In July 2017, the State of Ohio stopped funding Seeds of Literacy. This loss accounts for a whopping 14% of our budget each year. 

Click to learn more about the State’s decision and why monthly gifts have become critical.

Why Give

At absolutely no cost to our students, we serve almost 1,000 adults every year — people who seek a  better future for themselves and their families through education.

Every donation matters.

On behalf of our students and their families, we are grateful for every dollar.


Seeds of Literacy
3104 W. 25th Street, 3rd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44109
Mission: To provide personalized education that empowers adults to succeed in their communities
EIN: 20-0884284
Reports: GuideStar

Staff - Jo Steigerwald
Questions about your donation? Contact our Development Director Jo Steigerwald at or 216.661.7950 x112.



More Ways to Give

There are many ways to support our students and Seeds of Literacy.

Matching Gifts
Ask your HR department if they offer to match employee donations – your gift to Seeds will go twice as far.

United Way through Employer
Designate your United Way donation to Seeds of Literacy on your employer campaign form by writing “Seeds of Literacy” on the organization write-in line.

Honor & Memorial Gifts
Celebrate a special person, life well-lived, or milestone event with a gift that helps our students.

Log in at AmazonSmile and designate Seeds of Literacy as your charity of choice. Seeds of Literacy will receive a percentage of your total purchases when you shop through AmazonSmile.

In-Kind Donations
Donate school and office supplies – especially copy paper and pencils; coffee, tea, creamer and sugar; dictionaries; and gently used books.

Corporate Partnerships & Sponsorships
Sponsor our fall benefit brunch, underwrite one of our newsletters, provide scholarships for students – just a few ways to support Seeds and gain corporate visibility and community recognition.

Planned Giving
Arrange your giving to support Seeds and maximize tax benefits.

Attend An Event
Brunches, wine tastings, dinners, slumber parties, read-a-thons, and more : we host several unique events annually. View Upcoming Events.

For more information on donating, please contact Jo Steigerwald, Development Officer, at or 216.661.7950 x12.

What We've Achieved With Your Support