Reading Is The Way Up Fund
The Reading is the Way Up was established by City National Bank at the California Community Foundation in 2004 to create a funding resource to purchase books for school libraries in the communities where we work and live.
In addition to buying books, this City National Bank community initiative includes book drives, encouraging volunteers to read in local schools, working with schools to improve libraries, and creating special events to get kids excited about reading, sending mascot Blue to schools across the state.
Research confirms that children learn better when they have access to books. Yet today’s public school libraries are out-of-date and understocked.
By ensuring that the K-12 public schools have the necessary resources to create and maintain their libraries, City National Bank’s Reading is the Way Up initiative will help children discover the joy of reading and experience a lifelong love of books.
Individuals can help kids learn to love reading and improve our school libraries by making a secure, tax-deductible contribution to this fund.
The Reading is the Way Up Fund is a fiscal sponsorship fund of CCF Community Initiatives Fund, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation operated, supervised and controlled by the California Community Foundation.
To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Reading Is The Way Up Fund. Checks should be mailed to:
California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation’s board of directors. This charge will appear on your credit card statement as a payment to “Calif Comm Fdn – CCF”. In addition, California Community Foundation incurs a third-party administrative fee of 2.7 percent for credit card contributions. The foundation will charge the fee directly to the individual fund.