Winners & Honorees
Organizations that receive the David M. Rubenstein Prize ($150,000) have make outstanding and measurable contributions in increasing literacy levels and demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in operations and services. The American Prize ($50,000) is awarded to organizations that make a significant and measurable contribution to increasing literacy levels in the United States or national awareness of the importance of literacy. This award may be given to any organization that is based in the United States. The International Prize ($50,000) is awarded to organizations or national entities that make a significant and measurable contribution to increasing literacy levels in a country other than the United States. This award may be given to any organization based either inside or outside the United States.
Each year up to 15 of the current applicants are selected as best practice honorees and included in an annual publication alongside the winners. The Library of Congress Literacy Awards publication profiles the organizations by the challenges they work to solve and highlights their unique stories, progress and achievements. Each issue explores a variety of literacy programs and various approaches used to promote literacy throughout the world.