50% Matching Grant – Literacy For A Lifetime


Literacy for a Lifetime – a 50% Matching Grant Program


Usborne Literacy for a LifetimeLiteracy for a Lifetime  is a matching grant program partnering Usborne Books and More parent company Educational Development Corporation (EDC) with businesses, foundations, and individuals to support local educational institutions. Literacy for a Lifetime provides a 50% matching grant for schools, libraries and community education. For example, if a corporation or foundation awards a grant of $10,000 for a local school and the school uses those funds to purchase Usborne and Kane/Miller Books from Educational Development Corporation, EDC will match the grant with an additional $5,000 in products. (Minimum grant purchase $250)

Grant Funds
Use grant funds to purchase books through Usborne Books & More, and receive 50% more in additional books of your choice. Over 2,000 Usborne & Kane/Miller titles to choose from for infants through high school age!

Grant recipients have full control over selections from the full EDC product line for both purchase and match titles.  A Literacy for a Lifetime matching grant is an excellent way to expand your library collection, build a leveled book room, or provide supplemental classroom materials.

The following are some examples of qualifying grants:

  • State and Federal grants
  • Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies
  • Literacy through School Libraries
  • Migrant Education
  • Even Start/Head Start
  • Special Education Preschool Grants
  • Small, Rural School Achievement Program
  • Education for Homeless Children and Youth
  • Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers
  • Reading First
  • Early Reading First
  • Striving Readers
  • Corporate donations or grants
  • Foundation grants
  • PTA/PTSA grants
  • Individual donations

For more information on this generous program, email Cathy to help with your LFL grant match.

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3 Responses to 50% Matching Grant – Literacy For A Lifetime

  1. Michelle says:

    We would like more information on how to apply for the Literacy for a Lifetime 50% grant. Would you please send me some more information and application form. We are a small library located in Hammond, WI, located 20-40 minutes from any larger community.

    Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Michelle Johnson
    Hammond Community Library
    Library Director

  2. Charley Sanchez says:

    My question would be, do we the consultant have to apllue for the grant or does the organiization have to apply for grant and then they would purchase.books through us and recieve an afditional 50% of that grant in free merchandise witj usborne?

  3. cathyreads says:

    Most often, Consultants work with organizations who have received grants to fulfill their grant needs. They then receive their choice of 50% in additional complimentary titles. However, it is also possible to help organizations with grant writing to help them specifically write a grant for our books. Let me know if you have additional questions regarding this matching grant program.

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