When you purchase books from us, a portion of the funds from those sale benefit various literacy programs including Better World Books Literacy Grants. Each year Better World Books invites libraries and nonprofit organizations to apply for funds to support their efforts to further literacy in their communities. The Better World Books Literacy Council reviews the submitted projects and selects library winners and nonprofit finalists. Nonprofit finalists are then put to a public vote. Two nonprofit grant winners will be selected by vote and two will be selected by the Better World Books Literacy Council. As a Founding B Corporation, Better World Books has raised over $22 million to date for literacy causes worldwide.
The vote is open to the public at http://cares.betterworldbooks.com/2016-literacy-grants/ from now through June 17, 2016 at 5 p.m. EDT. Voters may vote once every 24 hours.
Nonprofit Literacy Grant Finalists:
Drumming for Your Life Institute
Project: Reading & Rhythm with At-Risk Youth
Mission: Using the power of rhythm to help children and youth develop the emotional, academic, and social skills needed to succeed in school and in life.
Project: BOOST Literacy Program
Mission: To facilitate change and advance the lives of marginalized women and children by enabling them to meet essential needs common to all humankind.
Mariposa DR Foundation
Project: Mariposa DR Foundation English Institute
Mission: Located in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, our mission is to educate and empower girls to create sustainable solutions to end generational poverty.
Project: Readers as Leaders
Mission: Train low-income students as Roving Readers to improve literacy rates and educational development in their local communities.
ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada
Project: ESL In-Home Program of Northern Nevada
Mission: To provide instruction to individuals who wish to learn English language skills regardless of sex, age, race, religion or national origin.
Detroit Parent Network
Project: Pathways to Literacy – Southeast Detroit
Mission: Our vision is that parents are the driving force ensuring conditions exist for Detroit’s children to thrive.
“Better World Books believes in the power of knowledge; and from the very first book drive we shared what we earned with a nonprofit literacy partner. Better World Books has always donated funds to support literacy, libraries and education locally and globally. Thanks to those who supply to us and buy from us we are able to continue growing our support for those in need,” says Diane Maier, Director, Global Marketing and Literacy Council Chair.
Better World Books collects surplus books and sells them online, contributing a portion of the revenue to literacy causes.