Help us unlock the wonderful world of reading for kids around the world

What we do

VLF supports education and literacy initiatives in communities and organizations of all shapes and sizes with solutions grounded in access to educational resources such as the Vooks platform—including it’s top-quality children’s content, learning tools, and features—as well as print books.

What we believe in

Reading helps kids become who they were meant to be. We’re fighting to unlock the magic of reading for every child, and to unleash the power of learning for the rest of their lives.

How we make a difference

From global to local, our partnership with Vooks has led to impact in a variety of innovative ways in diverse communities alongside stellar organizations.

Our approach to partnerships

When reviewing organizations and communities to invest in, VLF
looks primarily for:

– Low literacy rates and an opportunity where access to books & Vooks may help
– Proposals involving engagement of teachers, parents, and caretakers of children
– Proposals that exhibit a plan for long-lasting and systemic improvement
– Proposals that help larger groups of people, as compared to individuals
– Targeted outcomes that can be accurately measured

Vooks Literacy Foundation Board

Investment Analyst at GIC | Current Vooks Inc. Advisory Board

Senior Vice President/Portland Market President, Oregon Pacific Bank | Sport Oregon Foundation Board

Vice President HR, Veterinary Hospital Chain | Board and Fundraising Experience

Education Director, 
Vooks, Inc.

Director of Content/Creative Excellence, Coca-Cola

Testimonials

“Vooks’ generous donation of 300 year-long subscriptions coupled with dozens of printed books ensured that kids across Portland will have access to books that can be read to them in their own homes.”

-Shani Harris-Bagwell

Executive Director

“There is nothing more important than instilling the love of reading in the youth of this country, before it’s too late. That’s why I’m proud to help Vooks with this vital mission of spreading the love of reading (and learning) as far as possible.”

-Alex Ames

VLF Board Member

“Vooks Storytime at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is a staple of our patient programming. The challenge has always been creating meaningful connection with patients while reading a story on the other side of a television screen. The first time I saw the animation used in Vooks, I knew this would be a hit with our patients and families. The thematic elements and illustrations add so much production value to our programming in the studio. Just this morning I watched a little girl reading and singing along with one of the stories in Spanish. What an amazing example of a moment that wouldn’t be possible without a partner like Vooks.”

– Cayce Long

Senior Communications Specialist to Seacrest Studios, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Learn more about Vooks

Vooks is an entire library of storybooks brought to life with beautiful animation, read-aloud narration, engaging music and sound, and read-along text. We’re educational, safe, and ad-free screen time that inspires a lifelong love of reading!