2017 Grant Recipients

MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS (MWFB)-9th Year Funding-$6000

Agency Background: MWFB was incorporated as a non-profit organization in March 1998. Its mission is to promote early literacy in limited resource areas of southern Arizona by providing children (birth – 5 yrs) with an opportunity to fall in love with books and reading. The vision is that all children will enter school with the early literacy skills necessary to be successful.

Focus of the 2017 Grant: Stone Canyon Story Hour This grant continues to provide Story Hour throughout the year, thereby reaching more than 671 children and their families annually. As the main funder of this project, the program is named Stone Canyon Story Hour and all books provided through the program are stamped with the Stone Canyon Community Foundation logo. This is the first and currently only, multi-year grant by SCCF. As such, MWFB need not reapply every year, only a “follow up” report is required each year to be sent to the SCCF Grants Committee.

Measurable Results: As a result of Stone Canyon Story Hour the following outcomes have been achieved:

  • 671 young children gained access to high-quality early learning experiences.
  • 590 parents and caregivers participated in the program.
  • Support from SCFF allowed MWFB to provide Story Hour, Babytime, and Saturday Story Hour.

Contact: Melinda Englert, Communications Manager Melinda@makewayforbooks.org