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Click here to download the brochure announcing the 2023-2024  Grant Recipients. 

The value of literacy is more than a book.  Together, we advance and impact the cause of literacy through advocacy, funds awarded and opportunities for involvement.

Literacy statistics in Arizona are dire.

  • Only 4 in 10 Arizona students are reading at grade level.
  • Less than half of all third-graders passed the 2022 standardized AzMERIT reading test.
  • AzMERIT scores dropped by 11% from 2019 to 2021.  Disrupted learning due to the pandemic has negatively impacted reading scores even further.
  • Students who struggle to read by the end of third grade are 4 times mores likely to drop out of high school.

Every member's personal enrichment from reading and connection extends to enriching others.  Since 2008, the Literacy Society has granted close to $300,000 to nonprofit literacy programs and student scholarships within Arizona through net proceeds from memberships and donations.  Our generous members exceeded our $30,000 grant challenge during 2023 and we recently granted over $100,000 to eight literacy non profits organizations for 2023-2024. 

Portions of the annual membership donations and other generous contributions provide the funding for the Literary Society to make contributions to organizations whose programs have a positive impact on literacy in Arizona.

2023-2024 Grantees

2022-2023 Grantees 

2021-2022 Grantees

2020-2021 Grantees

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