The Stocker Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations and to selected public sector activities. Grants are considered and decided upon annually in the area of improved reading literacy outcomes for under-resourced prekindergarten through grade 3 public school students.
Areas of interest include the following:
• Supplemental programs that move students toward grade-level reading mastery.
• Comprehensive intervention strategies/whole school improvement that increase overall literacy achievement by grade 3.
• Book distribution programs that increase students’ access to print materials, encourage students’ reading outside of the classroom, and develop students’ lifelong love of reading.
• Programs that support emerging literacy and reading skills among preschoolers.
• Family engagement programs that help parents understand their role as a child’s first and best teacher.
Currently funded are Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties, Ohio; Pima County, Arizona; Alameda and San Francisco Counties, California; Dona Ana County, New Mexico; King County, Washington; and Hartford County, Connecticut. Interested applicants must first submit an LOI, after which the foundation determines whether to invite a full proposal. LOIs must not exceed 6 pages and must identify if funding is requested for the following summer or for the following school year.
Eligibility: Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), Charter
Award: Awards vary
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are due June 29
More Information: http://www.stockerfoundation.org/grants.aspx