The Literacy Enrichment Grant offers $1000 in funding that can be used for project-oriented or experiential learning opportunities designed to bring literacy to life.

The Literacy Enrichment Grant is a flexible grant designed to make reading and writing come alive for kids and all about infusing literacy with FUN! The Literacy Enrichment Grant offers up to $1000 in funding that can be used for project-oriented or experiential learning opportunities that bring literacy to life. The goals of this grant are to create excitement around literacy; encourage an appreciation of alternative learning opportunities; engage with parents/caregivers around literacy; inspire children to try new things; and enrich young people’s lives with literacy.


An organization, program, or facility must meet these requirements to apply for the Literacy Enrichment Grant:

  • Community/nonprofit organizations, youth-serving programs, libraries, or schools located in New Hampshire or Vermont.
  • Serve children from birth to age 12 (or within that range).
  • At least 35% of the children served must qualify for free or reduced lunch, reduced program tuition, or a scholarship.
  • At least 30 kids must participate in the program, either virtually or in-person.
  • Organizations with an enthusiastic and organized coordinator willing to collaborate with CLiF on planning, organizing, and communicating about your project.
  • The proposed project, event, field trip, etc. must connect directly with literacy/building engagement with reading/writing.


  • Family Literacy Event with a CLiF presenter, book giveaway, literacy workshop, and/or reimbursement for food at an event to engage with children and their families around literacy.
  • Tickets to a multi-cultural performance or museum that links to a literacy curriculum unit and enhances understanding of other lived experiences.
  • Connecting to a literary theme with books, field trips, and/or special guest presenter. 
  • Red Clover or Ladybug Award parade, books, and school decorations.
  • Afterschool book club, chess club, graphic novel cafe, writing workshop, etc.
  • Songwriting workshops & performance.
  • Self-publishing and printing costs.
  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.
  • Earth Day celebration, book giveaway, and naturalist.
  • School vacation week youth programming.
  • Your creative ideas are welcome as well!

Application Deadline

This grant is closed. For FY25, we will offer two separate grant application deadlines in October 2024 and March 2025.

CLiF has served over 350,000 children since 1998.

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