Royals employees read with students in the hallway

Let's Join Forces

Businesses, foundations, and organizations: Let’s tackle the literacy crisis together. Form a lasting relationship with Lead to Read KC through sponsorships, employee engagement, and opportunities tailored to your giving mission.

Ready to get started? Contact Development Director Chelan David at

Fund literacy programs

Match employee gifts

Sponsor or host an event

Employee volunteering

“Onspring is grateful for the opportunity that Lead to Read provides our employees to impact the community in an incredibly important way, by volunteering for just one lunch hour, once per week. By volunteering with Lead to Read, Onspring employees experience greater personal satisfaction and a sense of connection with our community, which, in turn, boosts our employee retention and engagement. We’re looking forward to continuing this great partnership for years to come!”


General Counsel, Onspring

Key Supporters

15 and the Mahomies Foundation logo
American Century logo
George K Baum Family Foundation
Blessings Abound logo
Hall Family Foundation logo
Kansas City Royals Foundation logo
R. C. Kemper Charitable Trust
William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
Missouri Department of Economic Development
Sherman Family Foundation logo
SS&C logo
United Way of Greater Kansas City logo

Best Sellers

Taylor & Patti Abernathy Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Brookside Charter School
Burns & McDonnell logo
Curry Family Foundation logo
Newmark Zimmer logo
Barbara Nichols Family Foundation
Veterans United Foundation logo

Chapter Books

Ash Grove logo
Clay Blair Foundation
Children's Services Fund of Jackson County logo
Country Club Bank logo
Dei Gratia Family Foundation logo
Hallmark logo
Hulston Family Foundation logo
Dana and Nancy Reel
Swanson Family Foundation
Swanson Family Foundation

Easy Readers

Ameristar Casino & Hotel

Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation

Black & Veatch

Blue KC


Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


Freedom Interiors

Henderson Engineers

Heubel Shaw

Hughes Family Fund

Husch Blackwell

IMA Foundation

J B Reynolds Foundation

JE Dunn Construction



Mariner Foundation

Midwest Builders’ Casualty

The Miller Group

NorthPoint Foundation

Oppenstein Brothers Foundation




U.S. Venture/Schmidt Family Foundation

Vedock Family Foundation

Picture Books


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Central Bank of Kansas City

Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Compass Minerals


Equity Financial Services




Garney Construction


The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi


Hunt Midwest


Jones Development


Lead Bank

R A Long

Jim and Michele Stowers Foundation


Honor Roll

It’s easy to make the Honor Roll! Learn more and join today.

Ben Bravence

Carol Diraimo

Shelia Dziura

Heidi Faris

Maryann and Steve Hughes

Pam Kingsley

Arielle Lanfranca

Angela Lanier

Byron Lee

Ann Mueller

Natalie Nibert

Elizabeth Rosin

Anna Rundle

Kim Van Maren

Linda Zesch

Get Involved

We need you! There are so many ways to be part of the solution to our community’s literacy crisis. Choose to give your time or resources to Lead to Read KC.