Raise a Glass for Reading!
This evening we host our annual fundraiser, Raise a Glass for Reading, to raise funds to support programs that help teachers and students succeed. Make a gift and showcase your commitment to children's literacy, early childhood education, and social justice.
With your investment, we can amplify reading outcomes for Black and Latinx children. Your investment will enable CLI and its partners to normalize anti-racist, culturally sustaining early literacy instruction and catalyze generational impact at the onset of every Black and Latinx child's literacy journey.
Our 2021-22 School Year
Other Ways to Give
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. Your investment will enable CLI and its partners to normalize anti-racist, culturally sustaining early literacy instruction and catalyze generational impact at the onset of every Black and Latinx child's literacy journey.
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
Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers match charitable contributions made by current or former employees and their spouses. Click the button below to see if your employer will match your donation.
Donate Stocks and Securities
Contact us for transmittal instructions if you wish to make a gift to CLI in the form of appreciated securities—publicly traded stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares.
Donate via Donor-Advised Fund
Click here to recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund (DAF) to support Children's Literacy Initiative.
Foundation & Corporate Giving
For more information, please contact Naimah Bilal at email@example.com.
Leave a Legacy
By choosing to support CLI through your bequests and estate plans, you are leaving a legacy that reflects your life - one that will transform future generations of powerful readers, writers and thinkers.
Trusted & Validated
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
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.