Wish You Well Foundation

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

Apply for Funding

The Wish You Well Foundation® appreciates your interest in submitting a funding request. Before you submit your application, please determine whether your request fits the Foundation's mission, and review a list of organizations to which the Foundation has previously donated funds. Please contact us if you are unsure your program is a good fit.

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

  • Wish You Well Foundation Donation Request Application

  • Your proposal should consist of the following:

    • Your organization's history, mission, and contact information

    • The amount of funding requested, including a description of your program and how you will use our funds for that program

    • Payroll/Salary Breakdown for your organization

    • How many people/students you serve regularly

  • Proof of 501(c)(3) status

  • All requests must align with the Foundation’s mission: "Supporting adult and family literacy in the United States by fostering new and promoting existing adult literacy and educational programs."

When will donations be made?
The Wish You Well Foundation makes donations at various times throughout the year. The Foundation will notify your organization via email upon receipt of the request, and then again after the Board of Directors makes its funding decisions.

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.

When and where should a donation request be submitted?
Please mail a hard copy 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:

  • Youth programs

  • Donations to individuals

  • Donations to candidates for political office

  • Donations for building or construction projects

  • Donations for debt reduction or capital campaigns

  • Donations for graduate or post-graduate research

If awarded, is there any follow-up required?
The Wish You Well Foundation requires organizations who have received funding to submit a follow-up report to the Foundation no later than one year after receipt of funding. Reports should include overall project outcomes and results as well as any supplemental materials, e.g., event photographs, printed materials, newsletters, etc.

Please submit your follow-up report to:

Wish You Well Foundation
Post-Donation Report
12359 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 360
Reston, VA 20191

The primary focus of our work is to support non-profit organizations in the United States that teach adults the literacy skills they need to communicate, grow, and thrive within their communities; we do not fund youth programs. 

Please review the list of previously funded programs on our "Programs Funded" page.