Global Impact

Measuring our results

Project Literacy is seeing promising results across our three pillars of activity: Raising Awareness & Mobilizing Action; Advancing Best Practice; and Innovating for New Solutions.

Scroll down to see what progress we're making across our partnerships and programs in each of these areas.


75 partners

We have teamed up with 75 partners to date. Together, we are working to raise awareness and mobilize action, advance best practices, and innovate for new solutions.

21 countries

Program beneficiaries

More than 453,000 children and 247,000 parents and caregivers are benefiting from literacy programs as a result of Project Literacy


Total program funding:

With a primary focus on the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, and India


Total reach through media

1 billion people have seen or engaged with Project Literacy as part of marketing campaigns

Raising Awareness & Mobilizing Action

The extent of the problem and its potential impact on our world are huge so we need everyone on board to close the literacy gap.


of crowdfunded donations to partners


People signed the Unsigned Petition on behalf of the 757 million illiterate people worldwide


Size of online community

Advancing Best Practice

There are some things that we already know work to improve literacy, and we need more of them.


Number of programs funded


Number of primary beneficiaries

Innovating for New Solutions

New solutions are needed to reach the most marginalized and achieve scale in the fight against illiteracy.


Number of programs funded


Number of primary beneficiaries

Last update: June 2016