Charitable Organization

Reach Out And Read

Incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together

Reach Out And Read
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Reach Out And Read

From the Brian Gallagher

The best opportunity to influence a child's future is in the first five years, a critical window of rapid brain development that does not occur at any other time. Children who hear fewer words during early childhood start school developmentally behind their peers and may never catch up.

When families read aloud to their young children, they can give them a better start to life. With unparalleled access to families with young children, Reach Out and Read medical providers give books to children at more than 10 well-child visits from infancy until they start school. More importantly, they encourage families to read aloud and engage with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers every day.

CEO

Reach Out And Read

$12.4m

Annual Budget
Year ended June 2017
Program Spend
81%
Fundraising Spend
12%
Management Spend
7%
EIN
043481253
Founded
1999
Brian Gallagher
CEO
Headquarters
Boston, MA
# Employees
56
# Volunteers
30000
By the numbers

The impact

25%

We reach 1 in 4 low-income families. .

33K

Medical providers are trained to deliver the Reach Out and Read program .

Reach Out And Read

Instagram

1 day ago - @reachoutandread

At Reach Out and Read, we believe that children are our future - and we’ve been supported by many young people who share this vision! Today, we’d like to thank 14-year-old Benjamin Freedland, of Yakima, WA, for dedicating his @boyscoutsofamerica Eagle Scout project to collecting an amazing 1,000 books for Reach Out and Read! • #Books #BookDrive #EagleScouts #Washington #Kids #Reading

2 days ago - @reachoutandread

Recommended reading by Dr. Terri McFadden, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics at @emoryuniversity School of Medicine, President of the Georgia Chapter of @aap_pediatrics, and Medical Director of @reachoutandreadgeorgia. As a Reach Out and Read pediatrician, she loves giving these books to patients. Which of these classics is your favorite?

4 days ago - @reachoutandread

Members of @kappapsi Pharmaceutical Fraternity across the country have worked extensively over the last year to support Reach Out and Read - including the Gamma Kappa chapter at @sdstatepics, who helped build a literacy-rich waiting room at Avera Medical Group Brookings! We would love to send a big thank you to Gamma Kappa and all members of Kappa Psi - keep up the great work!

1 week ago - @reachoutandread

Thank you to Dick Robinson, CEO, Jessie Lyons, National Board Member, Roe Lathan and the whole team at Scholastic for making our national board meeting so special. @scholasticinc #cliffordthebigreddog

1 week ago - @reachoutandread

Posted @withrepost •

Today we’re sending a big thank you to @theuniqueclassroom and her class of third graders, who, along with families and teachers at their school, collected over 500 books for @childrensphila! This incredible gift is going to make an amazing difference in the lives of so many children and families - thank you!!

1 week ago - @reachoutandread

1 week ago - @reachoutandread

Here’s a great story out of Tennessee to brighten up your Monday! Thank you to Dr. Mary Heath for sending us this awesome photo - we’re pretty proud of Julian too!

1 week ago - @reachoutandread

As a daughter of a school librarian, mother of two girls, and a pediatrician that has delivered the Reach Out and Read intervention to thousands of families, she knows that reading to your little ones works! Reach Out and Read celebrates all moms this Mother’s Day. #ReadAloud #MomsRule

2 weeks ago - @reachoutandread

Did you know Reach Out and Read provides bilingual books to serve the cultural needs of our families? Here’s a snapshot from Lancaster Health Center, supported by Reach Out and Read Lancaster County, where books in Swahili, Nepali and other languages were secured with a generous gift by the @hersheycompany!

Reach Out And Read

Where your money goes

$20

Helps us reach one more child

$50

Helps us reach one more family

$100

Helps us train one more doctor

$1.0k

Helps us provide 50 children books

Where their money goes

Grants made

These are some of the grants Reach Out and Read Inc has made in recent years to other charities.

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The Shriners Hospital for Children

Tampa • Shriners Hospitals for Children specializes in pediatric orthopedics, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip/palate.

2 grant(s) totalling $-2

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Partners Healthcare System Inc

Somerville • Their main area of work is health issues, especially community health systems. They are a very small organization with an income of $0.

2 grant(s) totalling $-2

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South End Community Health Center Inc

Boston • South End Community Health Center: We are a comprehensive healthcare organization for all residents of the South End and the surrounding neighborhoods.

2 grant(s) totalling $-2

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Child Health Foundation of Boston Inc

Boston • Their main area of work is In-faculty group practice association. They are a medium organization with an income of $11.6m.

2 grant(s) totalling $-2

Who backs them

Grants received

These are some of the foundations and charities that have funded Reach Out and Read Inc in recent years.

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Boston Foundation Inc

Boston • Greater Boston’s community foundation: a partner in philanthropy, a major funder, think tank, convener and civic leader.

3 grant(s) totalling $115k

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Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts Inc

New Bedford • Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

3 grant(s) totalling $40k

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Minnesota Community Foundation

Saint Paul • Their main area of work is philanthropy, voluntarism and grantmaking, especially community foundations. They are a very large organization with an income of $99.1m.

3 grant(s) totalling $60k

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Harold H Bate Foundation Inc

New Bern • Their main area of work is philanthropy, voluntarism and grantmaking, especially private independent foundations. They are a large organization with an income of $34.9m.

3 grant(s) totalling $15k

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Foundation for the Carolinas

Charlotte • The Robinson Center for Civic Leadership is the flagship program of Foundation For The Carolinas, and serves as a home for civic engagement.

3 grant(s) totalling $110k

Educational Organization

United Way of Greenville County Incorporated

Greenville • Their main area of work is Community Chest, United Way, etc.. They are a large organization with an income of $19.5m.

3 grant(s) totalling $142k

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