Education is the Binda Foundation's greatest area of interest and therefore is the area of highest focus and
giving each year. Although the Foundation has, and will continue, to support proposals that benefit learning
across the entire lifespan, it has an interest in education in the earlier years of life. Focusing funding
efforts on the education continuum will help build the most solid foundation for lifelong learning. The Binda
Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes requests for educational programming support and favors those with an
emphasis on early childhood education. It is believed that universal education must be relevant to the true
needs of a community and contribute to the unification of mankind.
2016-2017 Education Grants
After 10 years of impacting children's lives and their reading proficiency through one-to-one tutoring, the Binda
Dyslexia Center has dissolved as a nonprofit. We are excited to announce that this help for struggling readers in
the Battle Creek area will now be offered by another well-respected regional provider of one-to-one tutoring services - SLD Read.
On July 1, 2017, SLD Read, a Michigan nonprofit corporation formed in 1974, with offices in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids,
will begin to offer one-to-one tutoring services to all former students of the Binda Dyslexia Center who desire to continue,
as well as future students in the Battle Creek area.
For additional information or to access services, you may contact SLD Read at 269-345-2661 or visit
The essential component of this continuing year round program is the trained, competent Family Coach,
who provides Welcome Baby Basket visits, enrollment in Imagination Library, family coaching support
to at-risk families of infants and children birth to five years old utilizing Parents as Teachers
curriculum, and toddler play groups in the Union City, Burlington, Tekonsha and Athens communities.