Northwest Ohio Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Award – Small Agency Excellence Award, 2011.  Presented by The Blade and Toledo Community Foundation.  The award was presented to Read for Literacy for the  positive impact the agency has on the community to promote literacy and for the tremendous 13-to-1 return, due to our efficient and talented all-volunteer based tutoring program.

In 2011 Read For Literacy was recognized for outstanding service to the community by the Toledo Chapter of the NAACP.

The JCPenneyGolden Rule Award, 1991.  This award recognizes that the positive impact generated by non-profit  organizations, would not be possible without caring and dedicated volunteers.