Donate to the Portland Literacy Council

The Portland Literacy Council is an all-volunteer organization. Your donation will help us:

  • Deliver quality tutor training,
  • Support metro-area literacy programs,
  • Assist students with scholarships for GED exams.

The single greatest indicator of children’s success is the literacy level of their parents.

  • 43% of adults with low literacy skills live in poverty
  • 36 million adults in the U.S. have low literacy skills.

Break the cycle of poverty:
Reach a child in need — Teach an adult to read.

You can help give the gift of a basic education to thousands of adults in our community. Your donation will help provide support and training to literacy tutors and give GED scholarships to low-income adults in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties.

Make a Donation

PayPal GIVING FUND:  Use your PayPal account to donate securely to PLC.  Through the Giving Fund, no fees are assessed by PayPal! You will receive a tax receipt by email from PayPal Giving Fund.



No PayPal Account?  Use the button below to donate securely by Credit Card.

All donations are tax deductible.  You’ll receive a tax receipt by email.

How Will Your Donation Help?

  • A gift of $250 will help one person complete their GED exams or provide teaching materials to a community-based literacy program.
  • A gift of $150 will pay for the professional training of a new volunteer tutor.
  • A gift of $50 will fund a scholarship for a tutor to attend our annual Volunteer Tutor Conference.

Please make checks payable to Portland Literacy Council and mail to:

Portland Literacy Council
P.O. Box 2872
Portland, OR 97208-2872

You will receive a receipt with PLC’s Non-profit Tax ID number.

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  1. Donate $$ to Portland Literacy Council.
  2. Donate the same amount to the Oregon Cultural Trust.
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