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Early Literacy Fund

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About the Fund

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.

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