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National Book Fund

GRANTS FOR EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

The National Book Fund provides adult literacy and basic education programs with educational materials to help teach adults to read.

Before ProLiteracy established the National Book Fund (NBF), literacy programs that couldn't afford to buy books for students and instructors simply did without them. Students shared worn-out books with other students. Instructors used cast-off books, outdated resources, and photocopies during lessons. But today, with the help of NBF, we're changing all that.

In 1995, using only donated funds, the NBF began providing local literacy programs throughout the United States with New Readers Press books and other educational materials.

Make a Donation to the National Book Fund

THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK FUND CYCLE IS NOW CLOSED

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To date, ProLiteracy has distributed more than 1,900 grant awards totaling more than $3 million worth of materials to organizations.

More than 422,000 adults, youth, and children improved their reading skills as a result of this initiative.


More than 47,800 tutors and literacy volunteers have received the resources they need to provide direct literacy instruction to students.