Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation


Mission

Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation promotes early childhood literacy in Tennessee’s birth to age five population.

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Grants

Grant Year Amount Program Name Program Area Description
2018 $25,000 Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Tennessee education Learn more

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Tennessee has been supported and sustained by Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) since 2004, ensuring that all Tennessee children, birth to five years old, have access to receive one age-appropriate book monthly, at no cost to the family and regardless of income.

2017 $25,000 Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Tennessee education Learn more

The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF) supports and sustains Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program statewide in Tennessee. Since 2004, TN’s Imagination Library has provided one age-appropriate book each month to enrolled children between birth and age five, at no cost to the family and regardless of income.

2016 $25,000 Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program in Tennessee education Learn more

For eleven years, Tennessee’s Imagination Library has delivered high-quality, age-appropriate books to enrolled children, birth to five, in all 95 counties, at no cost to families and without regard to socio-economic status. The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation provides a grant to each county covering 50% of its book costs.

2015 $25,000 Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Tennessee education Learn more

For the past decade, Tennessee’s Imagination Library has delivered high-quality, age-appropriate books to enrolled children, ages birth to five in all 95 counties at no cost to families and without regard to socio-economic status. The Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation provides a 50% funding match for book costs statewide.