The 1000 Books Foundation Receives $10,000 Literacy Grant to Promote 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Early Literacy Challenge

Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2023– By partnering with The Elkes Foundation and Jumping Cow Press, the 1000 Books Foundation is the proud recipient of another $10,000.00 Literacy Grant. “This is the 5th year that we have received a grant from the Elkes Foundation. We are very happy to receive this grant. We are a non-profit that is comprised entirely of non-paid volunteers and this direct-impact grant goes a long way in helping us support our literacy partners nationwide. Every dollar of the grant is going toward the purchase of thousands of copies of the “Cows Can’t” series of books, which will be distributed at no cost to our literacy partners nationwide,” said Diane A. Lee of the 1000 Books Foundation.

“These titles are fantastic and are perfect for the age group that we serve,” said Ms. Lee. “Cows Can’t Jump”, “Cows Can’t Quack” and “Cows Can’t Spin Silk” were created with early readers, ages six weeks to six years, in mind.  “Cows Can’t Jump” focuses on actions, “Cows Can’t Quack” focuses on sounds, and “Cows Can’t Spin Silk” focuses on creations. There is also a new title called “Cows Can’t Blow Bubbles” that focuses on shapes. The series features over 50 different animals and has become a staple of early childhood literacy programs nationwide.  To learn more, please visit:

Link: Elkes Foundation Prior Book Recipients through the 1000 Books Foundation.

The 1000 Books Foundation is a Nevada 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, which was founded in 2013 to promote reading to newborns, infants and toddlers and seeks to encourage parent-child bonding through reading. The 1000 Books Foundation helps facilitate the implementation of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge nationwide and in Canada. The 1000 Books Foundation is also a founding sponsor of #TheBigRead, the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Alumni Ambassador program, and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Phonics program. To learn more about the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten early literacy challenge, please visit:

1000 Books Foundation
Partnership Contact: Wesley Su/Lauryn N. Howell

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