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Freedom Reads

Grants Awarded

Unrestricted Funding

Funding Type Unrestricted
Funding Total $200,000
Impact Area Justice and Community Wellness
Years Funded 2021-2022

This grant provides general operating support for Freedom Reads, a new organization based on the timeless notion that everyone has the right to read, to learn and to express their ideas. Its primary focus is bringing a million books into prisons and juvenile detention centers across this country, one 500-book “Freedom Library” at a time. In 2022, it also plans to launch Freedom Library Fellowship and Literary Ambassador programs to bring incarcerated readers together with writers and provide opportunities for those returning home from prison.

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