Childhood Literacy Programs





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Boise

Total Budget: $1,500

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Purchase books and building materials for Little Libraries

Boise Centennial Rotary has identified Basic Education and Literacy as one of its primary areas of focus.

The Idaho AEYC cites that less than 50% of Idaho children are "ready for kindergarten" at age 5, meaning they can identify fewer than 10 letters of the alphabet. To improve literacy outcomes in our community, BCR has partnered with local preschools and schools to build little libraries on their campuses.

We currently manage two little libraries and plan to expand in the 2022-2023 Rotary Year. Our goal with this district grant is to purchase materials to build more, as well as purchase novels, reference books, and other materials to keep our little libraries stocked.

Our goals are:

1) to provide children with reading materials to improve education outcomes;

2) to spread awareness of Rotary's mission by placing a Rotary sticker in each book;

3) to engage at least half of our Club in this work (purchasing books, stocking the libraries, building/installing libraries, etc.).

Project Contact Person

District: 5400

Rotary Club of: Boise Centennial

Primary Contact: Lisa Bearg

Email: lisabearg@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Reported". This means that a report has been forwarded for review to the district leadership. This report is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once the report is accepted, the status of the project will be changed to "Completed".

Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


by Lisa Bearg

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Marianne Barker

If you are satisfied with your grant application, the next step is to start the club signature process. Do this on the Admin side of the Description tab in your application. Until the grant is signed by both incoming president and primary contact person, the grant may not be considered for inclusion in the district block grant application to The Rotary Foundation.


by Brandon Snodgrass

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Brandon Snodgrass

System Entry: Project signed by Brandon Snodgrass.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Lisa Bearg.


by Marianne Barker

Your district grant project has been included in D5400's block grant application to The Rotary Foundation. It is not yet approved. Do not place orders or spend money on the project until you hear from the district that TRF has approved our block grant (likely sometime this month), as you cannot be reimbursed for expenses incurred prior to TRF approval. Call Marianne Barker at 208 308-5617 if you have any questions. Thank you!


by Marianne Barker

The Rotary Foundation approved the District 5400 block grant on July 7, 2022. We’ll send your grant award as soon as the block grant is funded by TRF. You can safely incur costs now. If you have questions or need help, please contact Marianne Barker at (208) 308-5617


by Marianne Barker

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Marianne Barker

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Marianne Barker

A grant report is due no later than May 15th, 2023. Failure to report by the deadline may impact your club's ability to receive a grant in 2023-24 Rotary year. For final report, download the report form from the administration side of the description tab. Fill it out, being sure that the expenses listed in the report match your receipts and any other documentation of expenses you provide. Upload pdf copies of your report and the receipts to the documents tab of your grant. Then click "reported", a button on the administration side of the description tab. If the project is not done, file a progress report - a history log telling us when you started the project, what % complete you are & when you plan to finish it out. Call Marianne 208 308-5617 if you have questions about reporting.


by Marianne Barker

This is a reminder that you have a report due on this grant by May 15th, 2023. If the project is completed your submittal should be a final report. You'll find the report form on the admin side of the description tab for download. Complete the report, save as pdf and upload to the documents tab along with supporting receipts. If project is not complete, provide a progress report by sending a history log email stating when you started the project, what percent complete it is and when you anticipate being wrapped up. That's all we need for a progress report. Failure to report may impact your club's ability to receive a grant in the 2023-24 cycle, so please get your report in. Call Marianne 208 308-5617 if you have questions or need help.


by Shanna Endow

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.

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