Cultivating literacy and a lifelong love of reading

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Reading Is On The Decline

While reading remains a cornerstone skill academically and employers continue to rate reading as a critical skill for employment, U.S. students are reading less and less.

1 in 4

1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read.

15 Minutes

Children who read less than 15 minutes a day are likely to encounter only 1.5 million words during their entire academic career.

4 X

Students who do not read proficiently by the 3rd grade are 4 times more likely to drop out of school.

Over 9M

US elementary school students from low-income households are not reading at grade level.

About Grantmaking

Beyond the Carmel Hill Fund Education Program, we provide grants to nonprofits that help develop voracious readers and support adolescent mental health.

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Who We Are

The Carmel Hill Fund Education Program is a nonprofit organization promoting literacy and supporting K-12 student independent reading.

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"Read, Read, Read...Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it."
William Faulkner

Where We Work

The Carmel Hill Fund Education Program is a national organization, but our impact can be seen most strongly in the communities in which we work.


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New York

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