Reading Is The Way Up Fund

Reading is the Way UpThe Reading is The Way Up Fund was established by City National Bank at the California Community Foundation in 2004 to create a funding resource to purchase books to enhance school and classroom libraries, as well as support creative literacy projects for K-12 teachers in the communities where we work and live.

Research confirms that children learn better when they have access to books, yet today’s public school libraries are out-of-date and understocked.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 K-12 schools have the necessary resources to create and maintain their libraries, City National Bank’s Reading is The Way Up program helps children discover the joy of reading and experience a lifelong love of books.

Individuals can help kids learn to love reading and improve literacy by making a secure, tax-deductible contribution to this fund.

The Reading is the Way Up Fund is a fiscal sponsorship fund of the 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

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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.

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