The Readings Foundation
Readings donates 10% of its overall profit to The Readings Foundation each year to support arts, literacy and the community.
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.
Readings donates 10% of its overall profit to The Readings Foundation each year, and crucial funds are also raised from individual donations by Readings customers. You can make a donation to The Foundation at any of our shops in return for gift-wrapping, by attending Readings events and through using the accommodation window service, as well as via the purchase of the anthology Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books. All donations to The Foundation over $2 are tax deductible.
The Readings Foundation Grants 2013 Grant Funding
The Readings Foundation has announced grants totalling $151,319 to support a range of projects and organisations in 2013.
Eleven organisations will receive funding for their projects in 2013, read more about the organisations and their projects here.
Readings Managing Director, Mark Rubbo OAM, said on behalf of the Foundation Trustees, ‘Increasing education and literacy is crucial to enabling people to participate in our community. We see that there is a great need to support community engagement and help improve the general wellbeing of individuals by providing resources and funding programs that will improve literacy and provide education to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity. Thank you to our customers whose generous support and donations make it possible for The Readings Foundation to help those in need.’
The Readings Foundation 2014 Grant Applications
The Readings Foundation supports the development of literacy, community work and the arts through annual grants. Applications are welcomed from Victorian individuals and organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.
Information about applying for The Readings Foundation grant round for projects taking place in 2014 will be posted here in August 2013.
For all enquiries, or to make a donation to The Readings Foundation email Ingrid Josephine at email@example.com.
The Readings Foundation is also pleased to continue its 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.
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.
Weekly literacy tutoring which the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation received a Readings Foundation grant to run in 2010.