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Empowering children and their parents to succeed

Through our family literacy programs, young children are prepared to start school ready, and parents are given a second chance to improve their literacy skills.

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Tuesday, March 6, marks the 29th anniversary of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. What better way to celebrate than to find out how much you know about our founder, Barbara Bush? Try a fun, five-question quiz to find out just how much you really know – and maybe even learn something new!


Join us at the 2018 National Celebration of Reading in Washington, D.C. on May 9, 2018. Enjoy an entertaining evening in our nation’s capital featuring bestselling authors, benefiting family literacy programs of the Barbara Bush Foundation.


Learn about our efforts to pass literacy from parents, to children, to families—to the world.

AfterSchool Literacy

Learn about Extending and Enhancing Literacy Learning in Afterschool Programs in our new report, a practice guide from the Barbara Bush Foundation supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. It was created to help afterschool providers nationwide incorporate literacy skill development into their programs.


We’ve just taken the next step in our journey to revolutionize adult literacy learning.

Annual Report

As a public charity, we rely on the generosity of our donors and take very seriously our responsibility to maximize the value of your contributions. We are committed to accountability and efficiency in our operations, prioritizing the highest possible social return on investment.

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In tackling America’s Biggest Challenge.

Make A Donation

Your donation directly benefits literacy programs across the nation because 100% of the Foundation’s fundraising expenses are paid from other sources.

Join us at an Event

Celebrate reading with Bush family members, best-selling authors, and other special guests.

Match Your Gift

Take advantage of your employer’s matching gift program and double the impact of your support.

Planned Giving

The gift of reading lasts forever. Leave a lasting legacy that will help advance a more literate America and build a stronger nation.

Get in Touch

You may also contact us by phone at 850.562.5300 or by mail at:
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
516 North Adams Street • Tallahassee, Florida 32301