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.
Every member's personal enrichment from reading and connection extends to enriching others. Since 2005, the Literacy Society has granted over $200,000 to nonprofit literacy programs and student scholarships in Arizona through net proceeds from memberships and donations. Recently, our generous members met the challenging goal to raise an additional $25,000 for our literacy mission, doubling our grant budget to $50,000.
Annual membership fees and generous donations provide funding for the mission of the Literary Society to make contributions to community organizations making positive impact for literacy in Arizona.
Click here to download the list of 2021-2022 Grantees.
Click here to download the list of 2020-2021 Grantees.
For several years, the Literary Society has supported students of Maryvale High School competing in a writing contest organized by their teacher and librarian, Jean Kilker. During the 2020-2021 school year, seven students submitted short stories.
The $5,000 prize money was awarded as follows: