The deadline for Literacy Empowerment Foundation (LEF) Matching Book Grants for Pre-K to grade 2 is September 30, 2012.
LEF has increased the size of the matching grants available to $20,000 per school. A school can now order $40,000 worth of books and pay only $20,000. (Any amount up to $20,000.00 will be matched.) This is a limited time offer that requires no special screening or applications. Any school or literacy based program/project can simply go to the website and fill out an order form.
The Matching Book Grant Program offers Guided Reading and Independent Reading Collections. Guided Reading Collections consist of six copies each of 24 titles (144 books total). Independent Reading Collections consist of one copy each of 144 titles. With each set of Guided Reading and/or Independent Reading Collections purchased at the regular price, an additional set of the school’s choice will be included free of charge.
Visit the LEF Matching Grants webpage to see the list of collections. View the titles in each collection by clicking on collection names.
LEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that also offers free softcover books through the Reading Resource Project, ELL / ESL / ESOL Collections for as little as 33 cents per book, and an Award Program for Outstanding Educators. See their website for more information.