Wish You Well Foundation

Supporting adult and family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.

Programs Funded

The Wish You Well Foundation’s mission is "supporting family literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs." The Foundation makes donations to programs and projects that aid in this stated mission.

Since its inception, the Wish You Well Foundation® has made donations to numerous organizations, including the following:

Altrusa International, Inc. of Roseburg
Roseburg, Oregon
Altrusa International, Inc. of Roseburg is a club of diverse professionals who provide local community service, promote literacy and international understanding, and encourage networking and fellowship.

Appalachian College Association
Berea, Kentucky 
The Appalachian College Association is a consortium of 35 private liberal arts colleges and universities spread across the central Appalachian mountains in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Collectively these higher education institutions serve over 38,000 students. For more information about ACA and their visiting artists and writers series, visit www.acaweb.org.

Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
Washington, DC
The mission of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is to establish literacy as a value in every family in America, by helping every family in the nation understand that the home is the child’s first school, that the parent is the child’s first teacher, and that reading is the child’s first subject, and to break the intergenerational cycle of illiteracy, by supporting the development of family literacy programs where parents and children can learn and read together. For more information, visit www.barbarabushfoundation.com.

Beginning with Books Center for Early Literacy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Beginning with Books Inc., through its Storymobile program, brings reading and literacy-based activities to children from low-income families and communities that would otherwise have little or no access to books. Through the Storymobile program, over 1,000 children have received books and approximately 10,000 books have been circulated annually.

Big Creek People in Action
McDowell County, West Virginia
Big Creek People in Action, through its ALWAYS (All Learners Winning Over Adversity and Yearning for Success) program, opens doors to a brighter future for children and adults in various communities of West Virginia by focusing on literacy and educational achievements.

Book Buddies
Charlottesville, Virginia
Book Buddies is a one-on-one tutorial program that supports reading instruction in the classroom and enlists trained volunteers to provide instruction to first- and second-grade children who need extra help learning to read and write. For more information, visit www.ccs.k12.va.us/programs/book_buddies.html.

Catherine McAuley Center, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Since 1989, the Catherine McAuley Center has provided free adult English-language education for immigrants and refugees in the Cedar Rapids community and the surrounding areas. For more information, visit www.catherinemcauleycenter.com.

Children’s Literacy Foundation
Waterbury Center, Vermont
The mission of the Children’s Literacy Foundation is to nurture a love of reading and writing among children throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. The Foundation’s literacy programs serve children who live in rural communities where resources are limited and who are at particularly high risk of growing up functionally illiterate. For more information, visit www.clifonline.org.

Citizens for Adult Literacy & Learning, Inc.
Amherst, Virginia
The mission of Citizens for Adult Literacy & Learning is to provide one-on-one tutoring for Amherst County adults interested in acquiring new literacy skills. For more information, visit www.callamherst.org.

Cool Cats Book Club at West Ridge Elementary School
Racine, Wisconsin
Cool Cats Book Club at West Ridge Elementary School in Racine, Wisconsin, works to promote and encourage strong reading habits through a book club setting. This program, designed for third graders, reads and discusses various books throughout the school year. For more information about the school, visit www.racine.k12.wi.us.

Dyslexia Tutoring Program
Baltimore, Maryland
The goal of the Dyslexia Tutoring Program of Baltimore, Maryland, is to give low-income children and adults with dyslexia the reading, writing and spelling skills they need to succeed, whether their ambitions are academic, work-related or personal. For more information, visit www.dyslexiatutoringprogram.org.

Eagle Reading Program of Snow Creek Elementary School
Penhook, Virginia
Snow Creek Elementary School has established a reading program that will challenge students and encourage them to improve their literacy skills through the updating and expansion of their school library and its literacy programs. For more information, visit www.frco.k12.va.us.

Fairfax County Public Library Foundation, Inc.
Fairfax, Virginia
The Foundation is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that exists to raise funds for the Fairfax County Public Library and is committed to its mission statement of seeking financial gifts from individuals, organizations, foundations, businesses and corporations who have a vested interest in the quality of life of Fairfax County. For more information, visit www.fcplfoundation.org.

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
Madison, Georgia
The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy provides books for local communities to prepare all Georgia preschool children for reading and learning success. For more information about the Ferst Foundation and its community programs, visit www.ferstfoundation.org.

Francis Center, Inc.
Niagara Falls, New York
The Frances Center, established in 1997, serves low-income families and provides programs that strengthen and support families and children by providing a safe and welcoming place where children and families can experience the joy of learning and creating with one another, coming together to build community.

Henrico Education Foundation
Richmond, Virginia
The Henrico Education Foundation and Greenwood Elementary School provide literacy materials for students from many cultures and languages, generating tolerance and understanding of various cultures and ethnic differences in the school and their community.

IMPACT Learning Center
Scottsboro, Alabama
The IMPACT Learning Center’s mission is to provide basic education, job skills training and higher educational opportunities for all the citizens of Jackson County, Alabama.

Jacksonville Literacy Council
Jacksonville, Texas
The Jacksonville Literacy Council helps adults in basic literacy, financial literacy, G.E.D. preparation and E.S.L. The Council serves the residents of Cherokee and surrounding counties.

The Karla Fund
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Established in 1998, The Karla Fund distributes books and materials to parents of newborns at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to promote early childhood reading. Since The Karla Fund opened its doors, it has given over 9,000 family packages to new parents.

Literacy Action of Central Arkansas, Inc.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Literacy Action of Central Arkansas teaches adults to read and immigrants to learn English.

The Literacy Connection
Brighton, Massachusetts
The Literacy Connection focuses on adult literacy, addressing the immediate needs of those who wish to improve the quality of their lives in order to be effective and contributing members in their families, in their workplace and in their neighborhoods.

Literacy Council of Kingsport, Inc.
Kingsport, Tennessee
The Literacy Council of Kingsport, Inc. is dedicated to providing literacy programs to citizens of greater Kingsport, including Sullivan and Hawkins counties in northeast Tennessee and Scott County in Southwest Virginia.

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
Falls Church, Virginia
The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is a non-profit educational organization that recruits and trains volunteers to tutor adults who need to develop basic reading, writing and English-speaking skills. Since 1962, the Literacy Council has trained thousands of volunteers to provide one-to-one tutoring to adults in its community. For more information, visit www.lcnv.org.

Literacy Council of Prince George's County, MD, Inc.
Hyattsville, Maryland
The Literacy Council of Prince George's County serves as the primary non-profit organization for the advocacy and implementation of literacy programs in the county. The Council provides services for adult learners in acquiring, improving and applying basic literacy skills, including reading, writing, math and oral communication.

Literacy Network of South Berkshire
Lee, Massachusetts
The mission of the Literacy Network of South Berkshire is to make one-on-one instruction in basic academic skills accessible to adults living in the 15 towns of southern Berkshire County. For more information, visit www.litnetsb.org.

Literacy Volunteers - Chippewa Valley
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
A community-based volunteer literacy program, Literacy Volunteers - Chippewa Valley is committed to helping adults and their families acquire the skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency and function effectively as members of the community. For more information, visit www.lvcv.org.

Literacy Volunteers - Winchester Area
Winchester, Virginia
Literacy Volunteers provides individualized services that assist the people of Winchester City, Frederick and Clarke County in achieving their personal goals through literacy. For more information, visit www.lvwa.org.

Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County, Inc.
Hamilton, New Jersey
Literacy Volunteers in Mercer County provides free volunteer tutoring to adults, 16 years of age or older, in public buildings throughout the County. The organization strives to assist students to improve their lives in the family, the workplace, and the community, through increased literacy skills.

Literacy Volunteers of America - Prince William, Inc.
Woodbridge, Virginia
The mission of Literacy Volunteers of America - Prince William is to teach adults to read. LVA-PW is an affiliate of ProLiteracy America, a nationwide organization. It takes volunteers from the community, trains them to be tutors and then matches them with adults with low-level literacy skills. LVA-PW provides the professional training, material and support that enable the volunteers to be effective tutors. All services to the student are free. For more information, visit www.lvapw.org.

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County
Naples, Florida
The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Collier County is to teach illiterate and non-English speaking adults to read, write and speak English. For more information, visit www.collierliteracy.org.

Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester
Worcester, Massachusetts
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester is committed to providing free and confidential one-on-one tutoring to adults in need of basic literacy skills and English as a second language lessons. For more information, visit www.lvgw.org.

Literacy Volunteers of Lee County Florida, Inc.
Cape Coral, Florida
The mission of the Literacy Volunteers of Lee County, Florida, Inc. is to provide free, confidential adult literacy programs to any adult in Lee County who requests it. The organization's trained volunteer tutors help adult students reach their goals for improving their English reading, writing and speaking skills.

Literacy Volunteers of Morris County
Morristown, New Jersey
The Mission of LVMC is to promote increased literacy and fluency in English for adult learners in this area through the effective use of volunteers, the provisions of support services for volunteers and learners, and through collaboration with individuals, groups and any organization desirous of fostering increased literacy. For more information, visit www.lvamorris.org.

Literacy Volunteers of Roanoke Valley
Roanoke, Virginia
The mission of the Literacy Volunteers of Roanoke Valley is to teach English literacy skills to adults and to raise literacy awareness throughout Roanoke Valley.

Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Since 1973, the Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry has equipped thousands of adults with the skills they need to succeed in the family, the workplace and the community.

New Horizons Learning Center
Panama City, Florida
The New Horizons Learning Center focuses on providing a quality educational program for special needs and at-risk students that will ensure their students' success in a changing world. For more information, visit www.bayschools.com/new.

Opportunities for Chenango, Inc.
Norwich, New York
Opportunities for Chenango, Inc. is a rural community action agency located in south-central New York that has served families for 39 years. Its primary objective is to increase school readiness of low-income children by delivering comprehensive high-quality services designed to foster healthy development, including a major emphasis on literacy. For more information, visit www.ofcinc.org.

Our Lady of Sorrow
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Our Lady of Sorrow, in an effort to encourage families to read, holds an annual "Family Literacy Night."

Ozarks Literacy Council
Springfield, Missouri
The mission of the Ozarks Literacy Council is to open minds, lift lives and create a more literate community. For more information, visit www.ozarksliteracycouncil.org.

Partners In Education of Toledo
Toledo, Ohio
Partners In Education is a non-profit organization that develops and fosters partnerships between area schools and northwest Ohio businesses, government agencies, organizations and churches. Funded by contributions from businesses, individuals and the community, Partners In Education leverages its most important investment -- the education of its children. For more information, visit www.partnerstoledo.org.

Peak Reader at Children’s Literacy Center
Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Children’s Literacy Center’s mission is to build a life of success through a foundation of literacy. Its goal is to serve an increasing number of children in need of reading and writing assistance.

Progressive Education Program, Inc.
New Iberia, Louisiana
Progressive Education Program, Inc.’s mission is to empower adults through education to reach their full potential.

The READ Center
The READ Center's mission is to help low-level reading adults develop basic reading and communications skills through one-to-one tutoring so they can fulfill their goals and their role as citizens, workers and family members. For more information, visit www.readcenter.org.

The Richmond Latino Center’s Amigo’s Program
Richmond, Indiana
The Richmond Latino Center provides English as a second language and literacy programs to assist Latino families by connecting them with literacy resources.

School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center, Inc.
Jamaica, New York
The School Sisters of Note Dame Educational Center provides underserved women of all faiths and races the opportunity to reach the fullness of their potential. Within a safe and welcome environment, the Center provides programs that educate and nurture the whole person. The School provides core curriculum for the pre-GED and literacy programs to help meet the needs of women who have varied learning requirements.

Smyth County Adult Literacy Enrichment
Marion, Virginia
Smyth County Adult Literacy Education’s (S.C.A.L.E.) mission is to teach adults at low-literacy and pre-GED levels the reading and English-speaking skills that will promote self-esteem, independence, and strengthen family and health literacy, to enable them to be active, contributing members of their community.

St. Joseph School District Foundation, Inc.
St. Joseph, Missouri
The mission of the “Even Start” program of St. Joseph School District is to strengthen families by overcoming life’s obstacles to meet educational needs in order to maximize their full potential in society. For more information, visit www.slsd.k12.mo.us.

Top Floor Learning, Inc.
Palmer, Massachusetts
The mission of Top Floor Learning, Inc. is to promote and provide personalized tutoring services in basic literacy skills and to sponsor a dynamic, comprehensive program of life-long learning opportunities for adults. For more information, visit www.topfloorlearning.org.

Twin Lakes Literacy Council
Mountain Home, Arkansas
The Twin Lakes Literacy Council is dedicated to promoting the knowledge and appreciation of literacy for all individuals though educational training and mass media exposure. Through its work with the Educating Adults for the Workplace project, the Council hopes to provide materials and one-on-one tutoring to adults seeking job skills.

Volusia Literacy Council
Volusia, Florida
The Volusia Literacy Council, established in 1979, provides educational services to individuals and families through tutoring in reading, writing, math and workplace skills.

Washington Literacy Council
Washington, DC
The Washington Literacy Council is the largest provider of basic adult literacy services in the District of Columbia. Through its successful adult literacy program, the Council will expand into Ward 7, which has the highest rate of adult illiteracy in the city. This program will also be expanded in Ward 7 to offer family literacy programs where children are most at risk of repeating the cycle of low literacy.

Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program
Honesdale, Pennsylvania
The Wayne Pike Adult Literacy Program is a non-profit organization, founded in 1986 by local volunteers to provide reading, writing and math skills to the adult population of Wayne and Pike counties in Pennsylvania.