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Holiday Campaign Literacy Grants

Grants to Southern California Non-Profits for Literacy
Programs for Needy Children, Adults & Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Robert R. McCormick Foundation - Los Angeles Times Family Fund

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Grants generally ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 will be awarded in California to non-profit organizations committed to improving the community with education and literacy programs that serve disadvantaged children, youth, adults and families in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. Programs must demonstrate measurable improvements in reading levels.

Eligible programs include:

*After-school programs operated by non-profit organizations for school-aged students who read below grade levels. Priority is given to programs that measure the reading gains of children using evidence-based testing tools.

*Family literacy programs train, support and promote parents as first teachers of their children and include Adult Basic Education (ABE) for parents reading below the 9th grade level and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) support for parents with limited English proficiency.

*Advocacy and training programs building the capacity of literacy programs, or creating systemic change in the field.

Not funded:
Capital or research grants
Events, Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Films or Exhibits
Standalone book programs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 136969

Estimated Size of Grant:

Generally ranging from $25,000 to $50,000

Term of Contract:

One year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualified non-profit organizations with programs that concentrate on child and youth education and adult literacy

-Government agencies
-Religious, political, fraternal, veteran or labor organizations
-Organizations or programs that would financially benefit Tribune Company or any of its subsidiaries

Pre-Application Information:

If you received a grant in 2013 your agency will receive a link to apply for funding in mid-March, 2014. Only new agencies that are interested in funding need to go through the Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process.

To begin the LOI process please go to

The LOI process closes at the end of business on February 14th, 2014.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Los Angeles Times Family Fund
202 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Application and Reporting questions:
McCormick Foundation
205 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 4300
Chicago, IL 60601

Grant Coverage Areas:

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California