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The Wish You Well Foundation® appreciates your interest in submitting a donation request. Please determine whether your request fits the Foundation’s mission prior to submission and feel free to contact us should you have any questions. You can review a list of organizations to which the Foundation has previously donated funds.

What should a donation request contain?
A funding request should include the following materials:

  • Wish You Well Foundation Donation Request Application
  • Single-page proposal that includes
    • The organization’s history, mission, and contact information
    • The amount requested
    • The program or event to be funded.
  • Requests may also include supplemental information for consideration

Who can seek a donation?
When seeking a donation, please consider the following:

  • Requests should be clear and concise
  • Requests should align with the Wish You Well Foundation’s mission:
    "Supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs"
  • Requests must come from an Internal Revenue Service recognized 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization
  • As a general guideline, the following is an example of a funded proposal. Links below are to PDF documents.

    The Literacy Project
    Clearwater, Michigan
    The Literacy Project submitted a donation request form along with a letter of request and supplementary informational materials. The board found their proposal well written and concise. Their literacy program focused on family literacy and contained instructions and materials that efficiently served their program community. Their budget information revealed the organization as being a proficient financial steward and fiscal agent.

When will donations be made?
The Wish You Well Foundation board meets on average four times per year (specific dates determined by the availability of board members to attend). Upon receipt of the donation request form, organizations will be notified as to the specific meeting date when their request will be reviewed and voted upon by the Board.

What is the average donation amount given by the Foundation?
The Wish You Well Foundation reviews donation requests with a wide array of funding needs. Most requests range from $200 to $10,000. Organizations are reminded to base their requested amount on the program's unique needs for funding.

Where should a donation request be submitted?
All donation requests should be submitted to:

Wish You Well Foundation
12359 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 360
Reston, VA 20191

Are there any restrictions?
In general, the Wish You Well Foundation does not fund requests for:

  • Donations to individuals
  • Donations for candidates of political office
  • Donations for building or construction projects
  • Donations for debt reduction or capital campaigns
  • Donations for graduate or post-graduate research

Is there any follow-up required?
The Wish You Well Foundation requests organizations receiving donations to submit a follow up report to the Foundation no later than one year after receipt of funding. Reports should include general project outcomes and results as well as any supplemental materials such as event photographs, printed materials, newsletters, etc. Follow-up reports should be submitted to:

Wish You Well Foundation
12359 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 360
Reston, VA 20191

Wish You Well Foundation
12359 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 360
Reston, VA 20191
Office: 703-476-6032
Fax: 703-476-9400
info@wishyouwellfoundation.org