Innovation Grants

The mission of the National Literacy Directory is to help individuals find local literacy and education programs and testing centers in their areas. Each year, more than 50,000 potential students and volunteers are connected with the 7,000+ educational agencies currently listed in the National Literacy Directory.

The National Literacy Directory wants to recognize and reward innovative literacy and education programs that are finding solutions to persistent challenges. That's why we are issuing this call for brief applications to support your efforts. The fourth in a series of $1,000 grants is available to programs listed in the National Literacy Directory. Click there to access the application.


These Directory members were recently selected to receive Innovation Grant Awards for their successful and innovative approaches to increasing programmatic reach. Literacy and education programs listed in the Directory are eligible to apply for an Innovation Grant. To join the Directory, submit your member listing here.

  • Kalamazoo Literacy Council
  • Literacy Works (Chicago)
  • Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE)
  • Santa Barbara Public Library System (SBPLS)
  • Community Action Project of Tulsa County

Read about the winners

The Directory is managed by the National Center for Families Learning. For the latest Directory updates, additional grant opportunities, and access to free learning resources, subscribe to NCFL's monthly e-newsletter.