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Empowering children and their parents to succeed

Through our family literacy programs, young children are prepared to start school ready, and parents are given a second chance to improve their literacy skills.

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Your donation to the Barbara Bush Foundation helps fund talented teachers for our very youngest students (age birth through age 3), build home libraries for thousands of children in need, and train teen volunteers to become reading mentors.


We are excited to be leading the Voices for Literacy initiative: a collaborative group of committed organizations coming together right now, leveraging their expertise and resources to ensure that everyone has an opportunity for education no matter their age. How much do you know about Literacy? Start Literacy Trivia now, and find out!

Champion for Literacy

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy presented Senator Lamar Alexander with its highest honor—the Champion for Literacy award—during the National Celebration of Reading on May 4, 2017.

AfterSchool Literacy

Learn about Extending and Enhancing Literacy Learning in Afterschool Programs in our new report, a practice guide from the Barbara Bush Foundation supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. It was created to help afterschool providers nationwide incorporate literacy skill development into their programs.


Announcing the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

Annual Report

Committed to accountability, efficiency, and transparency, we pledge to be good stewards of the funds entrusted to us by our generous donors.

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Your donation directly benefits literacy programs across the nation because 100% of the Foundation’s fundraising expenses are paid from other sources.

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Planned Giving

The gift of reading lasts forever. Leave a lasting legacy that will help advance a more literate America and build a stronger nation.

Get in Touch

You may also contact us by phone at 850.562.5300 or by mail at:
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
516 North Adams Street • Tallahassee, Florida 32301