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Communities That Read Together, Grow Together

Our Initiatives

We are committed to supporting educational initiatives that empower children and adults.  Learn more here.

Events

Interacting with our local communities leads to lasting results. Stay tuned for events. Read more about our past events here. 

Literacy Research

We believe that research is invaluable to help us make a meaningful impact and measure the efficacy of our initiatives. 

Literacy Crisis

Reading Helps You Grow

Over 60% of Americans face literacy challenges, significantly affecting health and income, highlighting the need for educational reform.

The nation is in the throes of a decades-long literacy crisis. More than 60 percent of U.S. students are incapable of reading at their grade level and adults fare no better. The Barbara Bush Foundation reports that 60 percent of those between 16 and 74 are unable to read at a sixth-grade level.

What we do

A message from our Founder

In creating Gordon Philanthropies, Inc. (GP), I was guided by a sense of gratitude. Gratitude for the opportunities I have enjoyed in my life, gratitude for the gifts that I have been given and for the rewards that I have earned. It is not possible, though, to be grateful without recognizing those who have not shared the same access to opportunities that I have enjoyed. I believe strongly in the need to provide that equal access to opportunities, but not necessarily equal outcomes. Motivated, determined

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Daniel Gordon(Founder and Principal)

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Initiatives

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Enhancing the quality of our children's lives, one book at a time.

Gordon Philanthropies, Inc. was established by Daniel Gordon in 2020 with the mission to create and support educational programs aimed at improving the lives of people living in underserved and under-resourced communities. GP advances its mission through its various programs which are strategically designed to increase students’ reading motivation and access to reading materials.

Books Behind Bars

Gordon Philanthropies, Inc. in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department provided incarcerated mothers the opportunity to record their voice as they read a book which was gifted to their children. This recent project,  is part of an ongoing collaboration between Gordon Philanthropies and the LA County Sheriff’s Department current endeavor in where GP is building libraries inside the visitors  centers and hosts recording events that offer an innovative approach to creating opportunities for meaningful parent-child bonding even while incarcerated.




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    We are incredibly grateful for the support of our community partners and all of those involved who have passionately helped us spread the love of books. Our reading initiative, “Communities that Read Together, Grow Together” was created to provide quality and accessible book resources to boost the reading skills and cultivate a collective love for reading. By collaborating with community partners, we aim to enhance their students’ quality of life by providing educational equity opportunities.

    Recent Press

    Check out the latest news and highlights from our mission

    The National Association of Counties Awards Gordon Philanthropies and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department the 2024 Achievement Award

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    Incarcerated Fathers at Men’s Central Jail Record their Voices for Father’s Day with Launch of Sent with Love Project

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    Gordon Philanthropies Celebrates a Year of Philanthropic Excellence

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    Gordon Philanthropies Supports Dorsey Nunn on the Launch of his Latest Memoir

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    California Institution for Women and Gordon Philanthropies Present at the 2024 National Children of Incarcerated Parents Conference

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    Gordon Philanthropies Celebrates Reading and Maternity at SHIELDS for families

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    Reading Helps You Grow Campaign

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    Santa Claus Comes to Century Regional Detention Facility: Bringing the Holiday Spirit to An Unlikely Place

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    NASA Astronaut José M. Hernández Surprises Students at Animo Legacy Charter Middle School

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    A Season of Gratitude: Gordon Philanthropies Host Annual Book Recording Event at Men’s Central Jail and Twin Towers

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