The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation

The purposes of The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation are to advance literacy and foster a love of reading among underserved and at-risk children and youth.

 

Lois Lenski, celebrated author and illustrator of over one hundred children's books and the 1946 Newbery medalist for Strawberry Girl, established the Foundation as a charitable institute 50 years ago. Since then the Foundation has assisted over 400 organizations in their efforts to nurture reading skills, gain access to books, and instill a love of reading.

 

Starting in 2017, the Foundation will be focusing our giving in two major areas:

  1. Providing grants for the purchase of children’s books to public or private organizations which operate bookmobile programs. Click here for details.
  2. Providing grants to innovative literacy programs in Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, or northern California. Click here for details.

 

The Foundation is owner of the copyrights to Lois Lenski's works. Those seeking permission to use copyrighted materials should contact the Foundation directly or contact the Foundation's literary agent using the information on the Contact Us webpage.


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