Bridging partners.

Building our future.

Advancing Literary Programs
in Prince Edward Island

What is the Foundation?

The Rotary Literacy Foundation was formed in 2006 and incorporated under the PEI Companies Act as a non-profit company and a Registered Charity under the Canada Revenue Agency. The Foundation is a partnership of:

What We Do

The Rotary Literacy Foundation is a unique collaboration that seeks to improve literacy and other essential skills among residents of Prince Edward Island through the strategic disbursement of grants to organizations and groups. Our focus is on promoting reading, numeracy, critical thinking, computer literacy, and other necessary skills required to participate fully in contemporary civic society.

Why We Do It

A recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) revealed that nearly 46 percent of adult Prince Edward Islanders, and 48 percent of all adult Canadians, are unable to read with sufficient fluency to function in today’s information-loaded society. Other essential skills also need to be promoted to improve and enrich the lives of Islanders.

Recent Projects 

PEI Literacy Alliance - Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

$15,500.00 to the PEI Literacy Alliance for The Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program, a book gifting program. Each month, thousands of registered Island children under five will receive a free high-quality book by mail.

Wellington - Centre Goéland Inc.

$10,000.00 was given to the Wellington-based charity Centre Goéland Inc. for a bilingual creative songwriting and performance retreat offered in collaboration with arts and writing organizations.

Funding Announcement

Rotary Literacy Foundation donates more than $25,000 to support literacy initiatives in PEI.

Read the full details here:

Rotary Literacy Foundation Press Release Grants 2021


Funding Forms

If your organization has an idea for a project that helps improve literacy and essential skills on PEI, it may be eligible for funding from the Rotary Literacy Foundation. Please review the details below.

Please check back in April for 2023 funding opportunities.


Contact Us Today