Partner with us

Reading Is Fundamental’s (RIF’s) corporate and foundation partners are vital to our mission of disrupting the alarming U.S. literacy crisis. Together, we inspire the joy of reading in children and provide them with the tools to set them on the path to reading proficiency. Through this critical work, we can help close glaring equity gaps and open more doors to opportunity for all children, everywhere.

Michelle Hall Macy's Guest Blog

Measurable impact since 1966

Our achievements are not possible without the generous support of our corporate, institutional, and government partners. Your partnership amplifies our impact on the U.S. literacy crisis.


children impacted throughout all 50 states, DC, and all U.S. territories.


books and reading resources distributed in person and online.

55+ Years

focused on closing equity gaps by reaching children in historically underserved communities. 

Join the RIF literacy movement

Partner with RIF to disrupt the literacy crisis and support the children in communities where your employees and customers live and work. Together, we can bring the joy of reading to every child, everywhere.

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Measurable results

Since 1966, we have worked to close the literacy gap for children by bringing books and reading resources to underserved communities. In the 55+ years since, we’ve had an impact on the lives of over 160 million children, creating generations of “RIF Kids” along the way. 

Learn more about our impact
Fourteen people stand together, including members of the team from Reading is Fundamental and Dollar General. Two people hold an oversized check in the center of the group.

We put books into the hands of many children who have limited access to literature outside of school. The excitement on the children's faces when picking out a book and learning they get to KEEP it is priceless! Being a high-poverty school, grant opportunities like this help reduce the equity disparity in access to print at early ages.

Kelly Stengel
Educator and Dollar General Program participant

Proud to be a top-rated U.S. nonprofit

Reading Is Fundamental, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization (52-0976257) 

Ways to partner with RIF

RIF is proud to collaborate with corporate, institutional, and government partners large and small to deliver impact in the local communities where your employees live and work. We strive to understand your business and philanthropic goals to build effective, integrated literacy programs in communities throughout the U.S., DC, and all U.S. territories. 

We always welcome your creativity, feedback, and ideas on how we can leverage our research-backed programs and nationwide network to support your corporate responsibility goals. 

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Employee volunteer programs

Volunteers at book distribution table RIF reading event

Our partnerships offer meaningful employee volunteer programs for remote, hybrid, and in-person staff: both onsite and in local communities across the country. 

Turnkey reading programs

children students book celebration

Our turnkey reading programs deliver critical literacy resources to historically under-resourced communities with the greatest need. 

Point-of-purchase campaigns


Regional and national point-of-purchase campaigns invite consumers to join our movement to disrupt the literacy crisis through rounding-up at the register or through online store purchases. 

Thought leadership opportunities

Alicia Levi and LeVar Burton at SXSW 2019

We offer topical thought leadership opportunities that demonstrate our partners’ commitment to our mission while elevating our collective voice. 

Authentic content for media

Little kids selecting free books literacy choice RIF

RIF offers authentic content for national print, Out Of Home, and social media campaigns that build shared equity and brand lift for our partners.  

Why reading matters

25 million children in the U.S. can’t read proficiently, which prevents them from achieving success in school, participating in all areas of life, and realizing their dreams. Our proven programs and resources help tackle this crisis–but we can't do it without you.

Learn about the literacy crisis
Teacher reading to young children in classroom

Early literacy is the human rights issue of our time. Every child, regardless of race or economic standing, deserves an equal opportunity to read. Thank you for providing us with this opportunity to aid our littlest learners.

Angela Lynch
Educator and Macy's Program participant
Kids smiling happy reading a book under a blanket with flashlight

Creating lifelong readers since 1966

For more than 55 years, RIF has been the leading voice for children’s literacy. Our mission is to inspire the joy of reading in all children, so they develop the foundation for opportunity no matter who they are or where they live.