Mini Grants

Whether you’re a school, preschool, community or faith-based organization that works with children and families — hosting a reading celebration can be a fun way to encourage a love of reading, share books and critical reading resources, and build community.

Oakland Reads supports partners to celebrate literacy on special days throughout the year. Click through the following opportunities to learn more.

Family Reading Celebration Grants

Apply for up to $1,000 to host a Family Reading Celebration with Oakland preschool and elementary students and their families! These events build community while fostering a culture of literacy. Oakland preschools, public elementary schools (district and charter), and non-profit organizations serving children ages 0-8 are encouraged to apply.

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Summer Reading Grants

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to Oakland public elementary schools, preschools, and nonprofit organizations running summer programs with children ages 0-8 that present a clear and compelling idea for how they’ll remove barriers to summer learning, such as access to books at home, and keep kids reading over the break.

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Planning Tools and Resources

Grant recipients or other community members looking to host a reading event can use this section to help prepare a fun and successful event!

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