Welcome to RIF
We inspire children to be lifelong readers by delivering new, free books and literacy resources to those who need them most. Read on
From owning a book to ground-breaking research, our programs help end the cycle of illiteracy and inspire children to read and learn. Learn more
Read For Success
RIF introduces a program intervention designed to combat the summer learning slide and help kids excel at reading. Read on
We give books to kids in need.
Children find heroes and inspiration in their favorite stories. Through the joy of reading, books help young girls and boys unlock their imaginations and reach their full potential.
But 16 million children living in poverty in the United States currently lack access to new, high-quality books. In fact, only one in three has books in his or her home. That's more than 10 million children who don't have books to call their own.
Millions of children need books. Millions of children need RIF.
SINCE 1966, RIF HAS DISTRIBUTED MORE THAN 412 MILLION BOOKS TO MORE THAN 40 MILLION CHILDREN NATIONWIDE, IMPROVING THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO READ, LEARN, AND GROW.