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The ability to read empowers a child for a lifetime of learning, and we can’t do it without you.

Giving By Mail 
Literacy First staff are currently working remotely part-time. If you wish to donate by mail, please send checks via USPS to P.O. Box 7458 Austin, TX 78713-7458 for efficient processing. Checks should be made out to “UT-Austin”. Please be sure to include “Literacy First” in the memo line for proper distribution of funds.

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Make a difference in the life of a child and a tutor. Donate to Literacy First.

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Donate By Mail

Mail checks to:

Literacy First
Charles A. Dana Center
The University of Texas at Austin
3925 West Braker Lane, Suite 3.801
Austin, TX 78759

No other skill changes the trajectory of a child’s life more than the ability to read.
Help Central Texas students learn to read so they may read to learn for the rest of their lives.
Donation Matching

Click here to see if your organization will match a donation to Literacy First.

Donor Advised Funds

Literacy First and The University of Texas at Austin (EIN 74-6000203) will accept gifts via Donor Advised Funds (excluding gifts with a benefit to the donor, such as event tickets). Please include the following phrase in gift documentation to indicate the proper designee: “This gift is the result of FUND NAME and is to support Literacy First at UT Austin”. Contact our Development Associate, Calista López, with questions.

Wire Transfers

If you’d like to make a donation via wire transfer, please contact our Development Associate, Calista López, for more information.

Planned Gifts

Click here for more information or email our Development Associate, Calista López.


If you’d like to make a gift of stock, please refer to the information/steps outlined in this document.

To speak with a UT Giving representative, call toll-free 1-866-4UTEXAS.

Literacy First is a program of the Charles A. Dana Center in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. We are fully self-supporting through grants and donations from individuals.