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 based in the United States that make a significant and measurable contribution to increasing literacy levels or national awareness of the importance of literacy. The International Prize ($50,000) is awarded to organizations based in a country outside of the United States that make a significant and measurable contribution to increasing literacy levels.
Each year 12 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.