Reading Is Fundamental


There are currently 16 million children living in poverty in the United States, two-thirds who don’t have a book to call their own.  Since 1966, RIF has distributed more than 412 million books to more than 40 million children across the country, improving their ability to read, learn and grow.  Through our various programs, books, resources and partnerships, RIF provides opportunities for children and their families to experience the life-changing impact of reading.