About the Fund
Created in 2023, the Early Literacy Fund is designed to help nonprofit organizations focused on improving youth literacy rates in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The fund was created as a response to the chronic literacy crisis, particularly for children in third grade. In 2023, the fail rates on third grade reading assessments rose above 50%, an alarming statistic that spurred the Community Foundation to lead a philanthropic response.
The Early Literacy Fund will be administered in the Community Foundation’s annual competitive grantmaking cycle.