar and donation, helping children achieve their full potential through the life-changing power of literacy.

Results: Reading is Fundamental has provided 412 million books to over 40 million children since 1966.

Target demographics: Children

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Books for Ownership: All children deserve to have books to call their own, and RIF’s flagship program ensures that kids living in poverty not only have access to new, free books, but the potential to achieve the brightest possible future. Read for Success: This program is centered around motivating children to read by providing access to high-quality classroom book collections, summer books for students to choose and own, enriching STEAM-themed (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) classroom activities, professional development for teachers and parent engagement.

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