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.
The Foundation focuses our giving in two major areas:
Special note to those interested in applying for a LLCF grant:
The LLCF no longer provides grants to schools, public libraries, or other libraries for the purchase of children's books, with the exception of bookmobiles. If you have been linked to our website by a grant listing service, please note that many of those services are not up-to-date with their information regarding the LLCF. Read the contents of our website carefully before completing a bookmobile grant application or sending a literacy program LOI.
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.