Grant Application

Have an idea, project, or organization that can help make a difference in children’s lives through the power of reading? Tell us about it below!

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Applicable dates

Rolling applications with stipulation the application must be submitted at least 90 days before the funding is needed by the submitting organization.

Submission Procedures

  • All applications must be submitted via the VLF application portal.
  • Submissions must include:
    • Requestor Contact Info
      • Employer Identification Number (EIN) or other proof of organization’s existence.
    • Introductory Letter
    • Proposal Overview

Requestor Contact Info

Name

Introductory Letter

Please describe the background of your organization and/or specific program this proposal falls under

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Proposal Overview

Please upload a document answering the following questions:

  • What will grant funds or resources (such as subsidized Vooks subscriptions or print books) be used for specifically?
  • What does the successful outcome of this proposal look like and how will it be measured accurately? 
  • How does the proposal address low literacy rates?
  • How does the proposal involve engaging teachers, parents and/or caretakers of children?
  • If applicable, how will the Vooks subscriptions or physical books be distributed?
  • How does this proposal address long lasting and systemic improvement?
  • What population does this proposal impact?
  • What specific data fields will be assessed?
  • How will assessment data be shared with Vooks Literacy Foundation?
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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be an organization or an individual 18 years of age or older.

Are you 18 years of age or older?

Grant proposals benefitting a single individual will not be considered. If interested in applying for a Vooks Access Scholarship to enable an individual (or small group of individuals) to gain access to a Vooks subscription, CLICK HERE.

Does this grant request benefit a specific individual or family?

Assessment & Selection Criteria

  • Grant recipients will be chosen based on highest scoring proposals based on the following criteria.
    • Perceived effectiveness in increasing literacy among stated population
    • Perceived positive impact in regards to scope of volume of population
    • Perceived value of investment in regards to level of effectiveness and positive impact as it relates to the amount of resources being requested.
    • Perceived level of involvement of teachers, parents and/or caretakers in their proposal?
    • Clarity of proposal to measure results and communicate systemic improvement.
    • Previous effective stewardship of resources (VLF or otherwise)

FAQs

Vooks is an ad-free, kid-safe streaming platform that puts an entire digital library of animated storybooks right at your fingertips. Through subtle animation, read-aloud narration, highlighted read-along text, and engaging music and sound effects, we bring your favorite children’s books to life to turn screen time into storytime. Vooks is an engaging and educational way to entertain without overstimulating, and inspires a lifelong love of reading in little learners around the world.

Vooks is most suitable for children under the age of 9, or anyone learning to read or simply looking for a new way to do storytime. We are also a valuable tool for English language learners of all ages.

Unlike traditional ebooks, Vooks storybooks come to life with a patented combination of movement, narration, and sound that brings the engagement of video to the literacy-building power of books. Text-highlighting helps kids connect what a word sounds like with what it looks like, while our growing library of Spanish translations helps us reach even more children across the globe. Vooks can be streamed online or via our app on most iOS or Android devices. Our website offers free companion educational resources to take learning beyond the screen, and users can download their favorite titles to the app to watch anytime, anywhere—even without internet access.

Nope! You can easily download your favorite Vooks stories directly to our app to be enjoyed any time, any where—even without an internet connection. Whether you’re in a log cabin in the woods or a plane cabin in the sky, Vooks is the perfect take-with-me companion!

Absolutely! Vooks makes for the perfect gift for birthdays, holidays, graduations/moving up ceremonies, and just about any occasion you can think of. Head to our gift page to get started (and immediately earn the title of “World’s Best Gift-Giver”).