Book group wins $30K in three grants


Literature for All of Us, a nonprofit literary organization located in Evanston has received three grants totalling $30,500 to support its programming.

On June 10, the group received a $13,000 grant from Impact 100 Greater Chicago Chapter recognizing its cultural contribution to the greater Chicago area.

Earlier this month it received the $7,500 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence for nonprofits with an annual budget under $1 million. It was praised for its well-defined mission, inventive programs, strong volunteer and client engagement, and strong commitment from the board of directors.

In May Literature for All of Us received the Susan F. Berkowitz Award for Outstanding Service to Children from the Francis W. Parker School. Parker students attending the Upper School (grades 9-12) were engaged in the nomination and selection process for the $10,000 award.

 “We’re very grateful for all of the recognition we’ve received this spring,” says Karen Thomson, founder and executive director of Literature for All of Us.

“We are so fortunate our community shares our belief that reading and writing can have a big impact in the lives of our city’s young people,” she added.

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