GRANT MAKING > Grant Making & Fundraising Program


Boon is a public charity with the capacity to make grants and raise funds in all fifty states. We are a community of like-minded donors, at all giving levels and capacities, that understands well-trained teachers are the key to the reading success of students.

The cost of tuition is a barrier for many teachers that want the training. To remove that restriction, Boon and its four designated grantee training organizations (listed below) have developed a scholarship plan that will increase significantly the number of teachers trained and the number students taught by qualified teachers. With our grant making plans fully organized, Boon is a resource for teacher training that provides pre-approved annual scholarship funds that predictably and consistently invest in teacher training. For students and teachers the impact will be impressive. 

Rationale: By receiving a guaranteed grant, the teacher training organizations can more efficiently plan their training activities because they know the Orton National Scholarships will be provided on a regular basis.

Individuals that are interested in scholarships are encouraged to contact one of these primary training organizations:


Grant Making & Fundraising

Annual Gift Process

To offer Orton National Scholarships we set in motion a process that will provide an ongoing, annual financial commitment to fund teacher training. This is how the program works:

Dollar-for-Dollar Matching Fund

Each year, an evolving group of Boon core-funders and major donors will show their commitment to reducing the reading crisis by establishing a 6-7 figure, dollar-for-dollar annual matching fund to encourage and increase the size of the gifts from general donors across America.

Step 1: Major donors provide the matching funds and general donors make contributions that are matched dollar-for-dollar to Boon's Orton National Scholarship Fund.

Step 2: All gifts to Boon will be distributed to our four designated grantee teacher training organizations.

Step 3: Boon's designated grantee training organizations will award teachers with Orton National Scholarships in explicit, multi-sensory literacy instruction methods.

Each primary training organization chooses scholarship recipients, works within their training networks to conduct the training, and reports the outcomes to Boon.

A Vision of Success

  • Our goal is to develop and grow a grant making and fundraising organization that annually serves the education field as a collective and nation-wide funding resource for teacher training.
  • Boon's success depends upon everyone working together to ensure gifts are available for annual teacher training. As a national organization, Boon can encourage donors across America to pitch in and substantially increase the scope and substance of our grants. 
Grant Making & Fundraising