GGS Early Literacy
Building Critical Skills
The GGS Early Literacy program promotes literacy for children, including acquisition of reading, writing, and comprehension skills, and application of literacy skills to critical thinking and self-expression.
ORGANIZATIONS WE FUND
Those serving at-promise students from preschool through third grade in Marin and San Francisco counties.
PROGRAMS WE FUND
Programs that are entirely dedicated to early literacy programming, with strong evaluation methods in place and a proven record of effectiveness. Requests may be for general or program support.
Programs that are community-based and infuse literacy into in-school and/or out-of-school programs, with a particular focus on students facing adversity (e.g. English Language Learners). Requests may be for specific program support, to strengthen evaluation methods, and/or for projects designed to build collaboration with other literacy programs.
HOW TO APPLY
If you have reviewed the application criteria above and would like to apply, you will be able to access the application in the grants portal when the submission period is open.
GGS EARLY LITERACY GRANTEES
HOW TO REAPPLY
Grantees who have received funding within the past year and wish to be considered for subsequent grant funding should submit an application. The application questions can be found here. Please note, the foundation no longer requires grant reports for single-year grants. Abbreviated reporting questions are incorporated into the application. Click the checkbox for the prompt “Did you receive a Bella Vista grant last year?” and answer the additional questions before moving to the narrative section. Please contact Araceli Ayala, Grants Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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