The Readings Foundation

The Readings Foundation was established by Readings’ managing director Mark Rubbo in 2009 to support Victorian individuals and organisations that wish to further the development of literacy, community work and the arts.

Grant Recipients for 2015

In 2015, the Readings Foundation grant funding will have a strong focus on those organisations directly supporting disadvantaged communities by way of literacy and educational assistance programs. Leaning towards direct human contact at the individual level with subsequent impact on greater social change, The Readings Foundation is proud to award grants to the following organisations:

You can read more about these recipients and their projects here.

In addition to these important initiatives, The Readings Foundation will also be providing ongoing support to our longstanding partnerships with the Sacred Heart Mission and the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) program.

Past Grant Recipients

You can also read about successful applicants for Readings Foundation grants over the past years:

About the Foundation

Readings donates 10% of its overall profit to The Readings Foundation each year, and crucial funds are also raised from donations by Readings customers.

The Readings Foundation grant committee includes Readings managing director Mark Rubbo, author Helen Garner, Peter Donoghue (ex-managing director of Publishers John Wiley Australia), Gerald Smith (Phase III Accounting) plus current and former Readings staff members.

For all enquiries about The Readings Foundation email the Grants Officer Bronte Coates at

Make a Donation

You can make a donation to The Readings Foundation using the online form below. All donations to The Readings Foundation over $2 are tax deductible.