CORPORATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS:
Literacy Sponsors ($25,000–$49,999)
Capella supports RIF’s vision of a literate America through the “Capella University Inspire Giving Program” and the “Pay it Forward” program. These programs incentivize students by rewarding good performance by giving to several charities, including RIF. In April 2011, Capella partnered with National Geographic Entertainment to sponsor The First Grader, a film about a Kenyan man learning to read. Over $16,000 of proceeds from promotion of the film was awarded to RIF.
Through a Facebook campain and other social media promotions in 2011, Pine-Sol helped RIF deliver free books and literacy resources to children who need them most.
RIF and Scholastic have a long and storied partnership, united by their shared vision of bringing the gift of reading to all children across the country.
Carl Buddig and Company
As a new partner to RIF in 2011, Carl Buddig & Company launched the Be A Reader program and pledged $100,000 to help provide underserved children access to high quality books and family literacy resources. The Be A Reader program includes on-pack graphics, online contests and sweepstakes for families, and local family literacy events.
Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund supports projects that have a positive impact on the San Francisco community. In 2011, they funded RIF’s Family of Readers program expansion for early childhood educators in the San Francisco area, which involved a series of workshops for early childhood educators and teachers who work with children 18 months to 5 years of age.
State Farm Insurance Company
In 2011, State Farm generously supported RIF’s Family and Teacher Engagement and Literacy Assessment and Training programs.
Robert and Margaret McNamara Foundation
This Foundation, named for RIF’s founder, Margaret McNamara, and her husband Robert, has generously funded RIF’s vision for spreading child literacy and mission to get books into the hands of low income children, for many years.
Grants through Heart Sing have supported RIF programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1996. Over the years, these grants have helped RIF distribute millions of new, free books to boys and girls living in Virginia’s low-income communities.
RIF is honored to be the national philanthropy of Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG). In 2011, KKG chapters and alumni groups contributed $36,000 and countless volunteer hours to RIF programs. That same year, they also launched Reading Is Key, a national initiative to encourage Kappa groups to host literacy events in their communities.