Founded in 2011, The Kidsville News Literacy & Education Foundation, is a recognized non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation under the laws of the State of North Carolina and registered with the IRS.
Monetary donations to the foundation are tax deductible. In addition to financial contributions,the Foundation also accepts in-kind donations.
Annually, the foundation awards grants to qualified organizations.
Grants may be awarded only for the purpose of promoting education
and improving literacy among America’s youth. Funds distributed by the foundation cannot be used to solicit or generate funds from or for political organizations, lobbying
activities, budget deficits, religious organizations or for religious purposes.
Despite continuous efforts to provide reading and educational resources to our nation’s youth, illiteracy still remains a serious problem with nearly 33 perecent of our fourth grade children reading below grade level here in the United States as shown by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. By providing “free” reading resources like Kidsville News!, the foundation strives to improve this statistic, and in turn, help prepare our children
for future success.
The Kidsville News Literacy and Education Foundation’s mission is to improve literacy, education and character development among America’s young children by providing support for various early literacy and learningbased initiatives nationwide. The foundation
approves grants to qualified projects and institutions that endeavor to instill strong reading and education skills and solid character-development traits in America’s youth.