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Founded in 1997 by a motley crew of young people’s authors and illustrators, the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance is a small, action-oriented education and advocacy organization with 501(C)(3) not-for-profit status.
- We create and develop special literacy projects and events that educate adults about young people’s literacy needs and solutions for those needs.
- We create and develop special literature, arts, and humanities projects and events that combat aliteracy, encouraging young people to become lifelong readers, proficient writers, and deft communicators.
- We create and develop special literature, arts, and humanities projects and events that enhance young people’s critical and creative thinking skills.
- We advocate for the rights of every young person to have ready access to reading materials in school and public neighborhood libraries.
- We advocate for young people’s right to read.
$100,000 and above
The Ahmanson Foundation
“The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles County by funding cultural projects in the arts and humanities, education at all levels, health care, programs related to homelessness and underserved populations as well as a wide range of human services.
By supporting non-profit organizations that demonstrate sound fiscal management, efficient operation, and program integrity, the Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life and cultural legacy of the Los Angeles community.”
Homepage, theahmansonfoundation.org (accessed Sep. 18, 2017)
A-Mark Financial Corporation
Incorporated in 1965 by Steven C. Markoff, A-Mark Financial Corporation (AMFC) is involved in deal making asset-based loans. AMFC has donated rent and accounting services to ProCon.org since 2004.
The goals of the A-Mark Foundation are to: “Help a few people and organizations that serve a charitable, educational or humanitarian purpose” and to “Produce and support nonpartisan research, and the understanding of diverse topics by presenting them in a nonpartisan way.”
“Home,” www.amarkfoundation.org (accessed Jan. 12, 2016)
This Santa Monica-based company engages in mid-sized investment banking and asset-based loans.
“The Annenberg Foundation is a family foundation that provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally. The Foundation and its Board of Directors are also directly involved in the community with innovative projects that further its mission to advance public well-being through improved communication. The Foundation encourages the development of effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.”
Statement provided by the Annenberg Foundation to ProCon.org, Nov. 4, 2013
ProCon.org is a recipient of a Google Ad Grants award. The Google Ad Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google’s philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy and the arts. Google Ad Grants is an in-kind advertising program that awards free online advertising to nonprofits via Google AdWords.
Joseph Drown Foundation
The Joseph Drown Foundation (www.jdrown.org) “…attempts to reflect directly the interests of Joseph Drown by focusing its resources on the areas which particularly concerned him. These include education, medical and scientific research; community, health and social services and, to a lesser degree, the arts and humanities.
The Joseph Drown Foundation’s goal is to assist individuals in becoming successful, self-sustaining, contributing citizens.
The Foundation is interested in programs that break down any barrier that prevents a person from continuing to grow and learn.”
“Mission Statement,” www.jdrown.org (accessed Jan 12, 2016)
Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation
“The Members of the Roy & Patricia Disney Family Foundation share a vision for a more equitable, sustainable, and vibrant world. We have three program areas: Empowerment & Equal Opportunity, Bluer/Greener World, and Vibrant Communities. Vulnerable, marginalized or disenfranchised populations are an important focus of the foundation’s work. We invest in innovative solutions and community leaders to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable world in which all people thrive.” Roy and Patricia Disney Foundation, rpdff.org (accessed Nov. 2, 2018)
Steven C. Markoff, in honor of AboutTrump.org
“This nonpartisan, nonprofit web site is a searchable database containing thousands of sourced quotes, comments and facts about Donald J. Trump, his background, family, business, views and actions, people and events around him and related issues.”
AboutTrump.org, Homepage (accessed May 12, 2017)
$25,000 – $99,999
Anonymous Foundation Donor (Texas)
Anonymous Foundation Donor (Texas)
Film Finances, Inc.
“Film Finances helps movies get to the big screen. We provide financiers with a service that gives them an assurance that the film will be delivered on time and that the over-budget costs would not be the financier’s responsibility.”
Homepage, FilmFinances.com (accessed Nov. 7, 2016)
The Green Foundation
“Leonard I. Green was a pioneer in the development of the leveraged buyout industry and founded his company Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. in 1989. The Green Foundation, with a primary focus on the arts, education, and human services, seeks to preserve and enhance Leonard’s philanthropic vision.”
“Homepage,” www.ligf.org (accessed Nov. 7, 2015)
Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP
Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley is Idaho’s largest business law firm.
“Our collective experience lets us provide solutions to the challenges of doing business, from formation to exit. Whether one-on-one counsel or a team approach, we tailor our services to meet our clients’ needs at competitive Idaho rates.”
“About Us,” www.hawleytroxell.com (accessed Nov. 15, 2012)
The Roddenberry Foundation
“Gene Roddenberry, through compassion and creativity, brought to his audiences meaningful and thought-provoking science fiction. His aim was to push people to ‘think, question and challenge the status quo of the world in which we live’ with the intention of creating ‘a brighter future’… Eugene ‘Rod’ Roddenberry took his father’s philosophy to heart and in 2010 decided to harness the inspiration and build on the values embodied by Gene’s ideals by establishing The Roddenberry Foundation… and building the Roddenberry legacy beyond the Star Trek universe, turning science fiction into science fact, and creating tangible and meaningful change in communities.”
“Mission” and “Foundation,” www.roddenberryfoundation.org (accessed Mar. 25, 2015)
Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
“The Arthur N. Rupe Foundation is dedicated to achieving positive social change by shining the light of truth on critical and controversial issues through the support of scholarly studies, education, research, and public debates, and by the dissemination of the results via a variety of media to all segments of the public.”
Homepage, rupefoundation.org (accessed Sep. 18, 2017)
$10,000 – $24,000
Anonymous Foundation Donor (New York)
“Credo Reference is an information skills solutions provider that serves libraries worldwide. We build platforms and instructional materials that enable the flexible configuration of content, technology and services for the purpose of connecting learners, faculty and teachers, librarians and publishers. Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.”
“About Credo,” credoreference.com (accessed Jan. 10, 2018)
is a quarterly journal of opinion and research that bases its editorial policy on the premise that the education sector is ripe for major change and reform. New content is available daily on their blog.
www.educationnext.org (accessed Nov. 19, 2015)
The Herb Block Foundation
“When Herb Block died in October 2001, he left $50 million with instructions to create a foundation to encourage the art of editorial cartooning and to support charitable and educational programs that help promote and support the causes he championed during his 72 years of cartooning. The Foundation is committed to defending basic freedoms, combating all forms of discrimination and prejudice and improving the condition of the poor and underprivileged. In addition, the Foundation seeks to provide educational opportunities through scholarships, and to promote editorial cartooning through continuing research.”
“Foundation,” herbblockfoundation.org (accessed Mar. 26, 2020)
Michael Klein Foundation
National Conversation Project
“National Conversation Project seeks to mend the frayed fabric of America by bridging divides one conversation at a time. We promote monthly conversation opportunities as well as National Weeks of Conversation inviting people of all stripes to revitalize America together. NCP aggregates, aligns, and amplifies the efforts of more than 100 hosting partners to mainstream conversations in which we listen first to understand.”
“Revitalizing America Together,” nationalconversationproject.org (accessed Sep. 25, 2018)
“Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant Media’s (www.participantmedia.com) content combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for real world impact and awareness around the most pressing global issues of our time. As an industry content leader, Participant annually produces up to six narrative feature films, five documentary films, three episodic television series, and more than 40 hours of digital short form programming, through its digital subsidiary SoulPancake—all aimed at entertainment that inspires social awareness and engaging audiences to participate in positive social change… Through its worldwide network of traditional and digital distribution, aligned with partnerships with key non-profit and NGO organizations, Participant is positioned uniquely within the industry to engage a rapidly growing audience while bringing global awareness and action to today’s most vital issues.”
Participant Media, participantmedia.com (accessed Nov. 2, 2018)
Todd M. Morgan Foundation
$1,000 – $9,999
Mark & Susan Babst
Howard & Karen Baldwin
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The Peckham Family Foundation
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Santa Barbara Chocolate
The Skyscrape Foundation
Clayton SmithSteve Sparks
Shirley E. Starke-Wallace
$100 – $999
Dennis V. Alfieri
Artists for Literacy
P. & C. Belcher
Anonymous in memory of Elizabeth Cain
Judy Brown Caro
Ellen Chestnut in memory of Aunt Rose Goldmintz
Wilson & Nancy Coudon
M. Del Castillo
The Elite OC
Arthur Morgan, in honor of Jeff Harris
Help Crush Sam’s Cancer
Erica and Richard Hiersteiner
L Michael Howell
C. T. Jones
Lea Ann King
Ed Lynch in memory of PFC Charles Edward Lynch
Philip and Sally Magaram
Bruce McNall, in memory of Alan Thicke
S. Louis Rathje
Renaissance Charitable Foundation
Ryan SakamotoEdward Sawicki
Larry ShumanAnne Sipos
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