Little by Little Program Partners & Funders

Learn more about the partners and funders who contribute to the Little by Little Program and its mission of bringing early literacy support to young children and families from communities that lack equal access to resources.

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The Little by Little Program Key Partners and Funders

We are grateful for the generous and continued support of organizations and individuals who share our vision of ensuring every young child arrives at school ready to learn and thrive. Read more about our key partners and funders below.

First 5 LA is a key funder for the ten Little by Little Program locations in Los Angeles County.

An independent public agency with a goal to support the safe and healthy development of young children, First 5 LA was created by voters in 1998 to invest in LA County’s allocation of funds from California’s voter-approved Proposition 10 tobacco tax revenues. First 5 LA works by changing systems and policies and by creating an integrated and coordinated system of services and supports to strengthen families. By prioritizing children in their early years, ages 0-5, First 5 LA is driven by its mission to ensure that they have the best start possible in life.

The George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) funds the five Little by Little Program locations in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

At the core of the George Kaiser Family Foundation is a drive to create an environment where every family, no matter their socio-economic background, has an opportunity to succeed and thrive. The GKFF uses evidence-based practices to tackle the most pressing problems in communities, often by replicating proven programs. The foundation works by leveraging a wide array of resources, both public and private, to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young children in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The GKFF also seeks to promote the values and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce, in the community, and in its initiatives.

In Los Angeles County, the Little by Little School Readiness Program is implemented by the seven local WIC agencies within the County. This coalition represents a strong and supportive partnership with a common goal of reaching families with early literacy supports. The WIC agency partners working towards this goal are:

Little by Little Program Donors

Donations to the Little by Little Program are critical to its success. We are grateful for the generous support of our donors who provide both monetary and in-kind gifts, allowing us to continue our mission of providing early literacy support to young children and communities that lack equal access to resources.

Our network of donors includes individuals and organizations that share our vision and understand the importance of fostering emergent literacy skills. Donations of any amount to the Little by Little Program have a tremendous impact on our ability to ensure children are prepared for academic and lifelong success.

We are grateful for the support of book vendors across the United States who partner with us to find exciting, engaging, and educational children’s books for the program. The ability of our network of vendors to offer in-kind donations through either heavily discounted or free books allows us to stretch our funding further to serve as many families as possible.

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