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Mission and Priorities:

The Foundation of the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MDAAP Foundation), is a 501(c)(3)organization, that was established to support charitable, scientific, literacy or educational purposes which make a positive contribution to the health, safety and welfare of children and adolescents. The Foundation's mission is to make it possible for every child in Maryland to achieve his/her full potential. To accomplish this, the Foundation will support activities fostering child health and development. The MDAAP Foundation is supported by the pediatricians of Maryland and by other individuals and organizations interested in issues concerning early literacy.


The Foundation awards funds for purchases of new books for existing (non-Maryland Expansion Sites) Read Out and Read Programs (who are in "good" standing with Reach Out and Read National Center) within the state of Maryland and practices who would like to have the Reach Out and Read Program but do not qualify for the Maryland Expansion Grant. Please click here for eligibility criteria for the Maryland Expansion Grant.

Submitting a request for funding:

Applicants should submit a Letter of Application, including a brief summary of how their practice uses the Reach Out and Read Program and why they are requesting funding, a completed application and a copy of the practice's most recent progress report to the Reach Out and Read National Center, to:

Ali Pearson
1211 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-878-9705

Deadline for submission:

The deadline for the Spring 2015 mini-grant is Monday, April 20, 2015.