The Literacy Funders Network increases the philanthropic community’s knowledge and understanding of literacy as a systemic issue and a tool for community change and is a venue for collaboration and collective impact.

Many foundations supporting literacy are highly engaged in community literacy, coalition development and in strategies for community change. Literacy Funders Network, an affinity group of the Council on Foundations, was founded in 2009 in response to an identified interest from the funding community to develop a formal collaboration to advance the literacy funding field and in turn build stronger, more resilient individuals, families and communities.


Literacy Funders Network’s Annual Symposium

Let’s Meet in Houston March 16-18,2015!

Please join us for the 2015 Literacy Funders Annual Symposium March 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002 .

We are pleased to present our annual symposium in partnership with the National Center for Families Learning. Our annual symposium is a session conference track within the NCFL annual Summit.

We are proud to offer sessions related to literacy coalition creation, funding, measurement of outcomes, and best practices. We anticipate producing a book about coalitions and seek to incorporate your wisdom and lessons learned!

We are excited about this year’s annual symposium and we look forward to seeing many of our partners, colleagues and new friends.


  • 3 Day Attendee – $475.00
  • 1 Day Only – Monday – $190.00
  • 1 Day Only – Tuesday – $190.00
  • 1 Day Only – Wednesday – $95.00

Registering is safe and secure through Regonline. You may also register offline using this PDF and emailing it to or faxing it to 502-584-0172.

Have questions about hotel or registration? Please contact or via phone at (502) 584-1133.

Have questions about symposium sessions, please contact Frank Ridzi at