California Dictionary Project (San Francisco, CA)


  • Name:Elizabeth Rhein
  • Title:Member, Board of Directors

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:California Dictionary Project
  • Address:41 Sutter Street #1753
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:415-693-2136
  • Main fax:415-693-2222

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User Address

  • Address:41 Sutter Street #1753
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    United States

User Phone

  • Direct phone:408-887-4032
  • Other fax:408-920-0812

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  • Mission:
  • Our mission is to distribute a free dictionary to every third-grade public school student in California. We believe that by reaching children early (third grade), providing them with tools (dictionaries), personalizing the delivery (volunteers from the local community), and teaching them how to use those tools (presentations and teacher lesson plans), we can grow

  • History:
  • The California Dictionary Project grew out of the need to improve literacy rates in California’s public schools. Founded in April 2002, the California Dictionary Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 30-0064273) based in San Francisco. In just six years, we have distributed nearly 100,000 dictionaries to third-grade public school students in some of the Bay Area’s largest districts, including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and West Contra Costa County. The books are a gift for the young students to keep, to use throughout their school career, and to share with their families at home. During the 2007-2008 school year alone, we provided approximately 23,000 English dictionaries in sixteen different school districts. With additional funding, we hope to double this amount in the upcoming school year. We accept no government funding. We are supported entirely by foundation grants, individual and corporate donations, and in-kind contributions of services and facilities. At this time the organization is run entirely by volunteers, so nearly all of the funding we receive is used to purchase dictionaries.

  • Year established:2002
  • Endowment:Unknown

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • California Dictionary Project is operated by its Board of Directors. There are no trustees and no staff. Following are the names and titles of the Board of Directors.
    - Chairman: Barry Graynor
    - President: Elizabeth Rhein
    - Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer: Sandra Anderson
    - Vice President and Secretary: Kenan Farrell
    - Board Member: Sean Rosas
    - Board Member: Tina Lin


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Unknown
  • IRS Section:
  • Tax ID:30-0064273

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