KPMG’s Family for Literacy celebrates 10 years

Access to books remains a major barrier for millions of children across our communities. Our signature Citizenship program, KPMG’s Family for Literacy (KFFL), was designed a decade ago to lay a foundation for lifelong learning by putting new books in the hands of children in need -- at the very start of their education.

To celebrate KFFL’s 10th anniversary, we hosted the Read to Achieve campaign in 2018. Over several weeks, all KPMG US offices planned and participated in literacy-focused activities with Title 1 schools (the category of schools that receive federal funding to support high concentrations of low-income students) including book fairs, book readings and mobile book fairs for educators. We also held an online auction to help raise money for our nonprofit partner, First Book.

When asked about their experience, (n=101) participating educators said after attending a Read to Achieve event:

  • 97% were able to access books that they would not have been able to afford
  •  95% believed the books received will increase student’s achievement in reading
  • 94% felt that the quality of education activities will be improved thanks to KPMG’s donation
  • 92% felt that KPMG’s donation of books and resources will likely have an impact on their student’s interest in reading

Our impact


books donated


educators received books



total volunteers across KPMG employees and their families



total volunteer hours