Corporate partners

Reading Is Fundamental’s (RIF’s) corporate partners are essential to our work in disrupting the literacy crisis and closing equity gaps for children across the United States. Connecting all kids with the joy of reading so that they become skilled readers is possible—but we can’t do it alone. 

RIF and Driscolls Corporate Partner for literacy
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Trusted for over 55 years

We’re proud to be the leading U.S. literacy nonprofit, with a proven track record of providing sustainable, research-backed programs balanced with innovative ideas. Discover more about RIF’s significant literacy legacy.

Benefits of partnering with RIF

Reading Is Fundamental’s research-backed programs and resources can disrupt the U.S. literacy crisis. And with your organization’s support, together we can inspire the joy of reading in children to create skilled readers—and maximize their potential and inclusion in all areas of life. 

Nationwide, turnkey programs that scale

Book celebration RIF reading event in school cafeteria

Make an impact by inspiring the joy of reading in children with Reading Is Fundamental. Our strong relationships and longstanding programs across the country offer frontlines access in the communities that need it most. Whether that’s collaborating on virtual or in-person volunteer opportunities, engaging your consumers through point-of-purchase campaigns, or distributing print and digital books with co-branded engagement materials to support families and educators in your target markets, we can create a customized program to support reading where children live, learn, and play. 

On-staff literacy experts

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Our Reading Is Fundamental team comprises literacy practitioners and credentialed staff to support corporate partner collaboration. Additionally, our Board of Directors, Race, Equity, and Inclusion (REI) National Advisory Board, and Middle School Family Literacy Advisory Board (MSFLAB) provide key expert insights, so we can offer mutually meaningful programs that promote successful reading outcomes. 

Measurable results

students kids reading on floor with bags Goldman Fund and RIF Read for Success

RIF has provided nearly 430 million books to over 160 million children since 1966. With your help, we can keep the momentum going strong. By funding or partnering with RIF, you’re not just putting books in children’s hands—you’re empowering educators and families to instill the joy of reading with resources that meet them where they are. 

Corporate Partner spotlights

Learn about some of our corporate partner programs and see how we’re tackling the literacy crisis together.  

Amazon employee book read-aloud with RIF for literacy


Amazon and RIF have partnered together on innovative and scalable employee volunteerism initiatives since 2021, while supporting students with over 120,000 books and resources for their local schools nationwide. 

Custom partnership opportunities

We love collaborating with companies on ways to align organizational goals while promoting literacy with our research-backed programs and resources. From providing grants that close equity gaps, to helping children see themselves and others through diverse book donations, we’d love to connect on the many ways to get involved with RIF.

View our DGLF spotlight
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For nearly 20 years, we’ve been proud to partner with RIF by supporting the Books for Ownership program, bringing millions of books to students across the country.

Denine Torr
Dollar General Foundation Vice President
Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy

Become a RIF Corporate Partner

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Together, we can make a difference

There’s an alarming children’s literacy crisis in the U.S., and the challenges are even more disconcerting among children in low-income communities, creating further inequities. Learn more about why 25 million children in the United States cannot read proficiently—and why your support matters now more than ever.  

Learn how your company can support children’s literacy through a custom partnership.