About Our Grants


Since 1987, the Virginia Literacy Foundation (VLF) has funded an average of 25-30 community-based and faith-based adult literacy programs each year with grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. Programs that have been steadily funded by the VLF collectively serve over 10,000 adults annually, using approximately 5,000 volunteers. At the end of January, the VLF announces the availability of  matching grants proposals, which adult literacy organizations are encouraged to use to strengthen their organizations, enhance their capacity to serve adult students, or improve their partnerships and collaborations within their communities. Funds may be used for salaries, for example, as long as the grant’s outcomes and impacts are tied to adult learning. Details about our grants, forms, and mailing instructions sit on the right. Click on the links for more information.

Organizations that are eligible for VLF grants must be 501 (c) 3 organizations that are located in Virginia and work with nonprofit staff, volunteers, and an active Board of Directors. After grant announcements are made, instructions and application forms are placed on the sidebar of this page. Our matching grants are offered in tiered categories that are tied to the number of adult literacy students a program serves with a minimum of 6 hours of instruction.

about our grants