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A Giving Society for Change

Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Giving Society is our opportunity to recognize loyal donors who make philanthropic commitments of $10,000 or more annually, and significantly elevate the work CLI undertakes to undo inequities in education and provide best in class culturally sustaining literacy instruction for children. 

Our Giving Society donors are individuals and families who, through their annual support and engagement, demonstrate their generosity and commitment to transforming early learning and literacy outcomes for 100,000 Black and Latinx children across the country and directly driving equity and racial justice in education. 

With your support, we will cultivate joyful readers who will change the world.


With your gift to Children’s Literacy Initiative today, you will join a movement of supporters and advocates for reading. The investments you make as a member of CLI’s Giving Society will have generational impact. Children who become strong readers by the end of third grade are set on a path of abundant life outcomes. You will play an active role in safeguarding high-quality reading education that children impacted by systemic inequity deserve.

At every Giving Society donor level, we honor those who champion our mission and work.  


Literacy Partners

$10,000 $20,000 annually 

Annual unrestricted gifts help CLI as it improves outcomes for children. An investment such as yours helps CLI, for example, to provide hundreds of families and caregivers high-quality picture books to take home, and the opportunity to learn the basics of reading development, how to select “just-right” books, and how to use read aloud time to foster a love of reading and learning with their children.

Literacy Guardians 

$20,000 $25,000 annually 

Annual unrestricted gifts help CLI drive teachers’ success in the classroom and build lasting capacity for teachers. An investment such as yours, for example, helps CLI provide teachers with year-round, weekly job-embedded, and individualized support from CLI coaches with deep early literacy expertise.


Literacy Champions

$25,000+ annually 

Annual unrestricted gifts help CLI as it delivers the high-quality & culturally sustaining literacy instruction children deserve. An investment such as yours helps CLI, for example, work directly with children identified – by formative data and teacher observation – as needing supplemental support, providing daily reading intervention to accelerate a child’s pathway to literacy attainment.

LIT Society members stay connected to CLI throughout the year with regular updates and engagement opportunities, including newsletters and CEO Breakfast Briefings. In gratitude, LIT Society members will also be recognized on CLI’s donor wall and in select publications.

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