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Welcome to the Virginia Literacy Foundation

The Virginia Literacy Foundation (VLF) provides funding and technical support to private, volunteer literacy organizations throughout Virginia via challenge grants, training, and direct consultation. Our community-based literacy organizations teach adults who read at or below basic literacy levels with one-on-one instruction and small group tutoring. The VLF also works in partnership with public and private organizations to improve literacy with individuals and in the workplace, and to provide professional development training and research-based promising practices for programs and staff.

A year after its inception in 1986, the VLF formed a partnership with the Virginia Department of Education's Office of Adult Education and Literacy in a public/private partnership that was the first of its kind in the nation. This joint venture was created in an effort to make an impact on the immense economic, educational, and social consequences of illiteracy to Virginians who are expected to compete in a rapidly changing technological environment.

The Foundation has spent nearly twenty-five years building and sustaining a statewide network of community-based literacy organizations. The next twenty-five years will be devoted to strengthening the capacity of these organizations and underpinning their successes with public policy support.

Contact information:


Mailing address:

413 Stuart Circle
Executive Suite 303
Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: (804) 237-8909
Fax: (804) 237-8901

Make a Contribution

If you would like to help support the battle against illiteracy, we invite you to make a contribution to the Foundation. Your pledge will help to support one of the community-based literacy foundations in Virginia that provide literacy instruction to under-educated adults.

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