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McKnight Foundation to Fund Literacy Efforts for Early Grades

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The Minneapolis-based McKnight Foundation has decided to start a grant program to help children in the Twin Cities learn to read by the end of 3rd grade, according to the Philanthropy News Digest and a press release from the foundation.

Often with foundations, as they decide to fund a new area, they stop funding in another area. And this is the case with the McKnight Foundation. The foundation plans to discontinue grants for fatherhood development, parenting skills building, and family economic success.

I'm aware of a number of foundations that fund adolescent literacy; I haven't had an opportunity yet in reporting on the reading beat to learn about those that have a track record of funding literacy in the early grades.

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