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.
Nationwide, turnkey programs that scale
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.