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We’ve received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, which means we’re accountable, transparent, and financially healthy! View the Report
Sound fiscal management and a commitment to accountability and transparency have earned CLI a Gold Participant rating. View the Report
High Impact Philanthroy
UPenn’s Center for High-Impact Philanthropy identified CLI as on organization where charitable dollars can do the most good. View the Report
Walk into a CLI classroom and you immediately know it's a place to learn and grow. It's a place you wish every child had the opportunity to be.
Other Ways to Give
Donate By Check
CLI welcomes your gift. Please make your check payable to “Children’s Literacy Initiative” and mail to:
Children’s Literacy Initiative
990 Spring Garden St., Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Donate via Donor-Advised Fund
Click here to recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund (DAF) to support Children's Literacy Initiative.
Donate Stocks and Securities
Appreciated securities that you have owned for more than one year make excellent charitable gifts. Click below for transmittal instructions if you wish to make a gift to CLI in the form of publicly traded stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares.
IRA Charitable Rollover
If you are 70½ or older, you can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), also known as an IRA Charitable Rollover, of up to $100,000 directly to CLI to maximize your charitable impact.
Consult with your plan administrator, professional or tax advisor to discuss the tax benefits and restrictions that may apply to your specific situation.
Foundation & Corporate Giving
For more information, please contact Janet Pinkerton at email@example.com.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers match charitable contributions made by current or former employees and their spouses. If your company is eligible, please contact your HR office.
Two thirds of American children cannot read proficiently at the end of 3rd grade.
In low-income neighborhoods there is only 1 age appropriate book for every 300 children.
A child who cannot read
proficiently by third grade is
more likely to leave
high school without a diploma.
In coaching, teachers work with a master educator before, during and after a lesson, getting feedback on their implementation of a newly learned teaching skill.
Coaches & mentors are found to be highly effective in helping teachers implement a new skill.
Numerous studies have shown coaching to be successful at changing teacher practice and improving student learning.
For the 2019-20 fiscal year only 15% of all expenses went towards administration and fundraising costs, the remaining 85% were dedicated solely to the delivery of services to schools.
Federal Tax ID# 23-2515768
For a better look at how Children's Literacy Initiative helps both teachers and children, and how your donations make that possible, check out our most recent annual report here.
Check out our past annual reports below.