Ready4K Equity Grant

Equity Grant

ParentPowered, home of Ready4K, received new grant funding to help organizations support their economically disadvantaged families.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Do you serve economically disadvantaged families?

Ready4K Equity Grant awards, which are based on the percentage of economically disadvantaged families an organization serves, help cover a portion of the costs of Ready4K for up to 3 years.

Awards are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Request the Application


Fill out the form below to access the one page Ready4K application.

Awards are typically provided within 3 days of submission.


Equity Grant Award Levels

Ready4K is deeply committed to serving economically disadvantaged families. That’s why we’re proud to offer qualifying organizations an Equity Grant — to ensure our high quality family curriculum is available in every community.

Head Starts and Schools & Districts with 80% or more of their students eligible for free and reduced price lunch qualify for the maximum award levels. Awards for other organizations are based on percentage of economically disadvantaged families served, with awards up to:

Tier 1

Commit to implementing Ready4K for

1 year

Program Fees Covered:

75% of fees

Tier 2

Commit to implementing Ready4K for

2 years

Program Fees Covered:

100% of year 1

25% of year 2

Tier 3

Commit to implementing Ready4K for

3 years

Program Fees Covered:

100% of year 1

50% of year 2

What Parents Are Saying About Ready4K

"They remind me of ways that I can continue to support her growth and development!"

"The tips and activities provided in the messages have been easy to incorporate into our daily routine and have noticeably improved our interactions and has given us the opportunity to make our normal activities more fun."

"Ready4K has helped a lot when she gets upset. Instead of getting upset she is now able to control her feeling by not getting frustrated but rather she will fold clothes or her favorite, matching socks and taking counting and taking 3 deep breaths"

"They have helped me be calmer dealing with him and they have helped me to help him communicate better with others"

"After doing activities together I believe our relationship is stronger. Her communication skills are growing every day and everything I do to encourage them helps!"

"There is an over-saturation of things to read and you can feel inadequate. Getting these texts feel like reassurances."

“We need to invest in things that parents don’t have to show up for, things that show up for parents in their homes.”

Angela Glore
Executive Director
First 5 Del Norte

"We've all miscalculated how desperately families really wanted something like this."

James Pond
Governor's Early Literacy Foundation

"Parents really appreciate that it is simple, doesn't require anything additional, and stays on their phone."

Lori Krzeszewski
WAKE Up and Read

“[My favorite activity is] listening and talking with my son. Devices tend to get in the way of living in todays era, it's nice to put them away and actually communicate with each other. It's important.”

Ready4K Programs Include:

Ready4K Curricula

Your choice of Ready4K curriculum. All are sent to families using the most equitable technology available: text message.

Core whole child


Personalized Learning

Partner Support

Everything from one-click enrollment to supplemental teacher and family resources to dashboard access. 

Impact Data

Family outcomes data includes engagement, quarterly family survey results, and an End-of-Year Impact Report.

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