When kids learn to read, their lives are transformed forever. A gift of $25 will provide books for five students to take home and keep.

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The impact of your donation

    • $5,500 – supports five students in Reading Partners for a full school year*
    • $1,100 – supports one student in Reading Partners for a full school year*
    • $500 – provides a Read Aloud Library for one reading center
    • $100 – allows 20 students to take a book home to keep
    • $50 – funds onboarding and training for a group of new volunteer tutors
    • $25 – provides books for five students to take home and keep

*National average cost per student. Source: MDRC Study.

Other ways to give

Donate by credit card

You can make a gift online here. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations, and we will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.

Donate by wire or electronic transfer (ACH) (no fees) 

Please email us at to request our EFT/Wire form. This form contains our bank information and allows us to direct your gift appropriately. Once completed, you may initiate the transfer electronically through your bank.

Donate by check

If you wish to mail a check, please make it out to Reading Partners and send it to the address below. If you’d like your gift to support our program in a specific region, please specify the region on your check’s memo line.

Attn: Kristin Jensen, Gift Processing Associate
180 Grand Ave. Suite 800 Oakland, CA 94612

Donate by stock 

Please email us at to request a stock donation form. This form contains our brokerage information, and allows us to thank you for your generous support and direct your gift appropriately. Once completed, you may initiate the stock transfer electronically with your brokerage firm.

Donate by phone

Please call (510) 444-9800 (ext. 1104). If you reach our voicemail, please let us know the best time and number to reach you, and we’ll call you back as soon as possible.

Make a legacy gift

With charitable gift planning, you can leave a legacy that will continue to impact students for years to come. A charitable bequest is the most familiar type of legacy gift. As a donor, you are able to direct an executor or trustee to make a gift to Reading Partners through a will or trust. You maintain complete control over the assets during your lifetime, and you can change your instructions for their ultimate distribution at any time. Please contact Martha Tesfaye (National Director of Major Gifts) at or call us at (510) 444-9800 (ext. 1104) to inquire about supporting us in this way.

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