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Literacy Resource Databases

The following partner agencies have a wide variety of literacy resources on their websites including basic literacy support, ESL resources, student, and tutor resources.

Distance Learning Resources

Remote Tutoring Instruction The step-by-step checklists outline how to join and schedule meetings, send invites, join breakout rooms, share screens, and more. is the Public Library Association’s (PLA) online hub for digital literacy support and training.

ESL Resources

ESL Instructional Support Kits provides teachers and classroom volunteers with activity instructions and materials on a variety of topics.

Financial Literacy

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers tools, worksheets, handouts and audio recordings by topic and by audience.

The READ Center Financial Literacy Series provides basic information about finances. It includes workbooks, worksheets, surveys, and teacher manuals.

Health Literacy

Health Literacy in Adult Basic Education: Designing Lessons, Units, and Evaluation Plans for an Integrated Curriculum This guide is designed to help adult educators to integrate health literacy skills
into their current adult education instruction.

Healthy Living: Reading Activities for Healthy Choices help students explore health topics and put their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills into practice. (The READ Center)

Family Literacy

ExCELL brings together families, educators, literacy specialists, and community resources to support the development of early language and literacy success.

National Center for Families Learning supports family success and well-being through education.

Tutor Training

Literacy Volunteers Charlottesville/Albemarle Tutor training videos provide tutoring examples

VLF ESOL Tutor Training videos includes clips of tutors demonstrating various methods such as the Language Experience Approach, role plays, learning vocabulary, and building reading and writing skills with ESOL or Basic Literacy students.

The READ Center Online Tutor Training short videos on goal setting, alphabetics, and lesson planning

Links to Literacy Websites


Association of Fundraising Professionals. This association provides guidance for effective and ethical fundraising. Their core activities include education, training, mentoring, research, credentialing, and advocacy. The site has several references and articles for the public. There are local chapters across Virginia.

Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives (VAFRE) is the leading source and networking organization for the regions’ development and fundraising professionals.

Candid Learning – Where can I learn more about fundraising planning?

Network for Good – Your 7-Step Nonprofit Fundraising Plan

Program Management

Board Source inspires and supports excellence in nonprofit governance and board and staff leadership. Find a wealth of downloadable resources, templates, checklists, guides, and tools.

National Council on Nonprofits provides tools to effectively, efficiently, and ethically run a nonprofit.

Candid Learning provides information about nonprofits.



Candid provides information on foundation and grants.

Dollar General Foundation supports literacy programs.

Proliteracy Grants & Funding

Virginia Literacy Foundation offers yearly $2,500 – $10,000 grants to 501c3 adult literacy organizations in Virginia.

Wish You Well Foundation supports adult and family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.

Other Resources

Tech Soup offer discounts on technology and services to nonprofits.

Canva is a free design tool. Nonprofits can apply for premium plan at no cost.

Blue Avocado has practical, provocative, and fun food for thought for nonprofits.

Virginia Literacy Foundation

Mailing Address:

413 Stuart Circle
Executive Suite 303
Richmond, VA 23220

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

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday,  8:30 – 5:00

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