early childhood reading grants

We're helping kids across the nation get a head start on reading.


Reading makes a world of difference in learning. That’s why we award grants to schools, libraries and non-profit organizations that support programs like after-school reading events and weekend book clubs.


Each Early Childhood Reading Grant is $2,000. We accept grant applications between noon CST March 1 and noon CST April 30 each year. Target funds programs that foster a love of reading and encourage young children, preschool through third grade, to read together with their families. Reading grants support programs such as library storytimes and family reading nights. Programs must take place between September 2014 and August 2015.

early childhood reading grant recipients

Congratulations to the 2013 Early Childhood Reading Grant recipients!