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.

For the month of September 2014, all donations made to the Readings Foundation will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.


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.


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 Tate Jerrems at foundation@readings.com.au.


2015 Grants Now Open


Applications for the Readings Foundation Grants 2015 are now open. Grant applications close Friday 31 October.

Download the application form here. (Please note, this is a pdf download.)


Past Grant Recipients


Some of the projects we are supporting in 2014 include RISE (Refugee Survivors and Ex-Detainees), The Wheeler Centre, VACCA (Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency), Save the Children, 100 Story Building, Reading Out of Poverty and Stella Prize. Read more about these recipients here.

You can also read about all the successful applicants for Readings Foundation grants from 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

The Readings Foundation is also pleased to provide ongoing support of the Sacred Heart Mission, the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) program and the Glenfern Writers' Studio.