Since 2014, The Heart of America Foundation has partnered with the AbbVie Foundation to bring refurbished libraries, cafeterias, and classrooms to students in North Chicago, IL; Redwood City, CA; and Worcester, MA. AbbVie volunteers have distributed 47,500 books to more than 5,500 students nationwide. The AbbVie Foundation is dedicated to having a remarkable impact on the lives of the under-served around the world through a commitment to building strong community-based, sustainable healthcare and educational systems.
Capital One is a Founding Partner of The Heart of America Foundation READesign® Library Makeover Program. Since 2001, Capital One has distributed more than 1,300,000 million books to children, valued in excess of $10.9 million. Together, we have touched the lives of more than 582,000 children. Capital One gives back with a multi-faceted approach, including the Annual Capital One Literacy Celebration, the “One Week” campaign and the READesign® Library Makeover and READesign® Reading Corner programs. Since 2007, Capital One has improved 67 school libraries and educational spaces through these programs.
The Heart of America Foundation has partnered with FedEx for more than a decade to deliver READesign® Reading Corners together, distributing thousands of books to children in the Greater Washington Region.
The Heart of America Foundation is proud to partner with Scholastic.
From 2007 to 2015, Target renovated more than 185 school libraries through the Target School Library Makeover program, in partnership with The Heart of America Foundation. As part of the program, each school received 2,000 new books; beautiful spaces with new carpet, furniture and technology; and seven new books for each student to take home.
Since 2016, Under Armour has transformed an entire school into a vibrant center for learning. Updated designs included the gymnasium, cafeteria, a sensory room, the teacher’s lounge, several hallways, and the front lobby of the school. The exterior transformation was equally impressive with new front landscaping, a completely overhauled parking lot, new playground surfacing, asphalt games, a new fence, and much more!
Our Local, Regional and National Partners
Publishers and Wholesalers
Albert Whitman Company
All About Books
Four Corners Publishing
Library and Educational Services (LES)
School District Partners
The Heart of America Foundation programming has been implemented in the following school districts:
- US Department of Education
- Austin Independent School District
- Baltimore City Public Schools
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
- Chicago Public Schools
- Clark County School District (in NV)
- Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD)
- San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD)
- DC Public Schools
- DeKalb County School System
- Denver Public Schools
- Detroit Public Schools
- Fairfax County Public Schools
- Hawaii Department of Education
- Houston Independent School District
- Jefferson County Public Schools
- Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
- Long Beach Unified School District
- Memphis City Schools
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools
- Milwaukee Public Schools
- Montgomery County Public Schools
- New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE)
- Prince George’s County Public Schools
- Prince William County Public Schools
- School District of Philadelphia
Bella & Harry
The Booksource, Inc.
Federal Street Press
Library and Educational Services
Mackin Educational Resources
Scholastic Book Fairs
EF Library Services (*Library Cataloger)
Universities and colleges have remained important partners in our work since our early beginnings. We engage college students in our work through scholarship programs, internships, and our national READesign® Library Makeover program. Our university partners include:
Brigham Young University
University of Central Florida
University of Maryland
University of North Florida
Utah State University
North Chicago Community Partners
Communities and Schools Delaware
The Heart of America Foundation has been fortunate to receive support from these outstanding general contractors from 2009 to present:
Novak Construction Inc.
Roche Constructors Inc.
S.M. Wilson & Co.
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Skanska USA Building
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Award Construction, Inc.
Suffolk Construction Co.
LF Jennings, Inc.
Woods Construction, Inc.
W.L Butler Construction, Inc.
Russell Construction, Inc.
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Okland Construction Company, Inc.
Taylor Bros. Construction, LLC
Walsh Construction Co.
J.E. Dunn Construction Group
Saunders Construction, Inc.
Curtom-Dunsmuir, A Joint Venture
Crossland Construction Company, Inc.
Sun Builders Co.
THOR Construction, Inc.
Conlon Construction Co.
DCK Pacific Construction, LLC