What We Do

Helps Education Fund offers multiple evidence-based programs and services that are designed to support educators and community organizations to meaningfully advance learning outcomes for students. We are continuously working to expand what we offer.

All programs are:

Why we do it

Helps Education Fund aims to strengthen students’ foundational skills in core content areas such as reading, writing, and math. Our evidence-based programs and services are most often used by educators and community organizations who are teaching children these important skills.

We offer our programs and services for free or at the lowest possible cost in order to remove financial barriers from educators and community organizations serving students. When financial costs prevent educators’ and community organizations’ access to effective resources, this fosters educational inequities and harms students and communities.

To promote educational equity, we focus our efforts on partnering with educators and community organizations that serve a high percentage of students who are economically disadvantaged and/or perform below adequate levels in core academic skills.

With each of our programs and services, we are consistently striving to merge educational research and practice for the benefit of teachers, students, and communities.

Our evidence-based programs and services can be used:

  • within schools by teachers, paraprofessionals, and community volunteers

  • within educational after-school and/or summer camp programs, by staff and community volunteers

  • within homes by parents, family members, and other caregivers


Helps Education Fund would like to thank our financial and community partners who are working hand in hand with us to help us achieve our mission.

It is through their support and partnership that we are able to change the lives of students by delivering the necessary programs and services for academic success.

Join us in advancing learning outcomes for all children

Current Partners

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
ChildTrust Foundation
Chatham Education Foundation
Morgan Creek Foundation
Read Charlotte
Wells Fargo
NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Activate Good
Say Yes to Education Guilford
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
The Daniel Center
NCSU Institute for Nonprofits
Credit Suisse
Professional Educators of NC