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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.

In the News

As seen on, Mrs. Bush recently joined author Brad Meltzer for a special story time.


Join us as we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Celebration of Reading Dallas/Fort Worth. Featuring guest appearances by members of the Bush family and New York Times best-selling authors.


Barbara Bush Foundation President & CEO Liza McFadden focuses on early literacy, educational technology, and adult literacy.


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

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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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Celebrate reading with Bush family members, best-selling authors, and other special guests.

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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