Recent Grants Empower Our Mission

Walmart State Giving Program 

With $40,000 from Walmart Foundation, Read to Grow has purchased a new van. The 2017 Chrysler Ram ProMaster 1500 is already on the road, driven by Israel “Izzy” Oliveras. Izzy makes numerous book pick-ups and deliveries every week around the state. He expects to log more than 15,000 miles on the van’s odometer in the coming year.

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven awarded Read to Grow a three-year grant totaling $52,000 to fund our Books for Babies program in Griffin, Saint Raphael and Yale New Haven hospitals and to support nine Book Places and five Partnerships in New Haven County and the Valley.

Pitney Bowes Foundation

For the ninth year, Pitney Bowes has backed Read to Grow, this year with $25,000. The grant is significant to our Books for Babies program in operating in St. Vincent’s and Bridgeport hospitals and will enable operations at four Book Places in Bridgeport.

The Bowerbird

The Bowerbird gift shop in Old Lyme gave $5,355 to Read to Grow as the beneficiary of proceeds from its gift-wrapping fee during the period from November 2015 through October 2016. We are grateful to have been selected for this philanthropic program at the store.