To strengthen early literacy efforts nationwide, The Patterson Foundation recently contributed $250,000 to the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a national movement to increase reading proficiency among children in low-income families. The foundation has been an enterprise funder for the Campaign since 2013, providing more than $1 million in multilayered funding, including strategy and capacity-building support.
This latest contribution will benefit the national network of more than 300 communities working to move the needle on grade-level reading, a crucial indicator of long-term academic success.
The foundation is also a lead supporter of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in Manatee and Sarasota counties. The Suncoast Campaign has earned a variety of accolades including a Pacesetter Honor and the prestigious All-America City Award.