Read To Succeed chosen for 'A Community Thrives' grant program

Sep 23, 2020 at 08:00 am by literacymatters

Read To Succeed and A Community Thrives

Read To Succeed is thrilled to announce its participation in A Community Thrives, a program of the Gannett Foundation and the USA TODAY NETWORK.

This is the Foundation's largest community-based grant-making initiative, which offers nonprofit organizations an opportunity to compete for grants through crowdfunding. There are over 900 participating nonprofits all across the country. To qualify for a grant, Read To Succeed needs to meet a fundraising goal of $3,000. The fundraising window is September 21 through October 16, and donations for Read To Succeed can be made at acommunitythrives.mightycause.com/organization/Read-To-Succeed-1.

"Read To Succeed is very excited for this funding opportunity through Gannett's Community Thrives grant making and crowdfunding initiative," said Read To Succeed Executive Director Jolene Radnoti. "Our organization relies on the support of the neighbors, friends, family, and peers to sustain free programs and services for adults and children in the local community who struggle with basic literacy skills."

Read To Succeed

Read To Succeed improves lives in Rutherford County by offering free literacy programs and events. Read To Succeed supports this mission by fostering literacy partnerships between providers, educators, community helpers, and business owners, creating events and programming to promote literacy, and providing resources.

A Community Thrives

A Community Thrives, a program of the Gannett Foundation and the USA TODAY NETWORK, is the Foundation's largest community-based grant-making initiative offering nonprofit organizations an opportunity to compete for grants and to leverage our national network for crowdfunding.

The A Community Thrives program is a way to share community building ideas on the national stage, gain support through donations and local connections, and have a chance at receiving a portion of grants to support your program's success. 

In 2019, the Gannett Foundation granted $2,010,000 to support 136 organizations in 92 cities across the country, and an additional $2,513,658 was funded through individual contributions to support 1,525 participating organizations.



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