Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Receives Literacy Grant

Random House of Canada has donated $150,000 to the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation.

Created in 2004, The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation was launched by Indigo Books & Music Inc. in response to the crisis of under resourced elementary school libraries across Canada.

Fifteen schools are selected each year by the Foundation. As of 2008, they will each receive a grant of $100,000 each over three years, $35,000 in the first two years and $30,000 in the third year. Funds are then allocated to the purchase of books or services to improve facilities, inspire students, and encourage a love of reading for elementary students within their school environments and throughout their lives.

Applications for the 2008 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Grants are available at, with the deadline for applications extended for 2008 until February 14th, 2008.